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Old 06-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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screw poking up...how quickly should I have this addressed?

so I was up on my roof for the first time last night, and saw some spots where it appear there is something under the rubber roof materials. One particular one is clearly a screw poking up.

I will take this up with Coahmen, but my question is how quickly do I need to have this addressed? Leaving Saturday for a week in Colorado...
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Has it poked through? Can water get in?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Has it poked through? Can water get in?
It did not appear to have poked through, no obvious hole or tear, yet there is a small dot of rust there, which suggests metal came in contact with both water and air. No other signs of water under the rubber roof material to my untrianed eye.
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You could wait 'til you return from your trip to have it looked after but I'd take a piece of Eternabond or Dicor tape with me in case it punctures the membrane.

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You could wait 'til you return from your trip to have it looked after but I'd take a piece of Eternabond or Dicor tape with me in case it punctures the membrane.

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This pretty much echos my thoughts 100%.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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You could wait 'til you return from your trip to have it looked after but I'd take a piece of Eternabond or Dicor tape with me in case it punctures the membrane.

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This is the scenario running through my mind this morning, if I stop at an RV dealer for some eternabond etc., and apply it myself, will it make it harder for my dealer to repair this?

Of course the next question is: how DO you repair this? A new roof?
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It did not appear to have poked through, no obvious hole or tear, yet there is a small dot of rust there, which suggests metal came in contact with both water and air. No other signs of water under the rubber roof material to my untrianed eye.
Which end of the screw is poking through? From the picture, it looks like the pointed end.

If you're leaving it outside, exposed to wind/rain, you'll need to have this attended to quickly. Meanwhile, if you can't get to it right away, you may want to put a dot of lap sealant over it in case it does come through!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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Which end of the screw is poking through? From the picture, it looks like the pointed end.

If you're leaving it outside, exposed to wind/rain, you'll need to have this attended to quickly. Meanwhile, if you can't get to it right away, you may want to put a dot of lap sealant over it in case it does come through!

And now I feel like an idiot - I was up there replacing our vent, with 2 open tubes of lap sealant...

It is actually stored in a cave, but has been in several rain storms. Supposed to rain tonight...
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Of course the next question is: how DO you repair this? A new roof?
From what I see, that's the only repair that I'd accept is a roof replacement.

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Is there anything mounted to the ceiling on the inside of RV that you could possibly find and back that screw out? AC unit, cabinetry, etc.......
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