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Old 04-24-2019, 12:27 AM   #1
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What do you guys think

Purchased a used 2015 silverback, everything works great, but I was on the roof the other day and noticed on the edge (roof bend to gutter area) Iím starting to get little tears and itís loose, during our PDI I wasnít allowed on roof to Look it over, also the plywood is not smooth in the area.

So here is the question, I called my Insurance Co and it is a covered just need to open a claim and ďsee if it bad enough to re-roof) Do now in beging of season or chance it and run all summer, Also does adding satellite and a second A/C help resale value at all, If they have to put a new roof my as well add those to the roof since camper is wired and ducked for it

This 5th wheel is a 5year Plan for us before we trade up
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:38 AM   #2
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Interesting an insurance company is allowing a claim on a new to you used trailer.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:12 AM   #3
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I always carry full coverage just for this, I didn’t try to go through my extended warranty company

Yes I have two policy’s
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:47 AM   #4
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Interesting an insurance company is allowing a claim on a new to you used trailer.
I agree. Previous damage. Kind of surprised they gave full coverage on a used trailer without an inspection.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:29 AM   #5
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Can you post pictures of it?

My first thought is to patch it with Eternabond tape and use it this summer then have it replaced during the off season.
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Not being allowed to inspect it prior to purchase (during PDI) would have been a red flag.
The Eternabond may be a good solution.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:47 PM   #7
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Yep... not being allowed on the roof should have been a HUGE red flag. They obviously had something to hide as you've found out.

Turning it in to your insurance could be far worse if your premium goes up or they drop you. There have been reports of both here with just one claim incident.

Depending on the sub-structure condition (whether the plywood is swelled or not) I would likely use Eternabond tape if there is at least 1/2" of area surrounding the tears where it comes over the roof edge. Any less than 1/2" and I'd have concerns of it having good adhesion.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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Seal it, sell it, buy something new. Do not go back to that dealer!!!
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #9
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Roof inspection / OSHA

Must be a new thing for dealers selling used rvís. My neighbor purchased a very nice high-end 2015 TT from a dealer in Pataskla, OH. They refused to let him onto the roof, citing their insurance and OSHA regulations. He is young and had never purchased a RV before, so was clueless. The very same day he purchased it and took it home, upon climbing onto the roof, he seen that the dealer had not washed the roof. When he gathered the items to wash it and walked onto the roof, it started cracking. The young man weighs 175 and the roof was cracking on the first step. The entire front end of the rv was rotted. He immediately called the dealer and they stated it was an as is purchase. $25,000. He had to get an attorney and a few days later was allowed to return it. They stated they had no idea the roof was bad. Funny thing is, the following day the unit was back on the lot for sale once again.
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Id be losing my mind . The dealer would probably need to call the Sheriff on me because I'd be trying to park the trailer in there front window .lol. I'm sorry this has happened to you good luck .
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