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Old 01-21-2015, 12:19 AM   #1
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Wow just missed the Bullet

As you can see below in our signature below the DW and I have
a 9 year old Coachmen 5'er, we bought it used three years ago.

I noticed when we bought the trailer there had been some roof
repair in two spots, one a 12 by 12 patch and 3/4 up the trailer
a patch that went clear across the trailer. Seeing such I went
into the trailer and looked for and water damage or smell, neither
was found.

I ask the salesman about such and he had sort of a dumb look on
his face and stated he didn't know it had been repaired, he
climbed up on top of the trailer and confirmed indeed there was
roof repair.

Since the DW and really like the trailer and meet our needs I ask
for a pressure test on the roof before I was going to put anything
down or commit to buying the 5'er.

Well the trailer passed and we have now enjoyed the 5'er now for
the last three years. So this fall I was inspecting the roof and
getting to winterize it I saw that there was wrinkles in the roof
and the seams on the front side of the trailer had some pretty
wide cracks I'd not seen either before the last time I was
on the roof during the spring cleaning

Well I called the local RV repair shop and ask if the could take
a look at it and while it was there change out the electrical
pull try cord setup to a plugin setup and put in a surge
protector with a monitor panel inside the trailer.

Well to make a long story shorter we decided it would be best
to put on a new roof do to the fact it was unknown why the
roof winkled in places and the was large cracks right at
the front of the trailer both sides

Well, the roof is off, the water damage was very small on
both sides of the roof, the repair shop will replace one
front sheet of 1/2 plywood, replace 6to8" long and 6" wide
strip on each top side of the closet if they can not dry
it out.

We are having them replace the roof with a RMAXTRM roof
membrane in hopes to cut down on roof maintenance
We are told they will have it done by the end of the week
with a new roof, washed and waxed just in time for our
daughters visit from Delware
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:44 AM   #2
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Good job keeping up with your roof inspections.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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Chuckw5kav,

If you don't mind sharing, what kind of $$$ is that gonna run into? Just curious for a comparison. My Dad just had to have the membrane replaced on his 36' Fifth-wheel due to a limb tearing it. There was no water damage, they only had to replace one little section of decking and of course the entire membrane. It was an insurance claim or otherwise the damage actually could have "Most Likely" been properly patched and never been an issue.

Anyway, it cost the insurance company almost $5000. Which made me wonder if this is typical for this repair or did CW just elevate the cost due to it being an insurance repair.

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:43 AM   #4
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That was a good catch. Even with a fiberglass roof I go up and wash and inspect all the seams and roof twice each year. I talk this up in the RV club as I am the only one who does it. Water is a good way to loose an RV. If you catch it early you can save a huge expense and headache.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:02 PM   #5
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Yes silver I agree. Check your roof twice a year. I do it in the spring and the fall before I cover it for winter. I also clean and wax it in the spring and fall. That's the best times to spot and fix if you need to. After a few 5'ers and 6 travel trailers I haven't had a leak yet in all the 50 some odd years I have been camping.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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Last year I had the membrane replaced on my 33' 5er after it was ruined by a woodpecker. The cost was slightly over $4000. I had to pay my deductible of $1000.
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roff leakes

I haven't had a problem yet thank god for that, and I check routinely thanks for sharing
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:27 PM   #8
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I had them put in a 30 amp surge protector with voltage
protection with a remote power monitor , add a Jack antenna,
put one sheet of 1/2 plywood, new 30amp flanged inlet with
power smart led, new 50ft 30 amp extension cord, new
RMAXTRM roof membrane for 7K which included all the sealer
and glue, and pressure tested to make sure there was no
leaks along with tax at 8%... Labor was the killer, 1 person 3
an 1/2 days at $98.00 an hour except for the part were they
had 2 people putting on the membrane and smoothing it
out....
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:08 PM   #9
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I forgot to add the new rain gutters, the new ventline plumbing cap
norcold vent cap for the frig, seven new LED marker lights, mic
screws.

As listed in bill for the membrane was
XTEM 35' RV roof membrane $687.89
XTEM PVC Roof installation $265.00
XTEM sealants self leveling 4 tubes $38.36
XTEM Sealants-NON-SAG 2 tubes $$19.58
1 4x8 sheet of Mahogany $168.56
1 4x8 sheet of CDX plywood $23.27
100ft side insert polar white $104.57

MISC screws $41.49
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:07 PM   #10
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Well the trailer has been home for a few days now, lots of rain over 5 inches so far in the last week Ugh

No leaks Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

LED marker light look great and are pretty bright and 30 amp surge protector with voltage protection with
a remote power monitor works great

I'll take some pictures soon as it stops raining
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