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Old 07-23-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Angry What would you doo?????????

Tried to take our 29RE 12 1/2 foot 5're under a 11 foot high underpass......Tore some rubber roof and cleaned the front sky light and broke TV antenna....No damage to structure!!!!!!!
About 1/3 of roof has to be replaced up front.....

Would you recommend replacing whole roof OR front 1/3???? There would be a seam with a metal strip at the joint.....

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the accident. Are both options covered by insurance? If so, I would go for the full roof replacement. However, I do recommend waiting for feedback from more experienced members.

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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Since your unit is a (2014) I would replace the roof,no seam! Youroo!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:18 PM   #4
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Since your unit is a (2014) I would replace the roof,no seam! Youroo!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:19 PM   #5
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if insurance is covering it, will be pretty much up to them what gets done
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I am personally not a big fan of half a.. fixes, 1/3 of the roof might cost 2/3 of doing the whole roof and you might have separation along the seams under the dicor which are not visible with the naked eye. It could be a gamble, I don't know.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #7
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If it didn't have a seam to start with I wouldn't want one now either.
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I should have been more clear: seam along the edge of the roof, vents, AC and so on. When it tore it probably got stretched quite a bit.
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Tried to take our 29RE 12 1/2 foot 5're under a 11 foot high underpass......Tore some rubber roof and cleaned the front sky light and broke TV antenna....No damage to structure!!!!!!!
About 1/3 of roof has to be replaced up front.....

Would you recommend replacing whole roof OR front 1/3???? There would be a seam with a metal strip at the joint.....

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I would suggest two things:

A: Get a GPS with width and height warnings.
B: Renew the roof, if it leaks or blows free at the joint, it will cost more to fix it next time, besides ruining your day.
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So where did you find the 11' underpass? Just curious to know so I don't do the same thing.

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