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Old 09-01-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Roof vs tree limb....guess who won

Hi all

Leaving a RV park today the edge of the roof on my 365-saq got caught by a branch and made a hole in the rubber roof....about 2 inch slice. It is just above the gutter on the roof...

What's the best fix? Eternabond tape? Do I need to adhere the tear first and then apply the tape? Anything more?

Or should I go thru insurance? I'm guessing they will not authorize a roof replacement and would just repair the tear with similar materials as I stated.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 09-02-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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Jeff, call around to different dealers and see what they recommend. I have seen Eternabond work really well as well as other patches. They can give you a better idea. I only had a very small hole in mine and uses sealant for mine.

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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My insurance paid for a new rubber roof, but the branch in my case went all the way through and cracked the ceiling on the inside. I put a patch on of very thick plastic (stuff used under an above ground pool to keep weeds from growing through the bottom of the pool), with Eternabond tape around the edge. It did not leak, but I knew it was only a temporary patch until I could get into get it fixed properly. The tape did really well though. If the hole/rip is not too big, I would trust it until you needed a more major repair or replace.
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