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Old 07-20-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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New roof costs are through the ROOF (pun intended)

Just received a quote to re-roof a 2013 Rockwood Fifth wheel 8289WS. It is approx. 32' and was quoted $9000.00 Is this normal? Where our cap meets our roof, the seal broke loose and now wind blows up under the membrane while you are driving making a large bubble. In trying to repair it they cannot seem to stretch the membrane enough to reattach properly, hence the reason they are saying we need a whole new roof.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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I replaced the roof on my old Holiday Rambler. I bought a dicor roof replacement kit (35') with glue for $450. The hardest part was cleaning off the butyl tape that was behind the trim gutters.

If you have a place to work under a roof and a little DIY skills you can save thousands.




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Old 07-20-2016, 08:13 PM   #3
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Can you use strips of eternabond tape the width of the trailer to bond the roof membrane to the front cap? 9K is crazy money.
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Can you use strips of eternabond tape the width of the trailer to bond the roof membrane to the front cap? 9K is crazy money.

Might work....eternabond can be purchased up to 12" wide I believe


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Old 07-20-2016, 08:32 PM   #5
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Can you just eternabond the whole roof! LOL

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Old 07-20-2016, 08:33 PM   #6
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Might work....eternabond can be purchased up to 12" wide I believe


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I was thinking a 4" strip from rubber roof to wood underlayment and then a wider strip to cover from front cap to rubber roof? Got nothing to lose and $8900 to save.
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Based on my Father having his roof replaced last year on their 32 Foot Bighorn Fifthwheel due to a limb tearing the membrane I'm gonna say the $9000 is very extreme. His replacement was around $4800 if I'm not mistaken. Insurance picked up the tab minus his deductible of course, but still I'm not thinking camping world cut the insurance company any slack.

The Eternabond tape does sound like it would be worth a try though. I made some amazing repairs with it on our old Fleetwood. I carry a roll of four inch wide with me at all times just in case myself or a fellow camper has that situation that threatens to ruin a Good camping trip.
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Imo, completely normal price from a dealer. I just picked mine up two days ago from the dealer for the exact same issue. I was told it would be an $8k repair. Luckily mine was still under warranty however because I just bought it in April. The dealer tried to squeeze FR for a whole new roof, but FR wouldn't go for it and made the dealer peel back the front few feet and reglue it.

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Old 07-21-2016, 02:01 PM   #10
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Same issue on Wind Jammer nose

While camping this past weekend, I got on top of our Wind Jammer roof to set up the satellite and noticed the front roof looked bubbled up. Upon closer inspection, I could see where the roof seal at the front cap had a crack about 6 inches long in the Dicor; however it wasn't loose. Apparently when driving the wind deflecting up over the front causes a low pressure area and the roof bubbles up because it has the ability to suck in air at the crack. It looks like the roof material is stretched and I am considering trying to fix this myself by removing the side trim and regluing the material. I have a full covered storage stall so I can do this repair without being in the Texas sun. I have not taken it to have it looked at and not sure the insurance will cover it as it isn't damaged, just had a seam crack open. I think it is the EDPM material.
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