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Old 10-24-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Roof cleaning and bubbles

I hope this works. Trying to attach a photo of the roof on our 6 month old Windjammer. I am getting ready to clean the roof membrane and found this bubble near the front of the trailer roof. I've seen other threads here talking about bubbles in the roof cover and not to worry about it. Most of them are older threads so I wanted to make sure I got some feedback. Roof feels solid under this area and no evidence of leaks. Of course it hasn't rained here in about 2 months either.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Dam that looks bad. Maybe ok but sure does not look ok. I'm glad my rv came with fiberglass roof.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Im with papap .
the roofing company I work for installs tpo and any bubble bigger than a quarter gets fixed when installing a new roof .
That looks like the tpo has started separating from the roof in my opinion .
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For a 6 month old camper, I'd be scheduling an appoinment for that to be covered under warranty before it develops into a mess.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:11 AM   #5
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The contact above was posted in another thread regarding wall cracks in Windjammer 3065. Suggest you email your pics to him and maybe give him a call. Best of luck.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:24 AM   #6
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I posted pics of our V-Lite roof on here ayear ago, not quite as bad as yours but was told by FR and the dealer it is normal. FYI the TPO membrane floats on the roof and is not glued down so it can move as it heats and cools.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:53 AM   #7
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Contact Doug (above)...........after having the factory tour. The membrane is glued to the roof! I was under the impression it floated, it does NOT ! Doug told me that if the roof is bubbling larger than a quarter(as -f1100turbo noted!)...give them an e-mail with pictures because something is wrong !! This inspection should be done twice a year at least -checking caulking on roof seals and membrane separating from the roof (bubbles) !
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:53 AM   #8
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Contact Doug (above)...........after having the factory tour. The membrane is glued to the roof! I was under the impression it floated, it does NOT ! Doug told me that if the roof is bubbling larger than a quarter(as -f1100turbo noted!)...give them an e-mail with pictures because something is wrong !! This inspection should be done twice a year at least -checking caulking on roof seals and membrane separating from the roof (bubbles) !
Interesting as I sent FR pics of mine.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:28 PM   #9
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tpo type membrane is fully adhered period .

only epdm "black" rubber can float BUT then it has ballast to hold it down .
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I sent Doug an email this morning with six pictures. He replied within a couple of hours and said there was a problem and that it would be a warranty fix. Told me to contact the dealer (I did--with pics) and I take it into them on Nov. 5th. We'll see how the actual repair goes but so far I am very impressed with Forest River Warranty Dept. and my dealers response. Thanks Doug and Preston (Liberty RV)
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