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Old 05-31-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Roof Bubbles

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As expected as I've started to go through and inspect in detail the 2009 Surveyor SP186 we just bought, I am finding some potential problems. Since I never inspected the roof before purchasing--I know, I know--finally went up there today and found some bubble areas at the back seam. Since I can find no visible sign of leakage inside the trailer, are these bubbles an issue which should be looked into further, or is it commonplace with this type of roof skin? By the way, never seen a skin like this before on top of a trailer...is this type of covering durable for the long haul?

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Is it a rubber roof?
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Yes, I believe it is: real rubbery and stretchy. Your thoughts? Thanks, Gene
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I've had rubber roofs before and they all had bubbles. Just make sure all the caulking is good and they have no cracks where water can get in.
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Thanks, sounds normal for this type of roof. Did you use one of the commercial cleaners on the rubber roof?
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I used soap with alittle bleach. You want spay some of the rubber roof treatment on it a couple times a year.
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Thanks again, any other input from others on how you clean and maintain a rubber roof?
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I used soap with alittle bleach. You want spay some of the rubber roof treatment on it a couple times a year.
That bleach might get it looking whiter, but I wouldn't use that that on mine.
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I do not thing a small amount hurts anything. I have heard of people using Spic and span mop cleaner.
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