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Old 04-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Soft Roof Problem?

Recently found a tear in the roof material of our SP240 Sports. The dealer said it needs to be replaced (wow what a shock)! I thought we would just patch it since it is like 3" x 3" cut, but he said the camper is less than a year old and a patch devalues the resale. Ok that kind of makes sense. Insurance will probably cover the majority of the cost.
Has anyone been down this road? Are there problems with replacing the soft roof I should know about?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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I'm not sure a patch is going to devalue it more than a entire roof replacement will. Any major repair will devalue it so I'd check more into the patch.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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I'm not sure a patch is going to devalue it more than a entire roof replacement will. Any major repair will devalue it so I'd check more into the patch.
Forest River representative told me it would be best to replace the roof. Thanks for your advise.
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I don't understand how a repair of substructure, if necessary, and a new roof would devalue a rig more than a patch. That being said, a 3" x 3" patch can be repaired successfully. Important thing is to make sure there is no damage under the cut.
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Forest River representative told me it would be best to replace the roof. Thanks for your advise.
How bout a radio ant. screwed down and sealed with dicor self leveling compound? Be a helava lot cheaper than a many K roof replacement.
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Well insurance adjuster called said they would cover the total cost of $3,150.00. Less my $100.00 deductible. Sounds like a good deal to me. Let you know how it looks.
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Heck yeah. If insurance is going to cover it, I'd go total repair and not stress anymore. Be careful around trees!!!!
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Got the camper back today. Looks really good, they used a little more sealant on the front then the factory did, guess its the difference of doing two a week opposed to the guy at the factory who does 10 a day. We are ready to head to the beach.
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