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Old 03-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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gs272 question

hello all,

we just got our 2006 grand surveyor last fall and i need to get up on the roof and do the normal checks and do the biannual cleaning ( i was told that i needed to clean and condition the roof twice a year to maintain the warranty ). i was wondering what else i should be looking for when i get up there. i went from a 1984 pop-up to this monster TT so it is like a little bit of shell shock for me. any advice would be appreciated

thanks Ben
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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Keep a sharp eye out for any tears/cuts in the roof. Also, look for any splits in the caulk. While you're up there, look for cracked shrouds, missing/cracked/broken vent covers, large debris, and deterioration of the roof material itself. Also, look for spongy areas on the roof, indicating serious water damage or de-lamination (your roof is kind of like a wood-and-styrofoam sandwich). De-lamination, especially around the a/c unit, majorly reduces the structural integrity of your roof.

You mention that the camper is a 2006 model, purchased last fall. If you are not the original owner of the coach, your roof, and every other part of your coach no longer has a warranty.

When up on the roof, try to make sure to stay near the edges, or better yet stay on the ladder, moving it around as necessary, to do your inspection.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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PumaPro covered most things to be on the lookout for. I'd also carefully check the tv antenna area and do the recommended lube and maintenance to it while you're there. Pay special attention to the cable entry. Check the caulking around it and the rubber boot covering it. The radio antenna as well if it's located on the roof.

If you wear shoes up there, make sure there are no stones stuck in the tread. You can also use squares of plywood to spread the load out when up there.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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thanks for the tips guys, im going to hopefully do all of this on saturday. i will tell you all how it turns out

thanks again

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