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Old 03-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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One Piece Aluminum Roof

Is the Work and Play Toy Hauler the only Forest River model with a one piece aluminum roof?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Yes

Everything else will be a 1 piece rubber roof.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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Which is better?
I would think aluminum.
My last camper was a Hi-LO (loved it). It had an aluminum roof.

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Rubber or vinyl is used on 99% of towables because it can flex with the structure going down the road.

Fiberglass and aluminum doesn't give as much. The Work and Plays are built very rigid, more like a utility trailer than an RV. Motorhomes also use fiberglass, but again, are a much more rigid frame and don't flex as much.

Old trailers (think '70's) used seamed aluminum, and they expand and contract with changing weather, and you could never keep them sealed.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:57 AM   #5
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Our Hi-Lo was a 2001 with an aluminum roof. But the top part of the camper slid down over the bottom with hydraulics. Therefore, don't believe it was directly attached to trailer frame, maybe that's why? We didn't have a problem with roof seals. Or any problems for that matter. Very reliable, but not too complex either. Only a 17'. Since we went seasonal and no longer towing, had to get something bigger as we stay in it for much longer periods of time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yes, Hi-Lo and TrailManor collapseable hardside trailers have solid roofs.

They are more pop-up-like than a regular hard sided trailer.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #7
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Little wind noise

I have a 2005 26ft Work and Play, 1 pc aluminum roof, it has been great except for some wind noise in heavy winds. I seal it every fall and check it in spring. Have had no issues with leaks to this point.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #8
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What products in everyone using to seal the roof seams?

Any suggestions on how to maintain and apply?

I've got a little water penetration in the left rear corner of the garage area.

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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I would use self leveling Dicor or better yet Eternabond tape for roof seems. You should not have to reseal every year. I am not sure what model you have but I would track down that garage water leak before it gets to the floor. Check the gasket around the ramp door with garden hose. Replace gasket if it leaks..
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Thanks for the tip on the products.


I've got a 2007 28BD unit.

The water is not from the ramp door.....it's running down the wall over the window. I took a look at the roof and it seems a couple of the fasteners are over countersunk, way below the roof surface and creating a little "drain hole" of sorts.

I just bought the unit and it was stored with trailer tilted so the roof water all ran to the left rear corner, so it was getting plenty of water flow over that corner of the trailer.

All water is well ahead and away from the ramp door.

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