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Old 11-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Adco cover sticking to roof...

Yesterday, I removed the Adco cover that I had placed onto our new Roo for the first time about a month ago. As I was removing it, I found that it was sticking to the caulking/sealant putty at areas around the roofline. Has anybody else experienced this? And how about a remedy?

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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This time of year most of us up north are trying to keep the HTT covered up from the snow & winter elements. Would be nice to be able to uncover & use.
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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I suggest Eterna Bond at your roof seams and any suspicious cracks in your caulking, around skylights or any other penetration points. Cover should slide right off unless you've got something sticky there. Eterna Bond won't adhere to silicone, use self leveling caulk on your roof.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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As I watched my cover last night as the wind was blowing I noticed some billowing going on, so I don't know how it could stick to the caulking. I know that in the instructions we received with our Adco cover that it said not to over tighten the straps. If you have done this it may cause what you are describing. Suggest loosening up the straps a little.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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Hey Biken201,
Our cover stuck to the roof "goop" a bit when new. Not a lot but a couple of places.
Has gotten better as trailer and caulking has aged. Maybe it's more of a warm/sunny climate issue.
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I've found over the years that if you cover too early in the season, or uncover too late, then the solar warm that is trapped under the cover (even though it "breathable") sometimes allows the cover to bond into the Eternabond or Dicor. Especially on corner and other places where the cover pulls a little tight.

We're about done for the season with too many 55F days here in upstate NY, so while I winterized a month ago, I'm covering today. Likely uncover in mid to late March. (hopefully!)
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Thanks for all of the input regarding the issue. My covering is mostly to protect from UV damage here in AZ, and not for winterizing protection. I try to keep it covered for most of the year whenever I am not imminently embarking on a trip.

I will try the waxpaper suggestion and see if it prevents the caulk from sticking to the cover. My next project will be to inspect the caulking where the cover was sticking to ensure that there is no "gaps" that will allow leaking...
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #9
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The sealant on a new unit remains sticky for quite a while if it stays clean. Our camper is over a year old, and the goop is still somewhat tacky, as the camper is stored indoors and stays clean. While a nuisance for the cover, I view it as a good thing as I think it reflects the quality of the sealant.
Maybe if you spread a very thin coat of silicone over the sealant, that might eliminate the sticking. I don't think it would hurt the sealant, although the silicone might not stick that well either...........
Maybe the wax paper idea is the best?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:34 PM   #10
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My trailer stays outside and the roof sealant took about 4 months to cure. The first couple months it was extremely sticky. I'm not sure if it is air or sunshine that finally dries it out some, but the OP's trailer may just need more time without the cover.
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