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Old 07-26-2010, 09:57 AM   #11
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As for how often to caulk, as others have said, "it depends". In my case, I neglected the roof for too long and I paid the price. The seal at the rear cap/roof joint was fairly cracked and warn away before I got to it. This caused some water damage. Amazingly all other caulking was in very good condition. My unit is in the FR factory repair shop today getting damage repaired. I have a supply of Eternabond waiting at home to be applied the minute I get it back
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:28 AM   #12
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As for how often to caulk, as others have said, "it depends". In my case, I neglected the roof for too long and I paid the price. The seal at the rear cap/roof joint was fairly cracked and warn away before I got to it. This caused some water damage. Amazingly all other caulking was in very good condition. My unit is in the FR factory repair shop today getting damage repaired. I have a supply of Eternabond waiting at home to be applied the minute I get it back
Well I plan on staying on top of things and keep an eye on all the seams.
Yes the front and the rear caps seem to be where many of the leaks happen. If you have a flat roof and store your rig outside I'd raise the front when parked so the water can't puddle and will drain off during rainy season. Here in Arizona rain is not a problem but heat and sun is.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #13
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How do you remove Eternbond?

Well I asked the question if you use Eternabond how can you remove it in case you must change a vent on your roof.

I contacted them and they said the following.

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Subject: Removing EternaBond

How do you remove the best sealing tape in the world? Well, it is not easy, but if you follow these instructions, it is not impossible.

First, you have to determine if you really need to remove it at all. For example: if you are going to replace a skylight or vent that has been sealed with EternaBond, and after replacing the skylight or vent are going to reseal it with EternaBond, you can simply:

1. Cut through the old EternaBond tape along the edge of the old skylight or vent.
2. Remove the screws holding it down.
3. When you lift the old skylight or vent off, half of the EternaBond will be on the flange of the skylight or vent, and half will still be on the roof.
4. When you install the new skylight or vent, simply screw it down and…
5. Put a new piece of EternaBond over the first in the same place.

OR…

Second, if you have determined the EternaBond must be removed, follow these instructions:
  • Using a heat gun or a hair drier, heat up 2” – 4” of the tape on one end.
  • Grab a corner of the tape and pull on it. The sealant should stretch like pizza cheese.
  • As you are pulling on the tape, cut the stretched EternaBond adhesive with a razor blade. Keep the blade wet with water as you are cutting.
  • At this point some of the residual gray EternaBond MicroSealant adhesive will still be on the roof. Work it off using a strong solvent like lacquer thinner, acetone, or gasoline, and some elbow grease, or...
  • Leave the residue in place. It will not hurt anything, and if you put new EternaBond over the old, the new MicroSealant will absorb the old MicroSealant.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:35 PM   #14
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I sent an email to Alpha Systems who manuf. the vinyl roof membrane on our Rockwoods. Here is her answer that its ok I guess. But she never said if it would void any warranty.

RE: Can I use this on my vinyl roof?‏
From: Monica Workman (MWorkman@alphallc.us) Sent:Mon 7/26/10 5:28 AM
Yes, the eternabond will work fine.

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To: Jay Mohamed
Subject: Can I use this on my vinyl roof?

I want to reseal around my roof vents on my Forest River Rockwood 5th
wheel. Can I use this stuff on your roof membrane?
Eternabond OneStep Miracle RV Roof Tape?
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Anyone know of a Canadian distributor, can't seem to find one on Eternabond's site. Also is there anything simular to Eternabond that works as well?
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While the trailer is new and clean, I'd seal all the roof seams with Eternabond.

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Thank Mike for the link to Copperstate Roofing Supply. Funny they are located about 8 miles from my house. I plan to pick up a role this week at their warehouse.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:00 AM   #17
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Anyone know of a Canadian distributor, can't seem to find one on Eternabond's site. Also is there anything simular to Eternabond that works as well?
Use this link and enter your zip code to find a local distributer.
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Anyone know of a Canadian distributor, can't seem to find one on Eternabond's site. Also is there anything similar to Eternabond that works as well?
I haven't found any place locally, that handles Eternabond, to be cheaper than On-Line. I haven't found any product similar to Eternabond. That's not to say they are out there, just haven't found any.
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I found some locally today at a construction material place called Brock White Brock White

They had almost every size and color available. I paid $61 CDN for a 4"x50' roll...which I thought was a good price considering one local RV stealership wanted $194 for a 4"x37' roll.
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BSP,
That's a good price buying it locally.
I bought my first 4"X50' roll at bigrocksupply.com . The second 50' roll was bought at Best Materials(the link in my first post).

Y'all do know you're going to need two 50' rolls to start with.
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