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Old 05-16-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Roof on new Roo bubbling

I just went on the roof of our new Roo 19 to install a vent cover when I noticed that the roof is starting to bubble in a few places along the seams. There are is a small area by the refrigerator vent and a larger bubble, 5" wide and a 18" long, running along the back of the trailer. I contacted the dealership I purchased it at and they can't get it in for a month saying if its not leaking it's not a priority. There has been no evidence of leaking but it hasn't rained here in a month. Do I need to be worried about this? I'm also concerned if the roof is bubbling when it is new, what happens in a year or two after my 1 year warranty is up? Can this be a quick fix or should the whole roof be redone? Any thoughts or advice? Thanks.

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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You should be fine remember this roofs move going down road and with weather. some one just gave a little to much extra. Mine is not 100% tight. I will confess its a bit loose bot does not mean you will have issues
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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You need to take it the dealer and drop it off sooner than later. It looks like the roof is delaminating. Even though they "cant get to it" at least if you take now and sits there on their lot, it might give them incentive to get to it sooner than later. I found with RVs and boats there is never a "good time" to take them in unless it is in the dead of winter....Good luck...
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:07 AM   #4
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The rubber roofs are not attached all across. They are attached only on the sides,so the roof can expand and contract. This is very common, just keep an eye on it. If it(camper) sets in 90-degree heat or sun all day, it will contract/expand with every cloud !! I wouldnt worry to much about it as long as you have no leaks !!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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Just do a search on the forum and you will see many threads regarding bubbling of the roof membrane. It is quite normal, do not worry about it. I talked to FR and my dealer and they both said the same thing.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:58 AM   #6
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Hey Sasks and Big Red, unless I am mistaken and it happens alot, his Roo does not have rubber membrane roof. Mine has a fiberglass nonskid roof and unlike a RPM or similar roof, it aint supposed to be bubbling anywhere. It is hard and I have walked on it installing a vent cover. I have had an RPM roof on our previous trailer..this roof is like our Coleman pop up in feel and texture.
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If smoky is right get it into a dealer asap. At least get it booked. Dont leave dealer untill you did your inspection and appears to be flawless for years.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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I believe the roof is an Alpha vinyl (TPO) roof.
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I believe the roof is an Alpha vinyl (TPO) roof.
I agree, our TT has the Alpha roof and from the pictures in the OP it surely look a lot like my roof but only CalRoo can confirm this.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #10
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Hi Smokey,

My 233s (2011) has a rubber roof....unless i am wrong. It looked like it was rubber when i was up there installing Maxair vent covers. I plan on treating it as if it were a rubber roof (if the weather ever clears). Let me know if I am missing something.
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