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Old 07-06-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Roof damage

A pretty stiff breeze camp up this weekend while me and my wife were away, and caught our awing, blew it up unto our popup's roof. The good news is the awing is alright, but the bad news is one of the poles put a hole in the roof. The hole is about 2'' long, but in the shape of a arrow head. Is this something that I can repair, or better left to a dealer? thanks . My camper is a rockwood 2318g, and the damaged. area is on the back corner of the drivers side straight across from the ventilation fan. joe
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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What color is your camper?.........This happened to me once......it's how I learned never to leave the awning out. Anyway, Geocel is what they use to seal the roof parts.......find the right color and just seal that area.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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trevor, it's white, pretty much the standard color, I guess. So where the best place to pick up some geocel? And yea probably won't be using the awing for awhile. Its really a pain to roll it up and down once the camper is set up.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:57 PM   #4
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Looks like Ace Hardware, Amazon and Camping World are the three easiest, from my Google search. I believe I saw where Fastenal also carries something of the same sort.

Good possibility any decent RV dealer/Store would carry something of the Geocel order.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:50 PM   #5
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I had a rockwood HW276. The basketball hoop fell on it during a very high wind storm several years ago and punctured a small hole like you described, and the insurance covered it. I was asking for just a repair and the dealer said they wanted to replace the whole thing. They said with their experience, it always leaks at some point and causes major damage. Depending on its age and worth, you might look into this option.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:00 PM   #6
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My camper I had that had the awning fly up was white also.........I called the dealer and his guy said to use exterior silicon caulking..............I know silicon is a no no now, but if you could find some white Dicor would work. I'd mask the area off.......spread it so that you kind of recreate the texture up there now and then peel up the tape and let it settle and smooth itself out.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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Wow muddauber, a whole roof job. So no repair is permanent?
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We came back from taking a walk and ours was sitting on the roof. Thank goodness no damage like yours. It bent where the awning poles store but that was it. I love having it out but it is more dang trouble than it is worth I think. I am thinking I need some extra staking on the ground.

That is a bummer. Best of luck with the repair.
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got pics?

Same thing happen to us in our pop-up a few years ago. I used a 2 part epoxy to fill holes ( 3/8" and 1/4"). Never leaked again. Buying a new awning sucked.
Your hole being 2" might require something more drastic.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:37 PM   #10
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Jeez, and I thought I was lucky when I saw that the awning was not damaged. I think before I get the insurance company involved I will go by the dealers office and see what they suggest. This popup is only a year old I'd hate to see it get even more messed up. It was only the 2nd time I've had it out, hopefully I get better with it.
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