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Old 07-07-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Roof issues.

My father is giving me his 2000 Jayco eagle 12udk.
It has some issues. Mainly the roof. It leaks due to snow and ice build up this past winter causing the seam in the middle to break and bow inwards.

Heís started a basic repair with some roof seal but itís very basic so far

Iím thinking about ways to repair the roof wether itís a rubber roof over it or something. Any advice. Doesnít have to be perfect. Just sealed. As I said. It bows inward in the middle a bit. So maybe a way to level the roof while sealing it.

The goal will be to have it get us through a couple of camping seasons.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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Well, the pictures look like he created more work for you, WTH was he thinking?
You can buy internal roof supports that run across the roof to support the additional weight of an ac unit. I’d either buy or make them to support the roof from the inside.

If it were me, well, I’d make him scrape that crap off! Then, I would then remove the center vinyl strip, exposing the screws that hold the metal strip down. I’d remove all the screws, carefully pull the strip off, inspect what kind of damage you have, seal the seams with rv tape, then lay a new metal strip, new screws, new vinyl strip and seal the edges with actual RV sealant. And you’ll have a repair that looks professional, seals the camper and lasts a long time.

Any time my pop-up was stored, I lowered the tongue all the way down. This ensures water runs off roof rather than pools. I also laid several sheets of plywood over the roof to protect from hail damage in summer and snow build up in winter.

EternaBond RSW-6-50 RoofSeal Sealant Tape, White - 6" x 50' https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RNB70A..._xmMiDb5W8SGZW

Measure yours before ordering:
Camco Vinyl Trim Insert with UV Inhibitors for Extended Life - Replace Cracked and Stained RV Trim Inserts (1" x 100', White) (25202) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006JLW5M..._6mMiDb3BBCNTN
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:51 PM   #3
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The seal opening is one issue. The caving in of the roof on the inside of the camper is another. You may have trapped water or structural damage.

If you can get it open and see what's going on, you can make an educated decision what to do.

If you have a lot of damage, you may want to look into a used roof from a RV junk yard or find another cheap Jayco with a similar roof, and buy it for parts.

Good luck on getting it repaired.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:15 PM   #4
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Well, the pictures look like he created more work for you, WTH was he thinking?
You can buy internal roof supports that run across the roof to support the additional weight of an ac unit. I’d either buy or make them to support the roof from the inside.

If it were me, well, I’d make him scrape that crap off! Then, I would then remove the center vinyl strip, exposing the screws that hold the metal strip down. I’d remove all the screws, carefully pull the strip off, inspect what kind of damage you have, seal the seams with rv tape, then lay a new metal strip, new screws, new vinyl strip and seal the edges with actual RV sealant. And you’ll have a repair that looks professional, seals the camper and lasts a long time.

Any time my pop-up was stored, I lowered the tongue all the way down. This ensures water runs off roof rather than pools. I also laid several sheets of plywood over the roof to protect from hail damage in summer and snow build up in winter.

EternaBond RSW-6-50 RoofSeal Sealant Tape, White - 6" x 50' https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RNB70A..._xmMiDb5W8SGZW

Measure yours before ordering:
Camco Vinyl Trim Insert with UV Inhibitors for Extended Life - Replace Cracked and Stained RV Trim Inserts (1" x 100', White) (25202) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006JLW5M..._6mMiDb3BBCNTN
X2, only thing I would do different is once I have everything sealed is put the Eternabond Tape over the center trim.

BTW, I'm resealing seams, repacking bearings and replacing tires on a friends '92 Jayco Jay Series 1208 Deluxe. In exchange, DW and I get to take the popup to Glacier NP and Columbia Icefields for 2 weeks.
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