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Old 04-23-2020, 08:08 AM   #1
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Roof sealing question

Not sure what to do in the back two corners of my Surveyor 24 sport with the 2001 flat roof. The two corners have a bad design to trap water, I tilt the camper to the left rear corner when camping but Iím limited to how much so I donít effect sink and shower drains. This is how it was delivered from the factory.
Should I keep adding to whatís there after I clean it or try too scrape it down and re apply? Anyone have any suggestions to limit the water trap?
The camper is under cover when not camping so not concerned with storage.
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:14 AM   #2
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I think I would cut that rail at the corners just enough to cement in a gutter spout to allow the water to drain. gutter spouts 2 for 7 bucks. Just one guys idea
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:04 PM   #3
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My 2 cents. Just keep up with your regular roof and joint maintenance for your unit. My rv roof has a low front corner and retains a small pool of water until it evaporates, sometimes takes a day or longer.
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Is this a TT you bought new in 2001 or a "new" to you used trailer?


Reason I ask is that caulking doesn't look like anything FR has used in years, if ever. It looks like someone who had no clue found some kind of putty and plopped it on.


If there is not any structural damage, rotten roof plywood or walls you should get some Eternabond tape and apply it following manufacturers directions. If done right Eternabond will last at least 10 years. All the info you need can be found here, https://www.eternabond.com/. You can order from there too.


Doing a search on these forums will net you lots of threads from other members who have used Eternabond for preventive maintenance or repairs.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:57 PM   #5
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https://chemlink.com/product/duralin...rpose-sealant/


That's what https://www.rvroofinstall.com/ recommended as a quality sealant that has good flexibility. They recommended using a membrane primer on the surface before applying it. Of course, you will have to remove the sealant on the roof, but that stuff should last a long time.
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:46 PM   #6
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ANSWER: 6 inch wide Eternabond tape, lapping over what is on there over to clean roof and up the side of the lip... installed correctly you will not need to worry about it for at least 10 years. Adding a gutter as was suggested not a bad idea also to eliminate the standing water.

Just clean whatever you put the Eternabond well before installation to assure good adhesive contact. Don't take my word for it... Buy one small roll of Eternabond and work with it and you will convince yourself of it's superior sealing qualities.

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ANSWER: 6 inch wide Eternabond tape, lapping over what is on there over to clean roof and up the side of the lip... installed correctly you will not need to worry about it for at least 10 years. Adding a gutter as was suggested not a bad idea also to eliminate the standing water.

Just clean whatever you put the Eternabond well before installation to assure good adhesive contact. Don't take my word for it... Buy one small roll of Eternabond and work with it and you will convince yourself of it's superior sealing qualities.

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X3. I wouldn't disturb what's there beyond a light cleaning. Unless you have leaks, notice wet walls, carpeting, musty odors which indicate dampness. Then follow up with eternabond.
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Is this a TT you bought new in 2001 or a "new" to you used trailer?


Reason I ask is that caulking doesn't look like anything FR has used in years, if ever. It looks like someone who had no clue found some kind of putty and plopped it on.


If there is not any structural damage, rotten roof plywood or walls you should get some Eternabond tape and apply it following manufacturers directions. If done right Eternabond will last at least 10 years. All the info you need can be found here, https://www.eternabond.com/. You can order from there too.


Doing a search on these forums will net you lots of threads from other members who have used Eternabond for preventive maintenance or repairs.

Sorry itís a 2011 Iím not the original owner, the sealant is self leveling Dicor.
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Sorry it’s a 2011 I’m not the original owner, the sealant is self leveling Dicor.
It doesn't look like the self-leveling Dicor I've ever seen. Go with the Eternabond and do as rsdata suggests.
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Three agreements from me...

1. It doesn't look like any factory sealant I've seen.

2. That is a bad design.

3. Eternabond it with wide material tape and you won't have a worry for many years.
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I would combine a few of the good ideas.

1. Cut a channel to drain it.
2. Add some dicor to level things out and get the roofline over the ridge making sure there is still a drain channel and let it harden. Then cut the dicor flush with a blade to level it out a bit. Note that I am suggesting using dicor as a filler not a sealant in this case but it can do double duty. Other fillers could be used if safe for the epdm roof and completely covered in etrnabond.
3. Cover with eternabond to the corner.

Good luck and take pictures of your solution.
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