Rubber Roof Enhancement
Hi all. We are new to this forum, camped with our kids for many years and now are empty nesters. We would like to install VorBlade vortex generators along the driver and passenger sides along the top of our 2018 Coachmen Apex 232 RBS Travel Trailer. They are roughly 3.25" wide x 4" long x 1.6" thick and adhere to the surface with a very strong adhesive tape. According to the literature, the roof is glued to a panel which is attached to the aluminum framework. Our concern is that these generators will want to pull off while we drive down the roadway and at some point will most likely weaken the rubber roof and cause leaks. How can we strengthen the roof ie, attach another flat material (pvc, plastic, etc. and glue it down first on the rubber roof) up and down the top of the trailer to strengthen it where the generators will be located and not affect the warranty? These are said would help the buffeting effect from the wind. We installed generators along the rear sides and top of the camper and it really helps with fuel mileage by breaking up the vacuum at the rear. Now we are just wanting to minimize the wind coming from the sides. I should have looked at this before we installed the ones on the top back but they are already in place now. We already have the friction "shock absorber" on the hitch that takes a lot of this out. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.
Fritz and Charlene Wewers
Civil Engineer, Teacher
2018 Coachmen APEX 232RBS
2017 Chevrolet Traverse Premier