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Old 10-23-2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Roof Replacement Costs???

Hello Everyone,

We have a 2011 Coachmen Crosscountry. We recently took it to Camping World for a check up and roof treatment. They called us in and told us the whole roof needs to be replaced. They said it would costs 15 to 20K and would take as long as 3 to 4 weeks in their shop to complete the job after they received the materials.

This shocker set us back a little. We told them we needed to think this over and they kept it overnight.

So we were trying to figure out how to pay for this. We are full-timers and have paid it down to where we are now paying it off in December. We have a little bit saved up for emergencies but not 20K!!

We we were thinking and thought we would throw this out there for input from people who obviously know more than we do....we were wondering if anyone knew of a finance company that finances repairs to RVs?

In other words since we are about to pay it off and its obviously worth more than what we need to pay on the new roof, is there a place we can get financing to pay for the roof and then use the finance charges as our right off for taxes????

We appreciate your time and look forward to you wise input!

Thanks!!
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:34 PM   #2
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Possibly get some more estimates as Camping World is always very expensive and then consider a personal loan. Hope it all works out for you.
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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Excellent, looks like moderator removed nasty post.


First problem was going to camping world. I would get a second or third opinion.


If you annually have it checked, a good place would have let you know when deterioration had started and you wouldn't have been "surprised", they also would have been able to give you a ballpark replacement cost earlier.


Best thing to do is call around your area, you should be able to get ballpark figures without dragging your RV all over.
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:51 PM   #4
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another opinion / estimate from somewhere besides camping world.

What is the 2011 unit worth without the roof issues?

What is your roofing material? What are the roof issues?

On my 1994 Bounder it had EPDM roof and I cleaned it well, taped the worst spots and applied 2 coats of a white EPDM coating from Menards. About $200 total. It still looked good after 2-3 years when I sold it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:08 PM   #5
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Search around a bit for trailer places nearby. My friend found one close by that does everything CW does and more. Surprisingly, CW actually outsources work to them! Welding, running gear work, electrical and structural work go there from CW.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:23 PM   #6
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I would check into RV ARMOR coat ,cost way less warranty longer and they come to you. But roof has to be in good shape under neath no matter what you do. Also coating roof your self with stuff home depot and lowes works to .
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:37 PM   #7
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I would check into RV ARMOR coat ,cost way less warranty longer and they come to you. But roof has to be in good shape under neath no matter what you do. Also coating roof your self with stuff home depot and lowes works to .

There are a few roll on products but the RV ARMOR is impressive. Is it just the roof material or are there other repairs necessary? If just roof that's an outrageous price.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #8
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$15-20K sounds outrageous to me. I highly doubt that your tt is worth that much.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:17 PM   #9
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We had the RV FlexArmor in Palmetto, FL Coating put on while down in FL last year, took 36CKTS (40 feet) CC in left it for two days, sprayed new roof on did some repairs, new vent covers and TV antenna. They delivered the unit back to campground washed and ready to go. Cost was $6329.00
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I did a DIY roof coating on a 20 year old Tioga with EPDM rubber roof. Looked better than new after that, and it probably cost me $300 in materials.

I sounds to me like Camping World is just looking for a way to generate some revenue. Stay away from CW.
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I did a DIY roof coating on a 20 year old Tioga with EPDM rubber roof. Looked better than new after that, and it probably cost me $300 in materials.

I sounds to me like Camping World is just looking for a way to generate some revenue. Stay away from CW.
X-2, If you can follow the instructions on the roof coating and make sure the surface is really clean this is about the best and cheapest way to go. Just make sure its above 70 degrees when you do it and surface is somewhat warm.
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The mark up is incredible. I came from the Popup world where roof replacement was also a fortune (and had to be a lot more flexible). About 10 years ago someone figured out that spray on bed liner like RhinoTough worked, and that is what a lot of people do when fixing popup roofs now. Significantly less expensive. Especially if you prep yourself, and many will come to your house and do it.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:21 PM   #13
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Doing a quick search it looks like others have had an entire roof replaced for $5K-$6K.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:14 AM   #14
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RV ARMOR runs $140 a foot without repairs, they will do any repairs needed (their advertisement). They are having an end of season sale, either $250 off or $10 off per foot, whichever is greater.


35' runs $4900 on sale, $4550


https://rv-armor.com/photos/
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:51 PM   #15
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To me it sounds like a dealer's ploy to get you to buy a new unit! I'd personally would take it to an independent shop that has no dog in the hunt to try to sell you a new RV.
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RV ARMOR runs $140 a foot without repairs, they will do any repairs needed (their advertisement). They are having an end of season sale, either $250 off or $10 off per foot, whichever is greater.


35' runs $4900 on sale, $4550


https://rv-armor.com/photos/


RV Armor has a sale at this time and will knock off $100/ft if you schedule between now and Dec 20, 2019. He said you can schedule sometime best year but need to schedule by Dec 20. Iím considering this option myself. They have a lifetime warranty on the roof just donít know anyone who has done it.
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we had a 40 foot rubber roof replaced by an independent shop for around $7K.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:25 AM   #18
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I'd go pick the unit up and take a look at the roof myself before I made any rash decisions about replacing it. Even if it does require replacement, I'd have a few independent service places look at it and give me an estimate.

You'll most likely have to move it off their lot, as they won't let you go on the roof at their location due to liability.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:42 AM   #19
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It would be nice to find out what the OP found out and decided to do.
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"They called us in and told us the whole roof needs to be replaced." I can read this two ways: 1) The "whole roof" meaning the plywood underlayment and rubber roof material, or 2) Just the rubber roofing material. IF it is the plywood then it would be both. I agree that the OP needs to get further estimates from a shop that has experience with replacing RV total roofs.
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