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Old 04-16-2024, 07:08 AM   #1
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2013 Rockwood 1640LTD - What Roof, What's The Problem, What's the Fix!

So I purchased a 2013 Rockwood 1640LTD. Inside is very clean no evidence of water damage, floor is fine as well.

The roof when touched has something hard underneath it *everywhere* except a 2.5 x 2.5 foot area at the front where there appears to be nothing underneath it (see video attached). See video here

Any idea what the roof type is, what the problem is and most importantly the fix? It's almost a perfect square.

I'm looking for creative solutions as well as doing a complete roof rebuild. For example, could i just put some solar panels up there adhered to the roof to form a second rigid cover. All areas around this 2.5 x 2.5 foot area seem rock hard.

For context, I purchased this for $3500 to get into Popup camping. If it lasts for a few seasons that's fine.

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2024, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hello!

That looks like water damage to me. I noticed the crack in the video. I bet water has penetrated that area and rotted the wood, that's why it feels soft. What is the ceiling inside like and the front side wall of the roof, is there evidence of rot there?

That was such a good price for that year pop-up, I wondering if there seller knew there was issues, hence the price.

As far as repair, take a look at popupportal.com there's a ton of roof repairs on that site. Good luck.
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Hello!

That looks like water damage to me. I noticed the crack in the video. I bet water has penetrated that area and rotted the wood, that's why it feels soft. What is the ceiling inside like and the front side wall of the roof, is there evidence of rot there?

That was such a good price for that year pop-up, I wondering if there seller knew there was issues, hence the price.

As far as repair, take a look at popupportal.com there's a ton of roof repairs on that site. Good luck.
Thanks for the reply.

I thought water damage as well but there is no ceiling stains at all or floor stains.

Regarding your comment on wood, but aren't the roofs on these just foam clad with fibreglass like this picture.

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/xhpf0...nye5eht56&dl=0
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That looks like water damage to me. I noticed the crack in the video.
I forgot to mention that the area under the crack is quite hard. The softness begins about 3+ inches from that crack.

I asked him about the roof issues and he acknowledged the flaw but said he knew nothing about it.
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Hmmm! do you think it could be delamination? Here's the nearest video I can find, that explains it. Also, in your video, what is the grey markings on the roof, is that linked somehow?

https://youtu.be/J6pNtGvznlI?si=RDCC5p79woMZ1jOc
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Hmmm! do you think it could be delamination? Here's the nearest video I can find, that explains it. Also, in your video, what is the grey markings on the roof, is that linked somehow?

https://youtu.be/J6pNtGvznlI?si=RDCC5p79woMZ1jOc
Thank you so much.

Is what is shown in the video delamination? If so, then that's exactly what I have. But his video seems to indicate there is nothing under the skin like is the case with mine. My roof is completely flat so is not as though the skin forms a bubble, rather there is nothing under the skin (so it seems).

Thanks again.
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