Its raining & my roof is leaking?

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  1. asinboat43

    asinboat43 Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone,

    Looking for advice with how to stop it raining?? or fix my RV roof, or both, which has now given us an extra 2 showers up front right over the driving cab....anybody got the ultimate in sealants or mastics...what to use?

    Our RV is 14 years old a Safari Serengeti and we love her to bits, don't want to see her turn into a submarine :cry::Eek!:

    cheers asinboat
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  2. zaskar

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    Have you got a fibreglass or EPDM rubber roof ?
     
  3. Geo

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    Neither by the sound of it:Eek!:
    But it does make a huge difference:thumb:
     
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    I have just used Everflex Weathermate Sealant made by Everbuild around my windows on our fifth wheel, this can be applied even when the surface is wet. Wasn't sure if you could use it on rubber roofs, so I just rang their technical department and they said they wouldn't recommend it on a rubber roof, but to use their other product called Puraflex 40 which I have used in the past and it bonds as well as seals.

    However, on looking at the spec. on line, we read that it can't be used on wet surfaces.

    Food for thought.

    Nigel
     
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    Hi
    If you give Stateside or Star Spangled Spanner a call you will get some really well informed advice.
    Jim
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    Wot he said:thumb:

    Chances are either will have what you need on the shelf.
     
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    Hi

    Sounds like the joint between the fiberglass front cap and the rubber roof, a common place to leak..

    if so you need:

    EPDM Rubber Roof Sealant
    Dicor special lap sealant for use on rubber roofs, specially formulated for sealing vents screw heads air con boxes etc, 10.3 oz tube £8.50

    call linda for advice and fast service

    Stateside Tuning - Motorhomes


    In the meantime, try to raise the front end of the RV so that the rain runs backwards on the roof and not into the joint,

    jim
     
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    the way it flexes I guess EPDM rubber roof?:Doh:
     
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    asinboat43 Read Only Funster

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    thanks for that, will do the easy bit and re-jack the front, and when it stops raining will be back on that roof,

    many thanks

    from a novice RV-er

    cheers asinboat :Doh:
     
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    I believe from the texture it is EPDM.....:Sad:
     
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    thanks Jim,

    will try tomorrow

    cheers asinboat:thumb:
     
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    hi

    we were all novices at one point.. I had leak in the same place so I was fairly sure.. mine used to leak when the RV was low at the front.. wait until it's dry and warm to do a re seal.. no point in trying to do while it's wet..

    if push comes to shove, scrape out any old dried out sealer then use a warm air gun or hair drier to dry out the joint before re sealing, you can always re do next summer .. and that would be a good time to check all the seals and re paint the roof with Plas T Cote ..also from Linda :thumb:

    jim
     
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    Isoflex is a liquid rubber sealant/paint available from B&Q at a really good price for 5 litres if it is an emergency.

    It Is BLACK but can always be overpainted afterwards with a white epdm "paint"

    Brill if you need a quick and lasting repair while waiting for snail mail or a courier.
     
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