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Post  Darcamper on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:27 am

We covered the camper yesterday. Sad part we found that the caulk running along the seam was cracking. So before we head out next spring we will need to caulk some areas on the roof. I do not want to stand on the roof when repairing the caulk, I am not sure that would be safe. But since this is a rubber roof, is there something special that we need to use or do?

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Post  Richard on Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:27 pm

Darcamper wrote:We covered the camper yesterday. Sad part we found that the caulk running along the seam was cracking. So before we head out next spring we will need to caulk some areas on the roof. I do not want to stand on the roof when repairing the caulk, I am not sure that would be safe. But since this is a rubber roof, is there something special that we need to use or do?

I was going to make suggestions until I heard that the roof is rubber. I've got no experience with that. First you'll need to figure out just what you have. Clearly it's not natural rubber, as that wouldn't hold up to the sun for even one season.

Once you determine the substance it's made of, it will be pretty easy to figure out what caulk will stick to it best and still hold up to the elements.
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Post  Darcamper on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:54 pm

Sorry Coolbreeze, I was trying to correct my spelling errors, but I no longer see your post. At first when I saw the caulk it looked like chalk. It is bad so we will need to look further into this after winter

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:33 pm

Darcamper wrote:Sorry Coolbreeze, I was trying to correct my spelling errors, but I no longer see your post. At first when I saw the caulk it looked like chalk. It is bad so we will need to look further into this after winter
That's strange......Just where did my post go to? You can find the caulk that you need at any rv place. I think for the roof, it is called self leveling caulk.
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Post  Richard on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Ahhh the power vested in the administrator. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's "The Darminator!" Able to delete Tim's post with a single bound. LOL. Embarassed
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Post  Darcamper on Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:52 pm

Richard wrote:Ahhh the power vested in the administrator. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's "The Darminator!" Able to delete Tim's post with a single bound. LOL. Embarassed

That's what I get for trying to fix things. I am just let Dave work on the camp and just watch Very Happy Very Happy

Really Tim, my bad, I was correcting as you were posting , I guess...

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Post  KralCamper on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:22 pm

Darcamper wrote:I am just let Dave work on the camp and just watch Very Happy Very Happy


You know that you can never "just watch" your always doin something to help with the setup so it will be "just right"

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Post  Darcamper on Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:32 pm

I am researching what type of caulk we will need, but I wonder will the roof need to be sealed after the caulk is added?

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Post  Darcamper on Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:18 pm

Found this bit of information, now if we should coat the roof or not?

(Don't ever use silicone for water leaks around camper windows, or on rubber roofs, etc... It simply does not stop water leaks. Recommend using eternabond for rubber roofs, and you can buy replacement window puddy to seal your windows.)

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Post  Richard on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:26 pm

It warms my heart to see you taking such good care of the camper I hope to buy in a few years.

Dar, have you ever made a dehumidifier out of ice melt? I'm thinking of trying it. Just put some in a plastic container with holes on the up side for air to circulate through, and then let the salty water drip out the bottom into the sink.

The popupportal site (or is it popupexplorer) has stories of HTT folks with condensation problems, reportedly due to the uneven heating of the fold out bunks vs the rest of the camper. I hope the bunk end fan helps with some of that for you guys.
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Post  Darcamper on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:52 pm

We have fixed the condensation problems with the bunk ends. As long as the reflective is in the windows and the blankets on the top of the bunk ends. Also, I leave a window open a little and the blankets that fold out on the inside bunk end top. The blankets, I added to the inside, to help keep the sun light from awaking me up so early in the morning.

Once the seam on the top of the camper is sealed, I hope no more water leaks when raining. I am researching everything I can about this rubber roof stuff. now I need it to get warmer...

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Post  chuck on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:43 pm

i guess you have found out by now.. rubber roofs on campers are the norm.. not the exception. Mine has a rubber roof.. most of them do.

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Post  chuck on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:49 pm

here's a pretty good article on a complete rubber roof "re-do" http://www.macandchris.com/RubberRoof.htm

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Post  Crawford on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:36 am

I guess I just about used most stuff on market. IMO I think Liquid Rubber Roof was the best and is still working after two years. Costly yes 5 gal bucket about 570.00. They say it is good for ten years I did try Eternabond Tape only problem when roof starts chalking into a power it fails and tape start coming off. As far as around skylights,vents.seams it does good then coat it over with liquid rubber roof.
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Post  Richard on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:41 am

Crawford wrote: Costly yes 5 gal bucket about 570.00.

Wow! I'd still be passed out from sticker shock if I priced 5 gallons of anything like that at $570. At that price it should generate solar electric to charge your battery while stopping leaks at the same time. Makes me appreciate the aluminum roof on Miss Danger. Easy to patch.
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Post  Crawford on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:45 pm

Yes big bucks but what would a roof replacement, in my case 3,500 now that's big bucks
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Post  Richard on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:40 pm

Even bigger Yikes! 3500 for a roof for a camper? that much money would buy a lot of Gorilla tape!
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Post  Crawford on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:10 pm

WOW I should have remember whom I was talking to LOL.
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Post  Darcamper on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:44 pm

chuck wrote:here's a pretty good article on a complete rubber roof "re-do" http://www.macandchris.com/RubberRoof.htm

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Post  Darcamper on Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:19 pm

Started on the roof today, Dave cleaned the old caulk off and applied the new stuff. Hoping for the best.

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Post  abivens on Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:32 pm

I am going to clean the roof of my camper tommorow along with the rest of it. I am also getting new tires on the rig come monday.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:50 pm

abivens wrote:I am going to clean the roof of my camper tommorow along with the rest of it. I am also getting new tires on the rig come monday.
Allen just come on up, my 5'er needs its roof cleaned. Razz Razz Razz
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 am

Darcamper wrote:Started on the roof today, Dave cleaned the old caulk off and applied the new stuff. Hoping for the best.
Hey Dar, did you get any pics of the repair job?
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Post  Darcamper on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Cool, I didn't think to take the before pictures, but I will take one tomorrow of the after fix.

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:24 pm

Darcamper wrote:Cool, I didn't think to take the before pictures, but I will take one tomorrow of the after fix.
Wish you had taken a before pic, but that's ok. Will be looking at the finished job.
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