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ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR LENNIE SEAY 1-31-03  
Does anyone have any experience or advice concerning repairing the ceiling/roof of a motorhome? I have a 1979 27'Pace Arrow which has a deteriorated plywood roof under a full sheet of aluminum. I plan on removing all vents, air conditioner and trim moldings along with the side curved aluminum trim sections which cover the large roof panel. This should then allow removal of the entire panel. My main question is what would be the best sealant to use after repair and reinstallation to prevent any future leakage? I plan on using Eternabond one-step on the side edge seams but would like any additional advice or comments. Thanks!
Lennie Seay
Re: ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR jd 2-2-03  
Lennie, PHEW! Big project! All I can comment on is the Eternabond. I resealed my aluminum roof with One-Step and it turned out great. But, One-Step doesn't hold paint well. We later painted the coach and the paint has begun to peel off the Eternabond. I painted a white coach white over white tape so it hardly shows. Just woudln't want you to paint a contrasting color and be disappointed. Their "orignial" must be coated with a UV protector (two steps) but the protector can be tinted and their ".com" website says it'll hold paint. You may want to check it out. God Bless, jd
Re: ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR Kevin 11-16-08  
Does anyone know how to get Skamper parts for an 87' model pop up? Or what manufacturer bought out Skamper?
Re: ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR EDDIE 2-4-03  
I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME NIGHTMARE AS YOU ARE, AND CANT SEEM TO GET ANY HELP.
HOWEVER I WENT TO A COACHMAN RV SITE AND LOOKED UNDER CARE AND MAINT. IF YOU GO THERE YOU WILL FIND A SPECIAL SEALANT THEY STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING, SORRY I CANT THINK OF THE NAME OF THE SPECIAL SEALANT AT THIS TIME, BUT IF YOU GO THERE YOU WILL FIND IT, IT MAY BE IN YOUR OWNERS MANUAL AND IF YOU DONT HAVE AN OWNERS MANUAL, YOU CAN GET THAT ONLINE AS WELL FOR ANY RV.
I WENT TO A LOCAL AND UNUSUALLY FRIENDLY R.V. DEALER & REPAIR CENTER, AND THEY EXPLAINED TO ME THAT IF YOU WANT A SHEETMETAL ROOF BACK ON TOP OF YOUR NEW PLYWOOD ROOF, THEY SAID THEY COULD DO IT IF I REALLY WANTED METAL! WHAT THEY SUGGESTED WAS SWITCHING OVER TO A RUBBER ROOF ON TOP OF THE PLYWOOD, THEY CLAIMED HARDLY NOBODY REVERTS BACK TO THE OLD METAL TECHNIQUE UNLESS THE OWNER REALLY WANTS IT.
ME PERSONALLY IM GOING BACK WITH NEW PLYWOOD AND A RUBBER ROOF, BECAUSE OF THE SIMPLICITY, AND DURABILITY,AND LESS MAINT. AND LETS FACE IT! YOU HAVE TO SEAL EITHER ONE, ONCE IN A WHILE, I FEEL THE RUBBER ROOF IS MORE DURABLE, IF IT WILL KEEP WATER INSIDE A CERAMIC TILE SHOWER PAN WITH ALL THAT WEIGHT OF THE TILE, IT WOULD SURELY KEEP OUT ANY RAIN WATER FROM A ROOF.
BESIDES SHEETMETAL FLAPS IN THE WIND CAUSING FATIQUE, WHEN YOU BOND A RUBBER ROOF TO THE PLYWOOD, IT STAYS ON AND YOU DONT NEED TO DRIVE ALL THOSE SCREWS IN IT EXCEPT UNDER THE DRIP EDGE.

HOPE THIS HELPS AND GOOD LUCK.

P.S. DONT USE ANY SILICONE WHAT EVER YOU DO, 3-M PRODUCTS OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF SEALANTS THAT ARE SUPER TOUGH, BUT CHECK WITH YOU LOCAL DEALER, IF THEY ARE DECENT, THEY WILL SELL YOU THE CORRECT SEALANT, AND GUIDE YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Re: ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR rondo 9-3-04  
Hello, I need to reseal seams etc. on a roof of a 1970 somthing mobile house trailer,and also repaint the out side which is also aluminum, can you give me some advise on what products to use and how to go about it?thanks, rondo
ROOF REPAIR Anita Rudolph 9-9-07  
I have recently purchased a 1983 Tioga Motorhome (23 foot?) that has the roof torn apart over the cab/bed area. The exterior metal is in tact but everything else is piled on the floor. Where can I find direction on how to reconstruct it properly? I am anxious to get it repaired and on the road but do not want to lose or misplace any pieces that I may need to dio the repair. Please let me know where to get cheap and easy step by step instructions. Thank You
Re: ALUMINUM ROOF REPAIR Joe 2-7-03  
I have just replaced a roof on a 1988 25 ft. Gulfstream Conquest. It was replaced last year with luan/rubber iinstead of luan/aluminum. Well, the motorhome is used at the hill climbs and they use the roof to sit chairs on. The rubber/luan combo didn't work for them, as it didn't carry the weight of the chairs well. So we replaced it with luan we laminated to aluminum and topped it with rubber after we had it on the coach. You wouldn't believe how much sturdier it is now.
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