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NDR RV roof refurbishment
Alrighty y'all, I know it is not duck related but it could be since I can drag my rv around to chase ducks in new and different locales. My travel trailer is in pretty good shape overall but the roof needs some love. Since I want this to last as long as possible, I want to be sure I do it right the first time. One of the options I am considering is to have RV Armor put their coating on the roof. Anyone ever done this? Used them? Like em? Dislike em?

https://rv-armor.com/...XEAAYASAAEgLR3vD_BwE

Thanks a lot for any thoughts/reviews/experiences on this,

Dani
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Don,t know how old your RV is or how long you plan to keep it but i,d base that purchase on cost for how much longer you plan to have it. If cost is quite a bit more than simple seasonal upkeep and you,ve though about upgrading your RV in near future I,d stick with seasonal upkeep versus that . If price similar than of course its a win. Good seam sealing and sealing around vents, etc. always worked for me on an RV roof. Than again i,m sure Florida heat is hard on roofs.
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When.I resealed my camper, I used white elastomeric roof coating on the entire roof. I put a good thick coat all along the edge trim and the vent opening. Hasn't leaked since.


Carl
Mobile, AL
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Carl: Oct 11, 2022, 6:28 AM
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I will add that if you have leaks along the roof edge trim, you may need to remove the edge trim (and roof vents, ac, etc..), replace the putty tape, replace the trim & then reseal.
Otherwise you may have leaks again.
Good time to check for any roof rot as well.


Carl
Mobile, AL
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Thanks y'all.

Carl, I have looked at going the route you described. This weekend I did a reseal of the front roof to front wall joint. That wasn't terribly difficult but during my cleaning, I could see that the roof is definitely in need of a new coating all over. So, in my research on how to do that, I ran across the RV Armor website. I am not totally committed one way or another on which route I will go.

However, I do want to keep the RV for as long as possible. It serves as a guest house on the property when I have too many people at the house. It is also my get the heck out of dodge "home" if hurricane season forces me to evacuate my house. I love my house and my trees but the trees are a danger to the house during hurricane season. The RV stays plugged in year-round so that I can keep the temperature controlled in the RV. FL is tough on RVs that is for sure....especially roofs and interiors if you don't have a way to keep the damp out of the inside. As much as I would someday love to have an RV that is upgraded and newer, I don't see it happening and really this one is perfect for me and a dog or two to take hunting. As it stands right now, unless I win the lotto, this will be my RV for a long while.
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I like this idea. I need to start looking into something for my TT. It's now 7 years old and in need as well. I was quoted $3500 to replace the roof covering last year. Hopefully find a better option than getting a second mortgage on my Travel Trailer...LOL Good luck to you.

Take care,

Ed L.
East Moline,
Illinois
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What is wrong with the roof? Cracking?

Ours is a 2006 and has been under cover (previous owner had a cover and we have a camper port for it), it looks pretty good still, so I haven't really investigated the options. I will say that the membrane is insanely thin, I'm shocked how thin it is. I cut it once and was shocked, so if there are cracks, they don't have to be very deep to go all the way through.
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The roof membrane is cracking. It looks like the old paint has just totally crinkled. I too was shocked at how thin the membrane is. I am likely going to go the route of the RV Armor. I have read lots of good reviews (the most typical negative being price) and with the year end sale, I'll will save a little bit. I will also replace the skylights and vents and what not before they get here so that I have brand spanking new top gear for my rv.

I don't have a cover at this point for my camper. I want one. But I have LOTS of wants.
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Got it. Sounds like you ahve a project!
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I would love to have this kind of project going. Shipping containers so that I can store my boats in out of the weather, put up decoys, have lawn equipment storage, and then also have parking for the rv and trucks.....Am looking into what I will have to do to get something like this made up ....maybe someday....


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That would be pretty cool. I don't know how pole barn prices are lately, I've heard that steel prices are high and that has had an impact. I sure do like having stuff under cover.
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Well, I have decided to go with RV Armor. I would agree it is kind of pricey. However, I think for a long-term solution that it is a good deal since I don't see me upgrading any time soon.

A note for those who might be interested. If you use Eternabond tape type tapes on the edges and other water intrusion spots, the RV Armor coating does not adhere to it. So, there is usually an added charge for removing it from the roof.

Just thought I would pass that along....
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So, here is an update on this project.

I went ahead and had the RV Armor applied and they finished up my project this week. I had new sewer vents put on as well as a new skylight. The other vents were okay.

This was my roof before RV Armor and after Debby and I had cleaned the RV up. It was in bad need of refurbishment.



This is after. The old sealant that was cracking was removed. The old Eternabond type tape was removed. New sealant was put down and then the whole roof was coated with their rubberized coating. Now, no seams up top to leak. They also bring the coating down into the gutter, so the gutter is also covered under the lifetime warranty.









I was worried that I was going to have to have some of my roofing replaced because of the leak I had in one of the front corners. We must have gotten the leak sealed up fairly quick because the roof was still nice and solid. The process itself wasn't all that difficult since I didn't have to have the roof replaced. There may be other products out there that will do essentially the same thing as RV Armor, if folk are interested in doing something similar to their RVs. Basically it was washing the top, removing the old eternabond tape (not compatible with the RV Armor stuff), removing old sealant, putting on new sealant, priming the top, waiting for that to cure (over night) and then putting on the rubberized coating. Time consuming but not difficult. But I am very happy with it.

Now to chase down my electrical gremlin.