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Post Info TOPIC: roof leak!! we don't know which repair is right for us! (less expensive? of course?)


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roof leak!! we don't know which repair is right for us! (less expensive? of course?)


We have our 2000 Fleetwood 32 foot Storm motor home, on our first trip.  We consider this our "first, inexpensive RV". - $17000 cash, 24000 miles, in GREAT shape.  We did new tires of course, and had cab a/c fixed, etc.

First rain this trip, and NOW we are noticing a wet stain in our back bedroom closet under our ladder to the roof (under where it attaches to the roof).  We live in NJ, but are in Nashville for a few weeks.

We called a place called RV Armor Inc. They are mobile techs, they charge $130 per linear foot ($4300) (plus repairs to the wood underlayment as needed), can do it in 5 weeks, lifetime warranty.  Not sure what the product they use is. It can't be done in NJ (too cold in November), so we called friends in Lexington SC, to stay with them while the work is being done in SC.

THEY recommend Tony's RV down the street from them; they swear by Tony's.

SO we called Tony's.  He says he should be able to work on it in 3 weeks, and would do the work inside (weather temps not a problem); we can stay in the RV if we want.  It sounds like Tony's would do similar repairs using an epoxy coating and is estimating starting cost of $1700 plus whatever additional might need to be fixed once they actually look at it.  Tony's will give us a 5 year warranty, and any time we are in SC, he can look at it, maintain it. 

So we can maybe just go with making an appointment at Tony's, visit our friends, stay in the RV as needed, have Tony's look at a few other minor repair?????

Helena

 



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Since this is your first RV and most RV'ers end up buying 3-4 RVs during their RV life, chances are you will be wanting something newer or bigger within 5 years.

I would go for Tony's repair.

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To each their own, but ........

Depending the extent of what repair you need doing over any prolonged damage time: We have done Eternabond ourselves all around every seam including around any furniture on the roof, such as air/fan vents, aerial etc, around where the ladder attaches (even around the windshield which would always leak, hubby did a very very thin amount tidily). Did it a little over a year half ago and have had some torrential rain and not a leak in sight! Cost us less than a couple hundred bucks for a lot of tape, and as Bear says, since this is your first RV ........... might be an option worth initial consideration, again stressing depends how much of a repair you need doing! Prior to this hubby was always spraying some sealant or another almost every trip out. We've even used it around pipes/cables, leading into the house through stucco exterior to great effect.

Let us know what route you go and how effective it has been over time.

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X2 on the Eternabond tape for all the seams.



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On a 2000 MH and with that recommendation, I’d go with Tony.

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Bill trained as an installer with RV Armor, and it is a great product (we would put it on our own if needed). One thing to consider is it is a lifetime TRANSFERABLE warranty- that is very desirable whether keeping or later selling. Any Q's send PM

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thanks for the feedback and advice

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we are heading to Tony's in a couple of weeks. meantime, we have a wrecked awning (large tree branch fell on it, no storms or winds or rains, it just cracked and fell on the awning). plus, i backed into the motorhome and dented (at best!) both the motorhome and my friend's car... Tony is waiting for us.


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blue moon wrote:

we are heading to Tony's in a couple of weeks. meantime, we have a wrecked awning (large tree branch fell on it, no storms or winds or rains, it just cracked and fell on the awning). plus, i backed into the motorhome and dented (at best!) both the motorhome and my friend's car... Tony is waiting for us.


       Maybe just trade it in! Sorry couldn't resist! Like me Murphy"s Law, It comes in 3's, so hopefully that fulfills the bad Luck for awhile!



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