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Old 06-26-2022, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Any of yall ever notice RV tops bubble

When I go on road trips I find myself looking at oncoming truck pulling Campers. It really seems like 1 in 20 or 30 has a big bubble in the rubber roof Jin the first 1/4 of the roof. I wouldnt take one of these thing if they were free. Delam siding and roofs. It really should be against the law for these companies to make such junk
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:14 PM   #2
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I see them do the same regularly as well. Every time I do, it reminds me not to buy one. But having one sure would come in handy.
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:21 PM   #3
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I 100% agree.
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:22 PM   #4
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I see them do the same regularly as well. Every time I do, it reminds me not to buy one. But having one sure would come in handy.
When you want to use one, rent it, then take it back when your done. Easy to wash your hands of them.
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:24 PM   #5
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Someone needs to invent an fiberglass or plastic shield that mounts on the front portion of the roof. I think it happens when they pull them fast. Airflow over that section lifts it is all I can come up with
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:41 PM   #6
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It's called maintenance, make sure everything is sealed up and u won't have any problems
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:49 PM   #7
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It's called maintenance, make sure everything is sealed up and u won't have any problems
Exactly this. If you have a rip or tear in your roof it will happen. Roof maintenance is essential.
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:57 PM   #8
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I think these rubber roofs should be outlawed. These camper I see with this issue don’t look very old. Those roofs should not need much maintenance inside the first 10 years Im certain an older camper with a metal roof don’t have these problems.. I just can’t figure out who thought a rubber roof was a good idea.
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:58 PM   #9
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One of the worse things you can buy! Pain in the azz!
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:14 PM   #10
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I think these rubber roofs should be outlawed. These camper I see with this issue don’t look very old. Those roofs should not need much maintenance inside the first 10 years Im certain an older camper with a metal roof don’t have these problems.. I just can’t figure out who thought a rubber roof was a good idea.
The roofing industry has used rubber (TPO) roofs for years. No problems with maintenance and common sense.
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:16 PM   #11
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The roofing industry has used rubber (TPO) roofs for years. No problems with maintenance and common sense.
I dont think rubber is bad unless you drive it 75 down the highway and clue it to 1/4 paneling.
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I dont think rubber is bad unless you drive it 75 down the highway and clue it to 1/4 paneling.
Most of the roofs are rated to be walked on, so they are thicker than you think. Commercial roofs are rated for windstorm. It really boils down to maintenance just like with any other thing you may own. They are a great roof as long as they are maintained.
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:53 PM   #13
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I have to agree with RBP, rent one as needed. I’ve owned four of them and the best one was the one I bought in 1982. Lived in it two and a half years and sold it. The rest of them were a pain in the azz.
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:57 PM   #14
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It's called maintenance, make sure everything is sealed up and u won't have any problems
Amen!

I probably overdue it. But, every single TT or RV I've owned has been over maintained. Never had a roof leak yet....
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:32 AM   #15
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Are you sure it’s not the plastic bubble for the shower that some RVs have in the front? It is the same color as the roof, and as it is passing you in the opposite direction on the highway it would be an easy mistake to make.


They DEFINITELY require maintenance, more so than a house.
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Old 06-27-2022, 07:51 AM   #16
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Are you sure its not the plastic bubble for the shower that some RVs have in the front? It is the same color as the roof, and as it is passing you in the opposite direction on the highway it would be an easy mistake to make.


They DEFINITELY require maintenance, more so than a house.
No sir, clearly large bubbles under the rubber roof. Im positive when they slow down and park they go away. Id bet most have no idea they have this problem.
My cousins roof folded back ( the first 5 or so feet from the front) several years ago. He had no idea there was a problem until it happened.
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:46 AM   #17
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coat it with 2 coats of cool seal and it hardens/seals it up good...

biggest prob is ppl dont do maintenance
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Old 06-27-2022, 12:43 PM   #18
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Whether you believe it or not, RV roof requires frequent maintenance. Way more than a house

Air gets in a small tear or exposed edge and the bubble starts and gets bigger every time you pull it until you find it or it comes off and starts flapping

All of mine had metal roofs and they require maintenance too
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Old 06-27-2022, 12:46 PM   #19
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coat it with 2 coats of cool seal and it hardens/seals it up good...

biggest prob is ppl dont do maintenance
Can this be used after a bubble has formed? Easy to apply?
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Old 06-27-2022, 01:24 PM   #20
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RV=Ruined Vacation
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Old 06-27-2022, 01:26 PM   #21
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If the front seal gets a gap from lack of maintenance then wind will get under it while running down the road. Regularly check mine.
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