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Old 09-20-2020, 10:55 PM   #1
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Whatís a good roof coating to roll on the roof of an older camper? Right now it doesnít leak but want some assurance before I haul it to the lease.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:29 AM   #2
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Henry’s tropi-cool at Home Depot is good
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:00 AM   #3
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Just remember if you got silicone patches ...Pretty well nothing will stick to them..Just more silicone...
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:39 AM   #5
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I put this in another thread a while back asking about a sealant.

I just put some sealer on my 30 foot travel trailer(with two slide outs) a couple months ago. I used the Hengs rubber roof coating and I was surprised how well it coated. It is a little less per gallon than the Dicor stuff. I got 3 gallons and was able to do two thick coats with about half a gallon left over.

Definitely make sure you clean it well before putting it on.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 09-21-2020, 09:26 AM   #6
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DICOR From start to finish is awesome, last for years
Buy the entire kit

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Old 09-21-2020, 09:44 AM   #7
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I put this in another thread a while back asking about a sealant.

I just put some sealer on my 30 foot travel trailer(with two slide outs) a couple months ago. I used the Hengs rubber roof coating and I was surprised how well it coated. It is a little less per gallon than the Dicor stuff. I got 3 gallons and was able to do two thick coats with about half a gallon left over.

Definitely make sure you clean it well before putting it on.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Iíve used the orange can Hengís as well. Covers well and flexs too.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:48 AM   #8
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One of the guys on our lease just put 2 coats of FlexSeal on his and has been very please with it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #9
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If you can, take your camper to the lease and THEN put the coating on. If you can't do that, coat it and let it sit as long as you can before you tow it... This will help with any flexing cracks or loosening in spots that perhaps you got less than ideal coating/sticking on...
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If you can find the product with ceramic mixed-in or have the means to obtain ceramic dust/beads to add, it will reflect the suns energy.
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:04 AM   #11
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Eternabond tape is the cats meow! Ive used that on several alum roof RVs to cover seams.
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Eternabond tape is the cats meow! Ive used that on several alum roof RVs to cover seams.
That stuff is worth itís weight in gold on the corners and any overlapping seams for sure. Just be really careful when applying it...especially in warmer weather because it is tacky as heck. Be sure to have it positioned where you want it because it ainít coming off, period.

As with almost all of these products (tape or liquids) cleaning preparation is the key to the longevity performance.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:34 PM   #13
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That stuff is worth itís weight in gold on the corners and any overlapping seams for sure. Just be really careful when applying it...especially in warmer weather because it is tacky as heck. Be sure to have it positioned where you want it because it ainít coming off, period.

As with almost all of these products (tape or liquids) cleaning preparation is the key to the longevity performance.

Is the eternabond tape something you would use on the wall corner seams and seems around windows and fixtures? Or is it really just for the roof? Lastly, do you apply a coating over the tape?
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:46 PM   #14
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Iíve used the orange can Hengís as well. Covers well and flexs too.
Same thing for me . Here are some pics of the one I did .

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=551536
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Is the eternabond tape something you would use on the wall corner seams and seems around windows and fixtures? Or is it really just for the roof? Lastly, do you apply a coating over the tape?
I just went through this with a camper. Eternabond is more for flat seams on a roof. For corners there is Dicor Corner Seal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For windows you use the butyl tape.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nothing goes over Eternabond tape. Throw it in the freezer for awhile before you want to lay it down. Clean up areas with acetone first. Like anything else it will not stick to silicone.
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I just went through this with a camper. Eternabond is more for flat seams on a roof. For corners there is Dicor Corner Seal.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For windows you use the butyl tape.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nothing goes over Eternabond tape. Throw it in the freezer for awhile before you want to lay it down. Clean up areas with acetone first. Like anything else it will not stick to silicone.

Great info, thanks! The previous owner did use silicone on all seams so Iím just hoping I can remove it easily before applying these other products. Itís a great camper and weíve owned it for 3 years now with low maintenance.
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If the seam has silicone in it and you can get to good material on either side just lay the eternabond over it. Wont hurt a thing.
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Same thing for me . Here are some pics of the one I did .

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=551536
Dang. Yours turned out NICE.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:36 PM   #19
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The previous owner of my camper covered the whole roof with some white product. I’d like to figure out what it was. It is:
White
Relatively rigid
Not flexible
Applied with a brush
It seems like it was in a red gallon can but I inadvertently thru it away before I read the label.
Any good idea on what product this is? Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:16 PM   #21
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Is taking off the AC easy enough on most campers? That's the part I am dreading most when I do mine. I assume you have to take it off, in order to get the new sealant up to the edge of the hole in the roof?
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:52 AM   #22
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Same thing for me . Here are some pics of the one I did .

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=551536
Yeah, yours was in a lot worse condition on the slide out.

I was very happy with how filled and leveled. Hoping it lasts another 10 years. lol


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Old 09-22-2020, 07:59 AM   #23
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Is taking off the AC easy enough on most campers? That's the part I am dreading most when I do mine. I assume you have to take it off, in order to get the new sealant up to the edge of the hole in the roof?

I pulled mine off and cleaned out the dirt dobber nests last season. Not too difficult. Just requires basic tools.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:56 AM   #24
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I used Tropi-cool. 2 coats. Worked great.

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Is taking off the AC easy enough on most campers? That's the part I am dreading most when I do mine. I assume you have to take it off, in order to get the new sealant up to the edge of the hole in the roof?
I just taped off all the vent covers and AC shroud with the blue painters tape like Toolman above. I cut in around those with a brush. Rolled the rest with 2 coats....wait a day before applying 2nd coat. I applied the self leveling Dicor sealant around the vent covers after all had dried.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:51 AM   #26
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I painted right over my bathroom vent. I donít care what it looks like(lease camper) and it should protect it from UV. Iíve seen them get brittle and break.


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Old 05-24-2021, 07:14 AM   #27
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I love how Hengís Rubber adhered to my RV roof because itís been a year, and it has been in good condition despite the harsh sun. I believe that this product is UV-resistant, which is why it can withstand harmful UV rays.
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ht=elastomeric

heres my thread on this stuff
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:37 PM   #29
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I love how Hengís Rubber adhered to my RV roof because itís been a year, and it has been in good condition despite the harsh sun. I believe that this product is UV-resistant, which is why it can withstand harmful UV rays.

Thought Iíd bump this thread again and give another solid vote for the orange can Hengís Roof Coating. This is the 3rd time I have used this stuff and 2nd time on my 31í Springdale 5th wheel.
I put 2 thin coats on it about this time last year and like above post it has weathered good even out in the harsh heat and rains. I also believe this stuff flexes really well too. I decided to just go back with 1 thin coat today and the 1 gallon covered it perfectly.
I normally clean the roof with a pressure washer but it was still pretty clean (I guess from all the recent rains) so I just hosed it off good with a water hose yesterday evening and let it dry overnight. Taped off the AC shroud and cut in around it with a brush and rolled the rest.

Iím sold and really recommend this stuffÖ..I donít plan on ever using anything else. Again, just the 1 coat made this 2011 model trailer look almost brand new again.




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Thought Iíd bump this thread again and give another solid vote for the orange can Hengís Roof Coating. This is the 3rd time I have used this stuff and 2nd time on my 31í Springdale 5th wheel.
I put 2 thin coats on it about this time last year and like above post it has weathered good even out in the harsh heat and rains. I also believe this stuff flexes really well too. I decided to just go back with 1 thin coat today and the 1 gallon covered it perfectly.
I normally clean the roof with a pressure washer but it was still pretty clean (I guess from all the recent rains) so I just hosed it off good with a water hose yesterday evening and let it dry overnight. Taped off the AC shroud and cut in around it with a brush and rolled the rest.

Iím sold and really recommend this stuffÖ..I donít plan on ever using anything else. Again, just the 1 coat made this 2011 model trailer look almost brand new again.




What type of roof does your rig have? If I remember right there are different products for different types of roofs...there being 2 main types on modern campers.

Youtube has a video on how to tell which type you have, and what product is best for it. I need to do mine soon.
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What type of roof does your rig have? If I remember right there are different products for different types of roofs...there being 2 main types on modern campers.

Youtube has a video on how to tell which type you have, and what product is best for it. I need to do mine soon.
Good point DMo. My ownerís manual said it was rubber is all I remember. I think the other one is EDPM? Or EDMP? Something like that.
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I bought the dicor sealant from Amazon works great
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Good point DMo. My ownerís manual said it was rubber is all I remember. I think the other one is EDPM? Or EDMP? Something like that.
TPO or EPDM
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:56 AM   #34
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Thought Iíd bump this thread again and give another solid vote for the orange can Hengís Roof Coating. This is the 3rd time I have used this stuff and 2nd time on my 31í Springdale 5th wheel.
I put 2 thin coats on it about this time last year and like above post it has weathered good even out in the harsh heat and rains. I also believe this stuff flexes really well too. I decided to just go back with 1 thin coat today and the 1 gallon covered it perfectly.
I normally clean the roof with a pressure washer but it was still pretty clean (I guess from all the recent rains) so I just hosed it off good with a water hose yesterday evening and let it dry overnight. Taped off the AC shroud and cut in around it with a brush and rolled the rest.

Iím sold and really recommend this stuffÖ..I donít plan on ever using anything else. Again, just the 1 coat made this 2011 model trailer look almost brand new again.
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Yep, completely on board with this.

I did the same with coats, cutting and rolling on my 30ft travel trails. It was my first time doing it and thought it was going to be difficult and expensive. Used Hengs and it was easy and decent price.

I definitely recommend it.


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