RV Tech Tips Newsletter: Issue 15 | RV Travel

By Chris Dougherty
Editor of RV Maintenance Tips 
and Certified RV Technician

Fall RV roof check

Now that autumn is upon us, it’s a good idea to spend a little time on RV roof maintenance. First, make sure the roof is clean, using a cleaner recommended for your roof. There are many RV roof cleaners that are safe to use, and some store-bought cleaners will work also.

Once that’s done, inspect the roof and all seals for damage. This includes the slideouts. Look for tears and signs the roof may be suffering other damage like soft spots or where it may be separating from the roof decking or from the seams.

Take a look at all the apparatus on the roof for damage, including vents, sewer vents, antennas, air conditioner shroud and so on. If any of these are cracked or broken they must be fixed right away.

With the appropriate sealant like Dicor rubber roof sealant, repair any problem areas on any of the seams of the roof, like around the vents, antennas and the termination seams at the front and rear of the coach. Don’t forget the seam all the way down the sides of the coach! I recently inspected a rig that had leak damage all the way down that seam on both sides of the coach. Eternabond tape is a great way to seal the seams on the roof and the slideout box.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on October 15, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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