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New Rubber Roof Coating
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April 26, 2016 – 5:51 pm
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My 2006 TT has an EPDM rubber roof.  These roofs have about a 10 year lifespan from what I understand.  I do not have any roof leaks but my RV mechanic checked it out and said it is about time for some maintenance BEFORE I have a leak.  I trust the guy.  He knows I do a lot of my own work and what my capabilities are.

He sold me some Kool Seal rubber roof type paint stuff….about $60 per gallon.  2 gallons of primer and 2 gallons of the roof stuff, I paid $230 for the stuff.  He said I could go to Home Depot and buy some Kool Seal stuff cheaper, $100 for 5 gallons, but it is not the same stuff and will not hold up.  He was insistant that I use the primer and then top coat. Also the roof must be dry with no rain in the forecast as I do this.    Could I have gotten it cheaper on Amazon….probably, but sometimes it is worth it to pay the local guy so I can pick his brain on different stuff (that’s the same reason I buy pool chemicals from my local guy and not Wal Mart) 

So the first step is cleaning the roof.  I was originally afraid to go up on the roof fearing I would harm the rubber roof.  Nope.  I can walk all around up there no problem.  Now I won’t say it isn’t freaky feeling it move a bit but it will hold me.  I was also afraid to hit it with a power washer.  He said don’t worry.  As long as I am not using the crazy strong tip and keeping it about 8 inches away I won’t do damage.  I used just some soap and a scrub brush to clean the roof the first time.  The next time I go up there I will go up with some chemicals.  The roof was dirty.  I park under a tree. 

My second step is cleaning the roof again.  I’ll take some pictures next time I’m up there. 

Once I have the roof clean I will find a dry weekend to paint the roof.  It should be just a matter of cutting in and then rolling the rest. 

I will keep this thread updated so others can learn from my mistakes  😀

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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April 27, 2016 – 10:05 pm
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I just dropped 400 on some grizzly grip, for my abs roof. Did the scuff pads, mek wipe, and rolled it on. I hope it lasts.
Good luck with your roof.

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