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Old 05-25-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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In need of roof repair advice

I'm in need of some advice. We sprung a leak on our 1994 T2770, the seam came up from a previous repair (before we bought it). I am going to replace the vent and tape the seam. I also gutted the inside to dry see what the extent of the damage. I found the support for the vent itself is molding and the previous owner put a piece of wood on the other side of the main beam, I guess to prevent a pocket from forming for water roll off. I'm wonder what the best way is to remove the moldy pieces of wood? I'm going to Camping World today to get the replacement vent and AirMaxx cover. Can I get to the moldy wood with the vent off? I think I can pull off the staples off the rubber roof to expose the wood. Has anyone else had this type of repair?? I will try to post some pics for a better understanding of the damage.
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Do not know if this helps any, but see this post on replacing roof vents it shows what was under mine and some of the frame.

Replacing roof vents 101

Do you have rubber or alumunimum roofing?

If the wood is moldy/wet, I would deal with it for sure when you have the vent off and make sure it is dried out before putting the new vent on. If the wood is real bad and verses tearing up the camper, they do make a product called Rot Doctor. You put this on over rotted wood to seal it and make it stronger. http://www.rotdoctor.com/

Yes pic's will help

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Thank you John for the reply. I ended up basically tearing out 3/4 of the roof and replaced all of the rotted wood. I did see the post with the replacing roof vents 101 pics which was a big help.

Over the weekend, we replaced all the wood and resupported the main beams, which were not heavily damaged. The main damage was to the support around the vent and one corner was also damaged due to the low point once the water got in.

We have a rubber roof and used the Eternabond tape and closed the gap between the seam and the vent. I just think it was a bad repair job by the original owner who should have taken the new piece of rubber and folded it down into the vent, instead of cutting a straight piece and using the seam seal. (Another one of your members posting helped since he showed pics of the same problem of the rubber roof being cut too short)

I will try to post some pics, we are under kinda a deadline since our first trip is scheduled for Wednesday. Thank you everyone for posting your experiences in this forum. It really makes a difference!
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Glad to hear things worked out. Great. And yes our forum here is a great place to share, help and have fun.

Have a good trip on Wednesday.

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