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Old 02-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Looking for info on roof repair/replacment

Well I guess it had to happen. Taking a look at the roof of our 2002/3 Sunline 281SR fiver I have found the dreaded soft spot. Right at the left rear corner. Real bad. Was able to pull the rubber roof away from the channel that holds it in place. Found the the "wood" product that was once in one piece is now mush and wet. Well the trailer is about 10 years old. I am on the fence, either band aid it and trade it in or fix it. I think I can do it myself using ladders and maybe rental scaffolding. But I remember reading on here that another owner found a man in the Winchester, Va area that did rv repair work on the side. I think he used to be employed with Fleetwood at their old factory or something like that. If you happen to know how to get in touch with him I would appreciate any information. The task itself doesn't look too bad. Remove everything that penetrates the roof (a/c, fantastic fans, antennaes), remove the old roof membrane, repair any damage, replace the underlayment and than install a new rubber roof. If I do it myself, I will not use the worthless luan board Sunline used. Maybe 3/8th or 5/16th exterior grade plywood. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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I have a good source for Eternabond tape but curious if I will be able to find 8x30 sheets of EPDM here in the mid atlantic.
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You might want to PM KanyonKitty or EMD Driver - they are the ones who had their roof replaced............good luck!
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Hey there Capt. Skup!

I was wondering if we'd ever get to hear from you... The guy that fixed our fiver was Roger Miller.. He worked at the same factory, through 3 different owners.. Terry, Fleetwood and finally Northwood. He now has a regular job at the local Camping World as a RV tech. He also just built a 40x60 shop at his house, for doing side work. He did an excellant job on our fiver and the repair has held up great! He even found two soft spots, that we didn't even know were there and fixed them too.

Here's how bad our roof was:



One of the spots we didn't know about:



Rotten roofing removed:



1/2" plywood, in place of the OSB that Sunline used:



New plywood in the damaged corner:



EPDM adhesive being applied:



EPDM going back in place:



All done!

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If you are considering doing it yourself, you may want to spend a little quality "Google" time. I was looking into the same thing and was able to find fairly easily a guy who did his own and took about 50 pics for each step with descriptions at each step as well. He said it took him about 40 or 50 hours.........
I am sure on youtube as well good info can be had. Good Luck!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the information. My biggest problem with doing it myself is finding the time. Between working, 3 hour a day commute and trying to spend time with the family leaves little down time. Thank you Gary for the information, I will pursue that route. I think since the trailer is about 10 years old I will see about having the rubber membrane replaced. Will look into something more durable maybe vinyl like the Teton had. And definitely new insulation. Been away from this forum for awhile, have a new big Searay keeping me busy, can't wait for spring. We have talked about getting a new rv, could by my cousin's 2009 Jayco bunk model but truthfully I have about had it will poor contruction of just about every brand I have looked at. We just want a well built camper, not a rolling mansioin on wheels.
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Hi Skup,

Well, if it were me, I'd just have the roof fixed. I really think unless you go really high end in an RV, your not going to get the quality you have in your Sunline, unless you just want a change. Even though a new roof won't exactly be cheap, it sure will be a lot less than a new RV and dealing with all the "issues" you'll have to deal with in the new one. You know the quality you have, so I'd have it fixed unless you have your heart set on some "other" brand. Sorry, I'm a diehard Sunline owner, and plan to keep our Sunny "going & going & going", just like the energizer bunny One trend I have noticed with the new/newer rigs is the trend towards the darker interiors, sorry I like my light interior, especially on cloudy, dreary days.

I am sure you would be very pleased with the work/repairs that Roger would do to your great Sunline, plus if you'd have him do it, we might even get a chance to meet one another !!

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Hi Skup,

I have to agree 100% with what Kitty has said. When the time comes that our unit needs a new roof, we are planning on contacting Kitty and Gary to get the name of the guy who they used to fix their roof. I have to say when I hear about the issues and problems other people post about their new rigs on other forums, we plan on keeping our rig and as long as possible.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #9
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Thanks to Gary, I contacted the person who performed the repairs on their Sunline. Will be making a trip this weekend with the trailer in tow. Looking forward to meeting "the contact", really looking forward to getting it repaired correctly and ready for another camping season. I sure, with the way economy is these days and not much hope in it turning around any time soon, I did not want to even think about taking on any debt. So we will get the trailer fixed and hopefully get another 10 years of faithful service. Think I will also ask "the contact" to do an inspection on the structure, a good look over, to see if there is any other concerns. I have read of issues with the slide out flooring but ours looks okay to the untrained eye.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #10
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About the only other trailers that I have researched and personally looked over that I felt was worth the money are the Arctic Foxes. Maybe that will be the trailer I will replace the Sunline with when the time comes. Do enjoy when a Sunline travel trailer owner approaches me and says, "I never have seen a Sunline fifth wheel trailer before". Leads to a nice chat and sometimes consumption of a few frosty Sam Adams.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #11
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I towed the trailer up to Winchester Sunday for the repairs. I think I left it in good hands, nice to find someone who takes pride in their work. Mr. Miller will be replacing all the damaged framiing, removing the thin paneling and installing a supportive roof along with a new rubber membrain. Looking forward to picking it up and seeing the new roof installed. Will be good for another 10 years of camping if we decide not to go bigger. Only one Daughter at home now but with two big Golden Retrievers it does get a little bit crowded.
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Aw come on Capt., two goldens shouldn't need a bigger rig, HAHA We have 2 greyhounds and a weiner dog, but we didn't go bigger because of them, we went bigger so Gary could get the "big corner shower". Of course the greys just lay around and nap about 22 hours a day. Hey, just trade the Goldens in for 2 greyhounds

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Hi guys,

This is Rich in the Winchester area, Va. I was looking to get in touch with Mr. Roger Miller who does the RV roof repairs on the side. I think I may have met him at Camping World, but would not like to approach him concerning repairs while at work. I found a leaky area I have been playing with for some time has gotten much worse. The folks at camping world are out of the minds with their pricing, more then I could get for her. Normally I would do the work my self but; back and arm pain (age related) are keeping me for attempting the job. My wife and I have been moving around the last several years and finally found a place to put our camper and now this, any help would be appreciated.

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Rich, the person you want to reach out to is EMD Driver (Gary)...I'm sure he'll be chiming in here but if not send him a PM....it is his contact!
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Thanks for the reply. Gary and Skup have already replied with the needed info on Mr. Miller.
I really appreciate all the help on this site.

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Hi this is Barbara - we have a 2006 26' Sunline SE travel trailer and plan to replace the roof ourselves with parts we just ordered from Camping World. We were towing it last weekend down the highway and looked back in the mirror and saw insulation blowing up from it at the front end. We are attempting it because we are assuming it is crazy expensive to have it done - our previous trailer rubber roof replacement cost $5K but that was covered by insurance. Any thoughts/suggestions for a novice attempting this themselves to include does the A/C unit have to come off the roof (probably dumb question just not sure how my husband and myself can handle it with only a ladder (no scaffolding). Just in case we need it, would appreciate also the contact info for Mr. Roger Miller.
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Harbor freight and Menards offer scaffolding for about $200.00. If you keep your eyes open you could find one on sale. I paid $99.00 for mine, new, I should have bought 2 for that price. I use it allot when cleaning roof or recaulking seams.

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Great idea Jim! Thanks for the info.
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Barbara - a lot of the SOC members are at a M&G (Buttonwood) this weekend...so it may be a bit before someone (EMD Driver) answers with info on Mr.Miller.
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Kathy and Leo - OK. Thanks! I will have to check out these events for the future.
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