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#1 OFFLINE   xnorp

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:06 PM

Quetion for Snowriver1 what is the name of the roofs that we have on our SR/SB, is it rubber edm or what ever they call it. And how do you suguest that it be cleaned and cared for. Thanks Bob.
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:01 PM

Dear Xnorp,
The roof on your camper is called RV 2000 it is a heavy duty vinyl material and is glued to plywood much easier than EPDM rubber. It also has a 10 or 12 year guarentee,(not sure which) It should be cleaned with soap and warm water and does not require any aftermarket products. RV 2000 is now used by most manufacturers and is much lighter than rubber and just as durable.

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:34 AM

Thanks for the info Bob. That is what is nice about this forum ask a question get a answer from the man who knows and now all that :) ask will know. Great idea to let builders post. Thanks again Bob.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 07:35 AM

Last year I asked the wise ole camper guru "what snake oil should I put on the roof"? His answer. "If it needed to be up there I would have put it up there" In a pm he told me "The only thing you need to do with the roof is sit under it and have a beer: Good enough for me! :)

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 08:39 AM

LOL LOL ChopperBill I like that idea beer and sit that is my way of life. I think I will wash it before we get ready to go out next month but I will just do it easy a little soap and water. Like easy stuff. And yes you are right ChopperBill ask and you shall recieve over here with a real answer.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 07:09 PM

Ok Snowriver1, Why the TPO roof? Please check my post in the Lance forum.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:26 PM

Ok, Redrattler,
Want the real reason mnufacturers change stuff? Mostly because the big manufacturers change. When this happens the suppliers gear up for the big orders, soon what we have been using becomes a special run with a surcharge. We used to use aluminum roofs, as did Lance and many others. When most manufacturers changed to rubber, aluminum not only became more expensive but also harder to get, especially in smaller quantities. Not wanting to put $100,000.00 of our working capital into aluminum we knuckled under and started using rubber. Terrible stuff, couldn't make it stick to the plywood roof. and it was heavier than the aluminum. Then along came RV 2000 a lightweight vinyl, strong and durable, lots of people using it, available in smaller quantities and stuck like *&%@# to a blanket on the plywood roof. We like to think we made the decision to change to RV 2000 but, sometimes the market place makes the decision for us. Is it as good as aluminum? in the last 3 years we have had no increase in warranty on roofs. Either people are fixing them themselves and not letting us know, or RV 2000 is everything a roof requires, only more time will tell.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for the honest reply, Bob.
I work for a plastics distributor and was somewhat familiar with the problems of the "old" rubber roofing in the RV industry. (hence my reason for wanting a metal roof). I'll be interested to see how the new roofing holds up... Maybe about the time I want to trade in my current camper I'll feel more comfortable about the "plastic" rubber roofs.
Again thanks for the reply.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 11:23 AM

Last year I asked the wise ole camper guru "what snake oil should I put on the roof"? His answer. "If it needed to be up there I would have put it up there" In a pm he told me "The only thing you need to do with the roof is sit under it and have a beer: Good enough for me! :)

Boy I've drank quite a bit and my roof is still dirty. Should I be drinking more? Maybe it don't work with Yukon Jack? I'll try some beer next time and see.:)

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 06:22 AM

Well tried the beer and the Yukon. Got so drunk that I couldn't climb the ladder and see if the roof was still dirty so I assume that it is clean now. So from this I learned that it is the amount not the type of booze that determines this and SR Bob is right ! :)

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 09:54 AM

Jagger,
You have finally joined Chopperbill and some others who have learned, With enough consumed, you really don't care if the roof is dirty.

Bob
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