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 1/22/2008 8:21 PM
 
I have a 32' class A that is 15 years old and I started to clean the rubber because I thought It had mold. Well the blacks spots turned out to be the black rubber under the white part. I went to my local rv place and they said they use Plastcote rubber roof coating. No primer needed. It is about $38 a gallon, and I would need about a gallon+. They said I would have to recoat it every year to keep the roof sealed. It is really thin and sounds cheap. I found something called liquid roof. It is about $ 90 a gallon and would take 5 gallons to do my roof. It is thick and does not chalk and lasts for years. This one sounds great, but I need some feedback on the products and advice. They also said a new roof is about $5,000. No way. Scott
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 1/22/2008 9:32 PM
 
sv310; I don't know anythin about recoating a roof but several years ago my wife bought two gallons of Black Jack premium coating. I have a web site off the bucket it is http://www.gibson-homans.com . Don't know if they are still in busness or not. 1@ 1/2 gallon is supposed to cover 100 sq.ft.


as ever Bill

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 1/23/2008 10:41 AM
 
I'm not saying you can't use "Black Jack" on your rubber roof But I'd make darn sure it is recommended for use on rubber. As I remember "Black Jack" as being a "TAR" coating. You can get it in silver or black and was/is used to coat metal roofs on barns, house trailers and such. Tar may have an adverse affect on a rubber roof as todays rubber roofs are more petroleum base then rubber. Gary Home is where you park it

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 1/23/2008 11:03 AM
 
A new roof kit costs less than $1000. You can do it yourself but its labor intensive. You have to take everything off the roof including the awning and drip rails. Then you peel the old roof off. Teenagers are a good tool for that part of the operation. You roll the adhesive on the luane with a paint roller and then just unroll the roof material over that. Let it bake in the sun a day or two and then put all the stuff back on it.
When our roof was damaged by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne back in 04 we replaced our roof. Luckily for us, insurance covered the cost. It was $5200. At that time, Libby and I were selling RVs in FL and our dealership (now defunct) was replacing roofs left and right. It really isn't a big deal, but it is time consuming and takes some heavy tugging. I helped replace more than one roof and we watched a number of other get replaced. It isn't rocket science but 5k is a pretty generic price for having one replaced by an RV service center. We charged something between 10 and 15 bucks a foot to replace one and then added the material on top of that. Having built two homes now, I would be tempted to try it myself but since I am approaching 60, I might just fork over the cash and watch someone else do it! Libby and John and RV the CAT www.TheRollingHome.com 1999 Fleetwood Discovery 37V towing a 2005 Chevy Colorado Z71 4x4 Click here to see our current location [/url]
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 1/23/2008 11:32 AM
 
Gary; As i said i don't Know anything about replacing or recoating a roof but the directions on the bucket says it a rubberized white coating for mobile homes and RV's. It can be applied on damp not wet surfaces and cures in about six hours. as ever Bill

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 1/23/2008 5:24 PM
 
No problem Hawkeye, I was just pointing out to him to be SURE that "what ever" he used, it was a product that was made for the purpose of coating a "Rubber" roof. There are many out there if you go to a Home and Farm type store or something like that. (ie. Menard's, Home Depot) that have roof coatings that would not be suitable. The product you have may very well be a good one. The Trade Name "Black Jack" may make many types of roof coating. It also may be one of those terms that folks have slapped on any type of roof patching goo. Like the word Zipper. There are many types of "interlocking fasteners" but we know them all by "Zipper" Some are better use in one application then others Gary Home is where you park it

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 1/24/2008 6:58 PM
 
Scott 2 years ago I had the same problem. I had a dealer put on the EDPM liquid rubber. cost $1200. you can do it your self for about 1/2 that price, but the EDPM has a working time the shortens in heat and sun shine. plus they took the ac unit off and replaced gasket. they put the liquid rubber right up to the edge of the roof and up to the vents. it looks nice and should not have to recaulk for quite some time. google EDPM liquid rubber and you should find info you need. it supposed to last 15 years. mike

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 1/24/2008 8:09 PM
 
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