Saturday, December 20, 2014

How to Fix an RV Roof Leak - Part 1

Things are going well with our RV life.  We didn't get any rain inside the last time it rained, but it wasn't as bad as the previous storm.  Everything has dried out now and we did some research to see what we can do to stop our roof from leaking.  Chad checked everything over on the roof and couldn't find anywhere it looks like it could be leaking. But, we had to do something - cheap & fast.

We decided to try  Premier Wet & Dry Plastic Roof Cement.  It looks like black tar.  And, Chad and his dad used it to coat all of the roof perimeter, seams, and around any penetrations.  It's not pretty, but it was fast.  Time will tell if it actually works....

Coating around the perimeter
It's supposed to be another rainy week this week, so we will see how it all holds up.  We bought two cans which was just the right amount for our 30 ft. RV.  This product could also be used in our cold temperatures, so it was a good choice for us.  It's 28 degrees here right now.  In the Spring we will coat the entire roof with Premier Fibered Aluminum Coating which will insulate it and create a better seal.  That will hopefully be Part 2 of the roof leak fix.   You're supposed to wait a minumum of 30 days before you apply the aluminum coating.

Chad with his "gear" on to head up on the roof
Before he started coating the roof, Chad cut off the old TV antenna.  We don't even have a TV.  And, if we did decide to get one later, the antenna wouldn't be useful because they don't transmit signals like that anymore.

Cutting off the antenna

Apply with rubber gloves or a trowel

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