Question: I have a 2007 Jayco trailer. I went to close up my trailer this fall and found out the whole roof was soft and had bubbled up. I have check caulking and the roof every 6 months and no issues were found. I brought the trailer back to rv canda in ottawa and was told the roof was finished and that there is structure damage too to walls.They told me the caulking was good with no leaks and the rubber roof was good and when they contacted the roof company they will not warranty roof repair. They also told me there is mould in the roof and in the walls. My child is severly asthmatic and I will not be able to use the trailer again with her. My insurance wont pay for damages and the rv company said I was only covered for 3 year warranty. Any suggestions. Or am I just out the 30,000.00 dollars I paid for it.
Thanks in advance. Heather Denison Ottawa, Ont K2H5S4
Robbie: Heather I am so sorry to hear the mess you're in with your Trailer.
There is no magic answer for me to give you but I do believe the trailer can still be used.
I'm sure you already know the leak has to be stopped, but the mold in the walls can be treated. It may need to be opened at the top and allowed time to dry and treated with a product to kill the mold. If the leak has been stopped and the walls are dried out and the mold spoors killed, you can continue to use the trailer. The fact that you have a soft area on the roof doesn't mean the trailer can't be used. It does mean you should stay off that area if your on the roof.
You can have the soft area repaired later and enjoy the trailer for now.
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