Cheaply Repairing A Rubber RV Roof

Question: We have a 1996 Flair that has a bad rubber roof. No leaks yet. We don't want to put a new roof on it for 3,000 dollars because we hope to sell it within a year. Can we put a top coat vinyl-like substance on it to protect it from leaks for awhile?

Robbie: Check with your local RV supply store because there is a vinyl roof product like what you described. I've never used it, but I do know it is relatively expensive and difficult to apply. Unfortunately, there is no quick, easy solution for your problem, but hopefully you can find a good buyer either way.

Sorry. Hope this helps a bit,

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Nov 09, 2013
fixed the leak...what about the low spot?
by: honkytime

Hi there, great forum! I have a 1986 vanguard motorhome. The seam separating the body from the driving cabin had a huge split in it. The roof seemed solid when I was up fixing it. Now that its fixed and good, winter is upon us and Im worried about the low spot. Is there a roof leveling product for rv's similar to a floor leveled for residential houses?

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