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Old 07-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey all, between work and renting a house built in the 70s I do a lot of DIY! I hope to learn a thing or two from this site, and if I can put my 2 cents in a time or two to help all the better!

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Welcome. We do get questions about RVs at time and your input would be of value.

Be careful being a renter and doing DIY. Most landlords do not allow it and it may be against the law depending on the specific work.

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Be careful being a renter and doing DIY. Most landlords do not allow it and it may be against the law depending on the specific work.
Thanks for the concern, but my landlord is great! Not only is he a Snap-On dealer, but he's very open to most projects. He gets upgrades and only has to pay for materials.
Installing a gable mounted exhaust fan today.
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Welcome to the forum, I got a question for you right off the bat, what is your opinion of EPDM roofing on a camper?
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, I got a question for you right off the bat, what is your opinion of EPDM roofing on a camper?
Excuse my excessive use of quotes but seems to be the only way to respond from my phone.

EPDM roofs are pretty much the norm in CA. If taken care they can last for many years. Wash a few times a year with a mild soap like TSP and a soft brush. When starts to spot, and it will, have a quality 2 stage roof coating done. Make sure its made for RV roofs, not the stuff sold at Home Depot or Lowes. Look Seal is the brand we use. I'm actually doing one as we speak.
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I got to thinking about your question jiju1934, are you considering changing to EPDM? And if so, what is the current roof material?
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Our RV had a EPDM roof on it and a friend of ours had bought a new camper which had EPDM and we both had problems with leaks. Our camper is a little older but his being new and leaking was sad. He was told acid rain would make small pen holes in the EPDM so I opted to go with a different roof when I replaced ours. I am pleased with the new roof so far and only time will tell if it is a good product or not.

I did a complete tear off, new ceiling joists, decking and roof, I still haven't started the inside yet, it is a mess in there not to mention too hot.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #8
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Good for you Jim! I know from experience that's a big job. Now's your chance to put your personal touch on the interior.

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