Saturday, August 16, 2014

Urgent Repair Busy

I've had company from afar visiting who offered to help with RV repairs, so we've been super busy. I am exhausted in spite of the fact they are doing the majority of the donkey work. However, I do have to keep them bribed with lots of tasty homemade cooking from scratch.

Harley dog is doing his best to provide tons of entertainment for our company.

The weather has been spring like instead of the typical humidity laden oppressive August weather this area typically has, so we've been very fortunate as doing motorhome roof repairs is just no fun, especially in the heat of summer. However, we've had to leave the air conditioning off in order to keep the roof dry and this has not always gone over well with my medical mess.

Eternabond roof seal repair tape has become my constant companion as we've decided to attempt to cover the entire roof with it. My old roof is just paper thin, getting a new one installed is cost prohibitive on my efficient budget. While Eternabond is not exactly cheap, the price per square foot works out to be about 15% of the cost of having a new one-piece rubber roof installed. Since Eternabond comes with UV protection and someting like a 19 year adhere life, this roof will outlast the motorhome. It's also thicker than my old roof.

Early on when I bought the motorhome I was robbed by a repairman who promised to fix my roof with a 10 year guarantee. A year later when I had multiple problems with his work, he threatened me and held my motorhome hostage for ransom. It was a big mess all around. I wish I had realized his antics were highly illegal, but I was having a rough time and he was making it much worse.

A leaky roof is what destroys many neglected motorhomes. Sometimes folks store their motorhome in the elements and never check on them. Woe is them when they find out a leaky roof has dripped for 6-12-18 months unabated, ruining the ceiling, walls, cabinets, carpet, furniture and floors.

About Eternabond:
Seal any rip, tear, or open seam in any surface with RoofSeal. RoofSeal is the best solution for leak repair. It is the choice of professional roof repair specialists, on virtually all roof types including EPDM, TPO, Hypalon, most PVC, modified, all metals, even copper and Kynar coated metals, tile, wood, concrete, etc. RoofSeal even works great on land-fill and pond liners. Our specialized backing has proven to be UV stable, even after 19 years in full sunlight. Our MicroSealant has a built in primer which allows RoofSeal to bond with the surface it is installed on. Perfect for re-seaming all roofs, regardless of the material. RoofSeal makes a permanent water-tight seal.

Elongation factor greater than 700% guarantees RoofSeal will flex, expand and contract in all conditions! Can be installed to -20°F (with our EternaPrime). Sag rating of over 250°F.

Installation instructions:

New roof tape in foreground, old roof in background.

Some of the repair tape is 4 inches wide, but we switched to 6 inches width.
It can be cut with scissors, but the scissors need frequent cleaning.

The roof tape came on a 50 foot roll, but you can buy smaller and larger sizes.

Here you can see some before and after.
The roof is being cleaned before the tape is going down.
The shadow is from the TV antenna which cranks down flush with the roof for traveling.

You can clearly see the dirty old roof, to the right is a section cleaned by bleach and beyond it, is a section already taped.

Like most supervisors, Harley sits around in comfort while everyone else does the hard work.

Enjoy competitive pricing.



  1. did you get the roof done? would like to see your completed job...
    Maggie got a chair that looks just like

  2. This roof tape is great, just wish it was cheaper. So glad you got some help! Have a great night!!


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