Advice on repairing roof leaks needed

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by licketysplit, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. licketysplit

    licketysplit New Member

    First I would like to say hello to everyone, I'm new to the forum and RVing. I recently purchased a 1977 ford Rv Brougham with 70,000 miles in very good shape everything works well exept there was a stain on the interior roof. I pulled down the complete int. roof all the 1/8 th plywood and found a small leak were the roof rack screws in the roof. It looks like my roof is made up of plywood with aluminum covering the outside top. before I put up any interior panels I need to repair any and all leaks there may be. Any advice would be very helpfull and appreciated as I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever have this problem. I want to do a good job but as cheap as possible. I plan on useing this RV for a few years. I can do the work myself. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
     
  2. licketysplit

    licketysplit New Member

    RE: Advice on repairing roof leaks needed

    I'm sorry, It's a 1978 with 77,000 miles. I'm sure that doesn't matter much but though I should get it right.
     
  3. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    RE: Advice on repairing roof leaks needed

    Depending on how bad of situation you have, I have had really good luck with Eternabond repair tape. Look HERE
     
  4. licketysplit

    licketysplit New Member

    RE: Advice on repairing roof leaks needed

    Thank you Steve, Very helpful.
     
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Advice on repairing roof leaks needed

    Eternabond tape is good stuff, but it works best in a flat surface. Around, and in corners, it is frustrating to work with.

    Today's RV's are sealed with a Self Leveling Lap Sealant. Dicor makes what we use. There is another brand also, but can't think of it now.

    The biggest thing is, the roof needs to be clean. After that, be sure you want the Lap Sealant where you put it. It is not coming or wiping off.
     

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