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Roof sealing
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July 16, 2017
7:48 am

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Just wondering if anyone has had to seal their Retro’s roof? I had a leak 2 summers ago and had a mobile RV guy come out and he applied the “super secret rv roof goop” around the roof perimeter. This must have worked because the issue was resolved. However, this is our 3rd year with our 177se (where does the time go) and I’m thinking it may be time to do it again. Anyone have any experience with this and what did you use? I have been contemplating using Flex Seal. Not a cheap product but good reviews. Again, just checking before this Fall when I put our Retro to bed for the winter.

August 25, 2017
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I’m looking to do the same thing, but want to establish exactly what my roof is made of. There are two kinds of rubber commonly used on an rv and each is treated differently. I gave it a washing from a ladder and removed some of darkness,  but I need that removed before I go any further. White Water isn’t the most generous site for offering great help so if you know what rubber caps the 177se and you know a product for restoring the whiteness, sing out. 

February 28, 2019
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I used Camco rubber roof cleaner/conditioner on my roof. Bought at Walmart. This is the product:


I used an ordinary scrub brush and ample supply of elbow grease too. Used a bungee cord to keep the garden hose attached to the top of my ladder so it was easy to grab when rinsing. Roof came out nice and white.

I have also used a bit of flex-seal on places where I felt the factory did an inadequate job of caulking seams. This all started when I noticed a leak in my ceiling by the door, thanks to a pinhole-sized opening in the roof caulking where someone at the factory did not caulk well enough (GRR!). This was all about a year ago. So far flex-seal has held up nicely under extreme south-Texas temperatures and weather. The only negative I can point out is that it is not mold-proof. But almost nothing in southeast Texas is mold proof, so go figure.

Hope this helps someone. Happy Trails!

September 16, 2020
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If you’re re-coating the RV roof for leaks then you should re-coat the entire RV rather than just sealing the roof perimeter. This will help you avoid missing a small crack that could lead to a large leak after one hard rain.  One of the best available RV roof sealant on the market is Liquid RV Roof.  There are plenty of unique chemical qualities to Liquid RV Roof that makes it ideal as a RV roof sealant.
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