How Do I Repair A Tear In My RV's Rubber Roof

by Vicki & Mike Manges
(Lake City, Fl.)

Our Allergo Motorhome has a tear in the rubber roof coating down to the wood. It has started leaking now and we need to know how to patch it in order to stop the leak. We have purchased a very large tarp and covered it at this time.

How can we patch this rubber coating?

Thanks for any and all help.


Vicki & Mike Manges

ANSWER: Hi Vicki & Mike thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. Luckily there is a product out there that you can use to permanently repair the tear in the roof of your RV without having to replace the whole rubber roof. The product is called Eternabond. If you can use a roll of tape you can use Eternabond to repair your RV roof.

Since I do not know the exact size of the tear in your roof, I cannot tell you whether you should use the Eternabond Tape or an Eternabond Patch. Take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to use Eternabond to repair your roof.

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The video above shows how to use the tape and the patches are just as easy to use.

Hope this helps.

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by: Anonymous

Eternabond is good enough as a patch job, something more permanent would be a 4" fiber backed seam tape, clean the area with acetone, then apply the 4" fiber backed seam tape then coat with proper rv roof coating,, Done will never leak..

by: Dick Reed

Eternabond is great stuff to repair a rubber roof. I would advise using the spray on primer to make sure it adheres properly to the area you are repairing. Be as careful as you can when handling the Eternabond. Once you stretch it, it will not contract back to it's original shape.

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