The RV I Am Buying Has A Rubber Roof Is That OK?
I am looking at buying a 2000 Coachman Catalina 34 ft Class A Motor Home with a 15 ft. slide out. It has a rubber roof. I have never heard of this and was wondering if they are any good.Good Sam Extended Service Plan is mechanical breakdown insurance for your RV, 5th Wheel, Trailer, and Tow Vehicle! FREE Quote
ANSWER: Hi Gary most new RVs built right now have rubber roofs. Rubber roofs are quite durable and if maintained properly they can last the lifetime of the RV itself.
Again, proper maintenance is the key to how long a rubber roof on an RV will last. The roof on your RV should be cleaned and inspected at least 3 times a year. Cleaning the roof regularly prevents build-up of tree sap, bird droppings and other harmful chemicals that can speed up the deterioration of a rubber RV roof.
If a rubber roof is damaged, they can also be easily repaired using products such as Eternabond
Since you are thinking about buying a used RV, I would suggest that you visit our Used RV Inspection Page
to learn about some of the important things you need to inspect before you buy a used RV.
Hope this helps.Over 1,500,000 successful roadside rescues—Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service
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