The RV I Am Buying Has A Rubber Roof Is That OK?

by Gary
(Brandon Man.)

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.

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.

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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.

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Happy RVing

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