Also what was the length of your camper?
My next RV will be an Air Stream.
I only paid 17k for the used 2009 Forest River Stealth. I talked to my agent, and got a check for the repair less my deductible. The roof had two tears in the rubber, went to the RV parts store and bought a roll of the sticky roof repair stuff. Cost me $10, and has worked great so far.
As a side note, we get summer hail storms here. RV dealership had a 6-8 month back log of hail damage repairs before they could work on mine, if I chose to go that route.
I am not looking at having mine done and I plan on doing it myself.
As some of you know I've owned a roofing company for about 18 years now.
I was asking cost and length to look at what is being charged out there!
I am thinking of starting a RV roof repair/replace business.
Just like residential roofing there are many people who are afraid of heights or afraid of doing it wrong. So they hire folks like me to do it.
Example my cost in top of the line materials is around 100.00 per square in roofing so a roof that is 30 square or 3000sf materials is roughly 3000.00 but the average rate to replace a roof in Ohio is around 320.00 a square.
So material cost is 3000.00 but fee is 9000.00 after labor, taxes, and workers comp is paid the rest is profit$$$$
I was trying to see what kind of average price there was nationally per linear foot.
Anymore prices and lengths would be appreciated!
It is a requirement to replace the wood substrate that the rubber is glued to due to the way the glue cures. For those prices you should get new wood, new A/C seal, new skylights, new holding tank vents, new refrigerator vent, and metal trim pieces.
We do quite a few every year (just finished a 42'er), and I don't mind getting more in depth if you would like.
Sort of like grabbing the tiny tail of a snake in your wood pile. You won't know how long or big the snake is until you get to the end.
All together about 8 hours of labor! I used right at 6 gallons.
Cost was just at 700.00 I did it myself.
This camper sat under a walnut grove for the last three years. It was ungodly filthy!l
We removed the max vents and raised the antenna when we cleaned it.
That took I believe 3 3/4 hours. We let the roof dry for a week or two. Lol
Due to work schedule at 12.5 a day I wasn’t able to get to it until today.
I bought 7 gallons a 5 gallon bucket and 2 one gallon buckets.
I used a 1 gallon to cut in al the way around the edges and items on top the roof. I bought a 1 gallon kit it included a brush and a small mixer for a drill to mix the catalyst into the EDPM.
I also bought a large turbo mixer for the 5 gallon bucket.
My camper is 34 or 36 feet long?
When I got to the camper today I took a new straw broom and swept the entire roof there wasn’t much on it except a fixed or so helicopter seeds.
I will say this in the future I will wear 1 size to small latex gloves.
The directions said to pour out and squeegee then roll. After watching 20 YouTube videos I decided to not use the squeegee and just use a roller.
I used a cloth roller ($9.50) and just dipped it in the 5 gallon bucket the pushed and pulled the material across the roof.
The edges when I was cutting in I saw where the old membrane was pulling up from the side hold down brackets.
So I applied a heavy coat over those edges.
I used frog tape to tape off all the way around the camper so I had a good clean line from the aluminum to the EDPM roof. I will use the blue tape next time to see if it doesn’t stick so much.
This was going to be a 2 man job but ended up being one except for about 45 minutes of pressure washing the roof.
It took about 3 hours to complete this evening. So a total of 7-8 hours?
I am sore as hell. I do blue collar work in a brewery but this was a tad rough! Lol
Items purchased to do this entire job.
Dawn dishwashing liquid EDPM chemical Paint roller bracket Paint roller pad Frog tape New cheap gym shoes so no dirt EDPM 1 gallon kit included 1 gallon and mixers.
I am definitely going to get into this business of doing these roofs.
Looks like I can come in way under the market here in the Cincinnati area including material at $120.00LF and if any bowsiters want me to do theirs I will do it for $70.00LF or if you live near Cincinnati lol. Or you can fly me out to your place ;0)
Owning a roofing company for last 18 years sure made this easier and I learned a bunch on just this one job.
I’ve done plenty of EDPM roofs on actual residential and business roof tops but this I will say was a lot different. It took much more finesse than a regular roof.
The biggest thing I can stress is taping off your camper so everything has a professional clean look to it.
I will get more photos in a day or two when the sun is high in the sky.
Here is the weather forecast.
I will say this the manufacturer of the EDPM says you have a 3.5 to 4 hour window to get this product down.
I seriously doubt you will have 4 hours and 2 minutes maximum to get it down. At a cost of almost $700.00 you better make sure you know what your doing and the weather and everything is on your side!!!
That’s a lot of money to not throw away.
There isn’t much as the roof wasn’t mush but I know some got in.
One of my best friends owns US Flood Team and he told me how to get this camper 100% dry in a few easy steps.
Just to make sure it’s done and cured well I am going to wait 7 days until I climb on roof and re-install the Max air vents!