RV Roof Replacement Weekend



my 1998 fleetwood south wind 34ft. roof redo. I will be doing alot to this thing over the course of my videos. enjoy …
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RV Roof Replacement Weekend — 43 Comments

  1. This was a pointless video since he did not show any of the work being done. The point of DIY project videos is to let other people see how you did the job and learn from your successes and failures. I think this guy spent more time with the camera pointed at himself than he did the RV. In any case, the vid was completely useless for me.

  2. Thanks for the video, it helped give me the courage to tackle my own 34' southwind. Was able to do it myself, but it took awhile. I am in my upper 60's though, so I work pretty slow. A couple of things I learned, the hard way. Tried to remove the sticky residue from the old roof with acetone. Don't bother, it just creates more mess and doesn't really help that much. Better to do what you did and just leave it. I used an old minivan as a moving work platform and that helped a lot with removing the rivets. Fewer trips up and down a ladder. I went with a TPO roof because I could get it for like $350. I don't know much about the relative merits of that compared to EPDM, but the lighter weight helps when you are working alone. 90% of the work is in the prep, removing the air conditioners etc. Gluing down the new roof goes pretty quick, would have helped to have some helpers gluing it down, but you can do it yourself. I did a couple of feet at a time, temporarily tacking it down to the rivet holes as I went. I did mine outside in the fall, a lot less heat and insects but you have to contend with the falling leaves. ( an air compressor blow gun helps a lot). It's a project, but something an average joe can do.

  3. How's the repair going? Looks like the worst is over. Speaking of AC work, I'm looking into AC unit repairs at present. Friend 'o mine is the owner of a 2 story 22 unit apt building in LA with roof units still in place from the 70's! Frequent servicing has him thinking it's time to replace them all, but companies charge an arm and a leg! The price includes lifting them by crane from below. I'm looking into doing it for him for half, including hauling them up the stairs (just 150 lbs with a dolly, no big woop). AC work is easy with the right tools and equipment.

  4. You should vent the bathroom and the sinks out to the side of the rv. Because the sinks and bathroom will drain slow. If you vent them out the side of the rv, there will be less chance of a water leak.

  5. Thx for another great vid 😉 hit the like button and shared! Hope to see more from you as I mentioned in the last vid and u said u would be posting soon, glad to see your a man of your word! Lol thx for responding to your comments as well I know time doesnt always permit but your a stand up guy in my opinion. Cheers for now and have a gurgle for me! 🙂

  6. Thx for another great vid 😉 hit the like button and shared! Hope to see more from you as I mentioned in the last vid and u said u would be posting soon, glad to see your a man of your word! Lol thx for responding to your comments as well I know time doesnt always permit but your a stand up guy in my opinion. Cheers for now and have a gurgle for me! 🙂

  7. Big job to replace that roof.  It'll feel good when you're done though.  Good thinking on moving the A/C like you mentioned.  For the skeeters, put a Bounce dryer sheet in your pocket or tie it to a belt loop of your pants.

    I'm working on resealing the seams on my aluminum roof.  It's  30 year old little Class C and I think the previous owner just kept adding more and more sealant as cracks formed, and different stuff each time, including RTV silicone.  At one point he must have damaged the railings and replaced them, installing the new ones with drywall screws.  Any of the proper style of screws he replaced or installed weren't Stainless either, so they rusted.  I plan on replacing any screws I find with new ones while I'm at it, and prepare for solar panel installations too.

  8. Wow lots of work there glad mine had all aluminum roof just used the sealer in a can looked black till you mixed it and turned silver just brush over the seems . Great job and when your thinking about selling give me a shout JunkStar maybe we can come to a deal !

  9. so do tell as this is the first rv vid ive seen of yours haven't been subbed for long.
    is the idea here to live in the rv and just go from place to place and not own a permanent home?.
    also is there a mr's junk star or are you on your own as its always good to know some of the back ground of your new subs so you can realy get into there video's?

  10. hey JS, you might want to try a heat gun to remove some of that little stuff. Those heat guns come in really handy. When I did the linoleum in ower bath room the heat gun was awesome when removing the old stuff.

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