FIXING A ROTTEN ROOF FROM INSIDE YOUR RV
You’re retiring from the life of a full-time RV-er, and you’re wondering what to do about the vehicle. The best option is to sell it off. Sure, you have a lot of fond travel memories associated with the motor home, but instead of letting it sit in one place and gather dust, isn’t it better if you sell it off so that someone else can realize their love for the outdoors? But simply putting your RV online doesn’t guarantee a sale. You’ve got to make the buyers come to you and to do that your RV needs to be in tip-top shape.
Now, take a look around. Your RV seems to be in good condition except for a certain patch on the back end of the roof. The section appears to be rotten, and it must have happened because of the accumulation of rainwater. This makes it more prone to leaks and abrasion, and if you do not seal the hole immediately, snow and rain may enter your vehicle. The sealing process is quite simple, and here’s how you do it:
Gaining Access to the Affected Area
Find the affected portion of the roof and use your hands to remove the ceiling panels. You should be able to see the rotten plywood underneath clearly. Removing these with a crowbar should be fairly simple.
Fixing the Problem
Measure the length and width of the section from where you removed the plywood. Cut a new piece of plywood and attach it to the affected area. Fasten this part with stainless steel nails and reinforce it with sealing caulk. A caulk gun provides a simple and efficient method for spreading a thin layer of caulk on top of each nail. Give the caulk enough drying time.
All that’s left to do is reinstall the RV ceiling panels.
A rotten roof does not only have an unsightly appearance but also presents a health hazard. You can be certain that potential customers will not buy your RV as long as the roof is in a state of disrepair. Put your motor home up for sale once the roof is fixed. If you require any help in selling your RV, feel free to get in touch with us here.