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RE: Rubber roof confusion

biggjb, The existing roof on your 1999 Fleetwood Elkhorn is EPDM, if that was the question. Which for partial replacement I'd stay with same material. Though only because any other material, caulk etc, would need to be compatible with both if different used. All the EPDM Ive seen or used is black beyond the white top layer. Thanks AnEv942. This was part of my concern. I have removed about 8 feet of the front in my repairs and it was very time consuming and difficult to remove the old membrane. A procedure I do not want to do again for the remainder of the camper. My intent, correctly or not, is to replace the membrane I removed and place a strip of EPDM tape over the joint. I was also going to treat the old roof to protect it. I am hoping to get another 5 years out of the camper.
biggjb 06/20/19 01:49pm Truck Campers
Rubber roof confusion

I am in the middle of repairs on my TC and have removed a portion of the rubber roof due to holes and damage. I also repaired the roof and replaced the OSB with plywood. I am replacing only this portion of the rubber roof and am going to buy enough rubber roof to cover it. my confusion is when I go to various websites they state either EPDM or TPO material. Are they both the same with the same physical properties? Also, if they are different I am not sure which one would be better for the TC roof. Camping World sells rubber roof cleaner and repair kits. Can these products be used on both the EPDM and TPO material? Thanks in advance as I am coming close to finishing my TC.
biggjb 06/15/19 07:32am Truck Campers
Structural repair and replacement of rotten wood

Hello all. I am still doing structural repair on my 1999 Fleetwood Elkhorn. I am currently working on the front portion of the cabover and there is a 2x3 which runs the full width of the TC and some of it is rotten. There is 2 foot portion on the driver side which has extensive rot, however, the remainder is in fairly good shape with only portions that have a little dry rot. I have read in various other messages where they used Minwax wood hardner along with Minwax wood filler to repair the dry rot. My question is at what point should I just replace the wood? using the wood hardner and wood filler is a much simpler repair but if I replace the entire 2x3 would it not be stronger.
biggjb 04/10/19 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring TC for Shore power

Thanks wnjj. I have done some more research and my plan is now is to remove the ATC and in it's place put a 30A EMS from Progressive Industries. From there is was going to put in a 30A breaker and then wire directly to converter. In my previous RV I had a power surge and it cost me close to $3000 to get it repaired. I don't want that to happen to me again.
biggjb 02/08/19 04:41pm Truck Campers
Wiring TC for Shore power

I have an older 99 Fleetwood Elkhorn which had a generator installed, however, the previous owner removed the generator and wired the it for a second battery. However, he did not remove any of the wiring associated with the generator. I replaced the old Magnetek converter with a PD4600. the installation went very easy but it will not charge my batteries and several people have indicated there is something between the shore power and the batteries which is causing the problem. As I have no intention to put a generator onboard I would like to pull the wiring associated with the generator out and rewire the shore power directly to the converter. My number one concern is the Automatic Transfer Switch. As it is used primarily to switch power going to converter when the generator is used, will removing it cause any problems and do I need any special isolators or fuses in place between shore power and the converter? thanks for any advice you can give me.
biggjb 02/07/19 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Structual Repair with metal components

These are all very good comments. As the newer TC have a metal(aluminum) frame I thought I could use some while making repairs to my Fleetwood. As it turns out it now makes sense for me to just stick with wood. I have measured some of the framing and I have some places where it is 1-1/2 X 2-1/4. However, most of the frame is 1x1, 2x2 or 1x3. Thanks everyone for your comments and I think I'll stick wood. My next question now is what type of wood. I read in one beech was used. I was thinking of pine, pressure treat of course.
biggjb 01/07/19 06:29pm Truck Campers
Structual Repair with metal components

This is more a theoretical question as I have not seen posts pertaining to using steel 2x4s to replace rotten wooden ones. My camper has some significant repairs and I thought about trying to incorporate metal frame components in order to reduce weight. I can see a problem if the wooden part only needs to be partially replaced, however, if the whole component requires replacement could one use a metal component in its place? Any thoughts would be welcome.
biggjb 01/07/19 11:05am Truck Campers
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