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Old 06-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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vinyl roof

what do you think about the vinyl roof?
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what do you think about the vynal roof?

What has a vinyl roof?
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What has a vinyl roof?
Dealer told me the roof was vinyl when I crawled up for the walk through
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Dealer told me the roof was vinyl when I crawled up for the walk through
Never heard of a vinyl roof on an RV. Most of them are rubber.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:58 PM   #5
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From the Trailer Life website:


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“Traditional EPDM Rubber Roof Membranes have been the industry staple for over 20 years. The flexibility of EPDM allows the membrane to adhere to virtually any roof slope.

Alpha-Ply Roof Membrane To help OEMs achieve their goal of reducing weight in their units, Alpha developed a roofing membrane which is practically half the weight of EPDM. The Alpha-Ply membrane blends the flexibility of an EPDM membrane with the durability of a plastic membrane to provide the next generation of RV roofing.

Superflex Roof Membrane is a state-of-the-art roofing membrane engineered to provide premium performance for today’s demanding RV roof designs. SUPERFLEX Roofing Membrane is an Olefin-based single-ply membrane that is approximately half the weight of EPDM. SUPERFLEX Roofing Membrane is very stretchable and conforms to the multiple contours of today’s RV’s in a clean, chalk-free non-fade membrane.”
RV Manufacturers currently using SuperFlex as an alternative roofing material include Forest River, Crossroads, Northwood and Outdoors RV.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:05 PM   #6
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RV Manufacturers currently using SuperFlex as an alternative roofing material include Forest River, Crossroads, Northwood and Outdoors RV.

I wonder why CR website states rubber roof"?
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #7
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I don't think that website is kept up to date on all the changes Crossroads makes as production rolls through.

BTW The info on what manufacturers use this came from the SuperFlex website.
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Sounds and looks like quite an improvement.
http://www.all-rite.com/alpha-roofing-p-402.html


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This site didn't list Cross Roads as a user.
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The documentation that came with my SF270BH says it has an Alpha roof.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #10
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Here's the site I got the info from.

http://www.all-rite.com/superflex-roofing-p-821.html
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My service guy said mine had the Alpha roof system.
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Isn't the Alpha roof a TPO membrane ?
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:20 PM   #13
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Here's what I found out about vinyl roofing (TPO)

RVs will have either EPDM rubber roofing material or TPO (thermoplastic olefin) roofing material.

The term TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. Believe it or not, TPO is actually in a broad family of rubber roofing materials. TPO is a blend of polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber.


EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. It is a synthetic rubber derived from oil and natural gas (ethylene propylene).

EPDM roofing requires a semi-annual cleaning.

TPO roofing requires no semi-annual cleaning or treatment, but regular washing will aid in keeping the sides of your RV clean.

SuperFlex is a brand of TPO roofing.

Only Crossroad product that list on their online website Alpha system is the Rushmore. But I guess that doesn't mean that they don't use it on other models.
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They also use it on the Crossroads Reserve TT line.
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On my info it says they use an Alpha roof on ST270BH, unless I'm confused, which is always possible!
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Well, from everything I have read on the Alpha roof, it sounds like a big improvement.
I especially like the part about less or no chalking running down the sides.
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Well, from everything I have read on the Alpha roof, it sounds like a big improvement.
I especially like the part about less or no chalking running down the sides.
Dealer told me when I picked up my reserve that they tried vinyl but going back to rubber like on my 2012.
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Dealers really have no idea what's going to go on the Rv roof. Some come in with TPO others with EPDM. Crossroads top of the line Rushmore advertizes the TPO.

Mid production changes occur all the time.
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