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Old 02-08-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Have you checked your front cap to rubber roof seam lately

Went up to inspect and clean my roof on my CrossTerrain.
The fiberglass cap had flexed enough to where the metal molding seam that ran across the seam, pulled up the seam, including the zinc plated, rusting screws.
I temporarily used new SS screws, re-drilled new screw holes in the metal mold, and used an elastomeric caulk to seal.
Fortunately, it never rains in So Cal.
I just received a roll of Eternabond, 6" x10' seam seal to cover the seam entirely.
Pictures coming but if you haven't been up to inspect your roof recently, not a bad idea.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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I did the eternabond tape on my front cap a few years back. I was afraid of that very thing happening. So far all is good.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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Eternaseal tape

Well,
Yesterday I went up on the roof, cleaned the cap to rubber roof seam thoroughly, and applied the seal down. I used the sledge to press down firmly as suggested.
Wow, what an easy task and now just hope it lives up to it's 25 yr warranty.
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Thanks for the review, looks like a good product to add to my tool box.
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That area is the first place mine leaked. I have a short strip of Eternabond tape on that area, but may very well cover the entire joint later. I have inspected it and so far no more leaks... something to check regularly though.
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One thing I would do it caulk the leading edge of the tape. I didn't with my old rv and part of the tape lifted up in the wind.
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One thing I would do it caulk the leading edge of the tape. I didn't with my old rv and part of the tape lifted up in the wind.
Thx Mark. They did include a tube of their caulk inside the roll of Eterna Seal so I might just get up there and coat that edge.
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If everything under that tape is "clean" before you put it down, it shouldn't lift up.
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A couple more pic's.
The first one from below I think will be a gauge as to how well the seam adhesion is without having to go up on the roof regularly to inspect.

With the second, you can see how flexible the product is, even after laying over a cap mould.
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Bob, what angle was that first pic taken from? In other words where were you when you snapped it?
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