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Old 09-08-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Roof balooning

I have seen 2 Montanas and one sob while traveling from Nevada to DC. The roofs after the front cap lifted a lot while traveling on the freeway. Anyone else see this?
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:51 AM   #2
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Have seen a couple of times. Air getting under the roof membrane, front cap loose, bad cap caulk, or a front tear can cause. If not fixed, more and more of the rubber membrane will separate from the roof.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:26 AM   #3
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We have seen that many times on many brands.It requires quick attention.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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Yep, several times sadly. People just don't look up there or have someone do it for them. John
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Not easy to do since you have to be going down the road at speed to see it. Our solution is to cover the roof with antennas, vents and solar panels to help hold the roof membrane down
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quote:Originally posted by DQDick

Not easy to do since you have to be going down the road at speed to see it. Our solution is to cover the roof with antennas, vents and solar panels to help hold the roof membrane down
I've been trying to do that - sure can be fun!
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:41 AM   #7
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I'm sure this would be a fight between the membrane manufacturer and keystone. 12 year warranty against bad install... I think keystone would be held liable. A roof can rip, or tear , but NEVER just come off...
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:48 PM   #8
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When you think about it, the curved roof of a high profile 5er is some what like the top surface of an airplane wing. Air traveling over that curve would cause a low pressure area and lift. That constant lift would be tugging at the membrane, and if loose anywhere, would eventually cause that loose area to expand. Probably a lot of them on the road and the owners never know. Don't know if there would be tell tale signs of it if you walked on the roof or not.

But hey, that lift should make the trailer lighter while towing shouldn't it?
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