Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MOC Technical Forums > Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2022, 05:54 PM   #1
Lhinkle114
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Rockford
Posts: 73
M.O.C. #25520
Roof Problems

Hello, we have a 3791 RD Montana that I just discovered looks like nails starting to protrude through the top of the roof. I will be trying to file a claim for extended insurance morning and also call Montana to see if there’s any chance I could still cover it. But for the current frame time, can anyone recommend what to do would it be better just to silicone the nails or put some ether-bond tape on it. The photo looks like it’s poking thru yet but the photo has a bad shadow

Thanks
Larry
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CDC22F25-A5CA-480F-9307-C3FC6450DD35.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	560.7 KB
ID:	13628   Click image for larger version

Name:	9A4FA77D-F6D2-4DA2-86AB-949C90E10701.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	542.3 KB
ID:	13629   Click image for larger version

Name:	12C2267A-2204-470B-871B-F70FB4ED4BA4.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	647.3 KB
ID:	13630  
 
Lhinkle114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2022, 07:53 PM   #2
Foldbak
Montana Master
 
Foldbak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Shingle Springs
Posts: 824
M.O.C. #30417
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lhinkle114 View Post
Hello, we have a 3791 RD Montana that I just discovered looks like nails starting to protrude through the top of the roof. I will be trying to file a claim for extended insurance morning and also call Montana to see if thereís any chance I could still cover it. But for the current frame time, can anyone recommend what to do would it be better just to silicone the nails or put some ether-bond tape on it. The photo looks like itís poking thru yet but the photo has a bad shadow

Thanks
Larry
The dreaded staple coming through the TPO. That happened to me and I got it covered by the 3 year structural warranty. A new roof! Document with pictures! Dicor should be fine for a temp fix.
__________________
Tony & Donna
2022 Montana High Country 295RL, Solar Flex 400, Onan 3600 LPG, 2000 Dimensions inverter
2020 GMC Denali 2500 6.6 Duramax, Demco 21K Auto Slide
Foldbak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2022, 05:13 AM   #3
Mikendebbie
Montana Master
 
Mikendebbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,748
M.O.C. #21044
LHinkle - lots of threads here with pics of the roof showing the same thing. If your unit is still under warranty then file a claim. If you notice more of the same when you are outside the warranty - the general consensus here is don’t do anything to the points where you see the nails. The membrane is not yet ripped and may never poke thru - just let it be. I plan to keep an eye on mine and use eternabond to reinforce the suspect point.
__________________
MikenDebbie Aggie Ď77 in the sticks near Austin TX
2019 Chevy 3500 High Country DRW
2018 Montana 3921FB
Aussie Gus + Texas Heeler Jimmy
Mikendebbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2022, 07:43 AM   #4
Daryles
Montana Master
 
Daryles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Alton
Posts: 1,993
M.O.C. #24086
I had one sticking up so far I finally cut a small slit.
I discovered it wasn't a nail it was a screw. I backed it out, injected Dicor into the hole and screwed it back down. Then more Dicor around the head and inside the slit I cut. Then pressed it all down and covered the slit with Eternabond.
So far so good. There are others I have been watching. When the time comes I will do the same.
I hate that eventually my roof will look like a checker board.
I wish Keystone would do a better job with their fasteners.
__________________
Daryl and Marianne,
2019 3130re 20th Anniversary Edition
2016 F350 Lariat
Daryles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2022, 10:28 PM   #5
sourdough
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Lamesa
Posts: 596
M.O.C. #26010
Mine was EPDM. About 3 years those started "popping up". None came through the membrane. Debated on it and cut EPDM patches to cover them so they wouldn't pop through (about 15-16), rolled them on and sealed them. When I traded it in almost 4 years later not a thing had changed. IMO it worked out fine.
__________________
Danny and Susan wife of 55 years
2019 Ram Laramie 3500 6.4 4x4 CC 4.10 SRW
2020 Montana High Country 331RL
sourdough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2022, 09:49 AM   #6
Superchief05
Established Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Medford
Posts: 26
M.O.C. #29764
Thanks for posting this and also the answers. I was just about to post the same issue with my 2021 MHC.
__________________
Scott & Lavon
(and Tucker Too)
2021 Montana HC 372RD
2019 Ford F-350SRW Andersen Ultimate Hitch
Superchief05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2022, 07:14 PM   #7
jackt
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Rapid City
Posts: 5
M.O.C. #25137
I have found the same issue on my roof. In addition to the staples/screws coming up, but not through the roof material, it appears that the roof edge trim that the screws are holding down is coming up since the staples/screws aren't holding it down and in place. In visiting with a service dept person, they suggested putting screws down through the fabric and tin to secure it back into place. And then cover the screws with Pro-Tek self leveling roof caulk. Haven't gotten around to it yet but that's the plan. If I end up doing a long series of screws the full length, I may also consider covering it with the RV roof tape.
jackt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2022, 09:26 AM   #8
twindman
Montana Master
 
twindman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mesa az
Posts: 2,521
M.O.C. #5651
My first Montana lasted 8 years and 70,000 miles and had staples lifting up the whole time. Never came thru the surface. My newer one is has done 8 1/2 years and another 70,000 miles and staples never popped thru, although the surface was getting grainy and almost like coarse sandpaper, so I had a new one sprayed on last fall.
__________________

Tom and Gail
2013 Mountaineer 362
2012 Silverado 2500
twindman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2022, 06:22 PM   #9
Todd & Mary
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: everywhere, USA
Posts: 96
M.O.C. #28634
Yup, same here, I have 2 what i think are nail heads, they haven't poked thru the membrane so far, try not to walk on them and they will most likely be fine, if you still have warranty, get them repaired.
__________________
2021 Montana 3761FL , 6-100ah LIFPO4 batteries & 1700 watts of solar panels w/ multiplus II 3K inverter and 30amp DC to DC charger from truck.
2019 6.7 diesel F350 DRW with Banks derringer and 4"exhaust, airlift bags, 25,000lb B & W Companion hitch and 14k Winch just in case!
Todd & Mary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.