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 > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-11-2022, 04:01 PM   #1
CM7018
Seasoned Camper
 
CM7018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 71
M.O.C. #30294
Roof Edge - 2022 Models

We were doing some maintenance a few days ago and I discovered this small cut along the edge of the roof. Our previous rig was a 2014 - 3850FL with a rounded radius along the edge of the roof.

Since I haven't kept up with the evolution of RV roof construction since then, I was really surprised to find what appears to be square aluminum tubing or perhaps just a 90 degree piece of aluminum that may well be part of the frame running along the edge of the roof. It appears to have a smooth finish, but still has an "edge" that the TPO is stretched over.

Having that semi-sharp edge under the stretched TPO creates a real possibility for cuts like this one from barely rubbing even a very flexible section of new tree growth. A close look at the area to the right of the cut shows where the roof was rubbed but not cut. I elected not to patch that (yet) because it felt solid. We have zero recollection of getting anywhere close to a tree at any of the places we've camped since owning it, but there were some low hanging branches we passed under as we went into a couple of COE campgrounds.

It's just an interesting design that seems to be destined to small patches like this one from even a minor rub.

We ended up putting a FlexArmor roof on our 2014 because the entire front section of roof became a giant bubble as we drove down the road at about the 18 month mark of ownership. Hoping I don't have to do that, but I have to say that I've spent the last 6+ years not worrying about my roof when I had the FlexArmor!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20220811_201540674.MP.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	113.8 KB
ID:	12748   Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20220811_201548816.MP.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	135.3 KB
ID:	12749   Click image for larger version

Name:	PXL_20220811_202209082.MP.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	120.1 KB
ID:	12750  
 
__________________
Clark & Peggy
2022 Montana 3791RD
2017 Ford F350, CC, LB, 6.7, 4x4
CM7018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2022, 04:28 AM   #2
Mikendebbie
Montana Master
 
Mikendebbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,637
M.O.C. #21044
Clark - first screen shot from the 2014 brochure shows aluminum arched trusses were used for the roof - so you did see an aluminum edge tube. The second screen shot is from a YouTube video “Keystone Montana factory tour part 2” from December 2021. It shows wood roof trusses with an aluminum edge angle.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	35F852CF-626B-4F95-873D-71DDA3557F0F.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	192.3 KB
ID:	12751   Click image for larger version

Name:	29CEA0E1-358B-46A9-BEAC-A553135D2E04.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	156.3 KB
ID:	12752  
__________________
MikenDebbie Aggie ‘77 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 08-12-2022, 07:16 AM   #3
CM7018
Seasoned Camper
 
CM7018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: Schertz, TX
Posts: 71
M.O.C. #30294
Quote:
Clark - first screen shot from the 2014 brochure shows aluminum arched trusses were used for the roof - so you did see an aluminum edge tube. The second screen shot is from a YouTube video “Keystone Montana factory tour part 2” from December 2021. It shows wood roof trusses with an aluminum edge angle.
Thanks. I had watched that factory tour video a few weeks ago but didn't connect the dots until you posted the screen shot. Seeing the pic in the context of my discovery helps. Guess we'll be even more careful in the future. I have this vision of a strip of eternabond running the length of the roof!!
__________________
Clark & Peggy
2022 Montana 3791RD
2017 Ford F350, CC, LB, 6.7, 4x4
CM7018 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 02:00 AM.


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