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Old 06-10-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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Roof warranty

We have a 2018 ace29.4, took it in for yearly 22 pt checkup!
Was suggested do a complete re-seal of roof.
Coach was purchased in July of 2018. I think if itís REALLY necessary, it should be covered under warranty. Any thoughts??
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:22 PM   #2
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You might call Thor cust serv, but my first thought is that it's less than 1 yr old, so warranty should cover it, unless it's one of the long list of exclusions that is in your paperwork.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:22 PM   #3
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The "gotcha" is that the roof sealant is only warranted for 90 days. The real question is: Does your roof really need a full reseal? Buy a tube of lap sealant and get up there yourself and see what the "cracks" look like.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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I was up on the roof of my 2017 ACE a month or so ago. The roof its self was in great shape, upon checking all of the caulked areas some needed to be touched up. I keep coach outside all the time so its seen a lot of weather. I would call Thor and get some feed back on roof warranty and suggested maintance.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #5
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Literally speaking, everything is under the roof! Unless you're qualified to do it, it pays to have a service tech do an inspection once a year. Make sure it's someone you can trust. Leaks from roof seals don't always show up right off and by the time you discover them, lots of damage has been done...usually a lot more than the cost of an annual inspection.


Unless your coach is brand new, the chances of getting a leak covered under warranty is less than the chance a Dairy Queen will show up in Hell.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:24 PM   #6
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As someone that’s had a pretty bad roof leak on a newer coach it’s does make sense to have the roof inspected. To get my roof finally fixed they had to reseal the whole roof. My plan was every other year having it inspected with me doing a reseal myself in between. If I can find a shop that’s time efficient I would pay to do it every year
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:13 AM   #7
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Iím on my roof AT LEAST every other month and itís unusual that I donít have to address some point of sealing. Itís not rocket science. Just clean or remove any cracked or suspect area and apply the appropriate self leveling RV lap sealant. I also carefully inspect all windows and other penetrations and seal those as well. Even still I find occasional leaks. The warranty is for 3 months because with all of the flexing and weathering thatís about all you can reliably count on. Just my opinion, of course, but it comes from hard learned lessons.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:00 PM   #8
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My Thor manual for Freedom Elite 28H says 10 year warranty
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:48 AM   #9
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My Thor manual for Freedom Elite 28H says 10 year warranty


Yes, they warn that the roof itself will last, but NOT the seams, joints and penetrations. I donít think any RV roof, rubber, fiberglass or TPO will go more than 6-12 months without suffering a failure. Especially if itís stored outside and used once in a while. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:45 AM   #10
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Iím on my roof AT LEAST every other month and itís unusual that I donít have to address some point of sealing. Itís not rocket science. Just clean or remove any cracked or suspect area and apply the appropriate self leveling RV lap sealant. I also carefully inspect all windows and other penetrations and seal those as well. Even still I find occasional leaks. The warranty is for 3 months because with all of the flexing and weathering thatís about all you can reliably count on. Just my opinion, of course, but it comes from hard learned lessons.
Agree with Pete. I just finished putting 6 tubes of dicor on my roof

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:49 AM   #11
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Agreed. The warranty is on the TPO roof material only.
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