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Old 08-06-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Roof repair

I have a 1965 hi lo 1000. I am new to campers. Does anyone know what type of roof it has. What is the material? Mine is pretty wavy and has a low spot around the vent where it has a small leak. Do I take this roof off and replace? Not sure how to fix this. I may be new to campers but have found I can fix most anything. I have already installed a complete charging 12v converter system and 30amp service.

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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I hope some one with a trail of your vintage will answer your question. Does your roof have an AC on it?

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:03 PM   #3
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No. Just one vent.
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Default Roof Repair

We had a small HiLo as you describe in the 80s. I believe it was an aluminum roof. What color is yours?

If it has had a leak then the wood framing may be damaged or rotten. In which case you might want to remove the ceiling and redo it. Is the whole top bad, or only places?

We currently have a '69 HiLo and it has an aluminum roof. They have to be "painted" occasionally with an aluminum roof sealant of the proper type. All RV stores carry something to do it. Also make sure that the roof seams (where sides join, any roof panels, and around all vents) are sealed with butyl tape. The reason for the sag on the vent is that there was already a leak there which caused the support wood to be damaged or rotted and the problem will continue until you repair it, and then stop the leak. You may not see the leak from inside, but you have one.

Good luck!
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