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    Default Flex seal or?????

    I have a seasonal trailer with slide outs that we have permanently parked at a camp resort with a add a room deck and awning, The trailer has a rubber roof on it but the slide outs do not and I would like to seal them somehow, prefer not rubber roof as the tops of slide outs are radiused, has anyone used or had luck with Flex seal roof coating? can you clean it once it is down without affecting it? or is there a better product someone has used or recommends as not all that "seen on tv" is all what it is claimed to be. Thanks!

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    There are many facebook pages on trailers. Go on one of them - trailer camping/hacking for one. They make better products then flex seal for roof repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogg View Post
    There are many facebook pages on trailers. Go on one of them - trailer camping/hacking for one. They make better products then flex seal for roof repairs.
    maddog, thanks for suggestion, one problem...I don't facebook (and I wont) this is extent of social media for me. Not trying to repair roof trying to thwart any, and hoping some coatings can be cleaned as we are in the woods and the aluminum is getting stained and hard to clean, Rubber roof would obviously be best but being radiused may make things difficult as they usually fasten with strip and screws and not sure how they will conform radius and honestlt dont want a bunch of screws driven into side of slide outs.

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    I heard lumber is cheap. Just build a roof over the whole works. Problem solved... FWIW I used flex seal on a couple gutters around here and its working good. Have not tried to clean it though.

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    I used flex seal tape on a hole in my shore station top and it held up well but the small print states temporary repair. Going on year 2 of repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    I heard lumber is cheap. Just build a roof over the whole works. Problem solved... FWIW I used flex seal on a couple gutters around here and its working good. Have not tried to clean it though.
    Cheap lumber? HA! funny though I purchased some pre finished scalloped oak trim and it was only like $14 for a 8 foot piece, didnt think that was so bad, not quite sure why a 2x4 is approaching that price, and some people gave constructed roofs with posts over slide outs in the park, that was also a consideration but looks kinda tacky but i'm sure works well

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    I've used this stuff on my camper roof. https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Roof-R...%2BRubber%2Brv
    Mine was metal, but it works on rubber as well.
    It's held up well over 4 years now. Just paint it on.

    I did just check the link, and that one is now discontinued. It looks like this is a good replacement. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EM9GAA8...dDbGljaz10cnVl

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    me and my friends have a few hunting cabins that had started out as RV's or mobile homes and then were added onto making them more fixed places
    Over the yrs we tried a bunch of different roof coating
    some were just plain lousy and some lasted a few yrs before failing(and trust me prep work was done to things before trying them, once wire wheels a whole roof on a 12x60 ft roof , talk bout a NOT so fun job LOL)

    any how the best product for the price we found has been this stuff

    https://duckcoat.com/duck-coat-roof-coating/

    its the one of the only one's that has held up to ponding water and Only place we can get it is from menards, which is a was away for us here in PA< but its been worth the costs to have shipped!
    way better than anything we have tried from Lowes or home depot and Ace hardware, some costing twice as much too and didnl;t hold up at all as to this stuff
    and YES we have tried flex seal on small things and IMO, its JUNK and a TV hype product, with a very short life span!

    this Duck Coast has survived winters and ice and??
    it isn't a true rubber roof, its some sort of coating that just has some stretch to it

    I have no issue's recommending it
    just make sure roof is good and clean first a, MIX it really good before using too, and do at least 2 coats of it
    we roll it on with a paint roller

    its lasted 10+ yrs now on the one section and have a few others pushing 5-6 yrs now

    we plan to re coat them all this summer if time allows

    better to re-coat before it works up is our thoughts


    IF you wanted a better product I can recommend one, but its going to get a LOT more costly, but it will last a LOT longer, and be heavier
    Let me know I have to look up exact info if you want, we used it once, very impressive, but way too costly for what we were doing with it!


    one other perk to the duck coating, is it has a very reflective quality, it cuts down on heat from summers sun, my an amazing amount
    I had a aluminum diamond plate large tool box that lives outside, and in summer time it would get so hot it would burn your skin if you touched it
    I coated that and now its never hot to the touch at all, an amazing difference

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    Look up Dicor products. They have a variety of roof coating/sealing items. One of my friends also used RV Armour. They come to you. Did a great job and it looks wonderful. Only downside was the price lol.

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    Flex seal will dry and peel/crack with UV rays. No good.
    Why do you want to do this anyway? Why not leave it?
    I too have a seasonal, camper stays there year round. I have 3 slide outs, they all stay out from May until Oct. Same with everyone else in our campground. Same with all the campers at dealer lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srt20 View Post
    Flex seal will dry and peel/crack with UV rays. No good.
    Why do you want to do this anyway? Why not leave it?
    I too have a seasonal, camper stays there year round. I have 3 slide outs, they all stay out from May until Oct. Same with everyone else in our campground. Same with all the campers at dealer lots.
    First I would like to thank everyone for their input, and personal experience, you can look all day at products, read all the reviews but I would rather hear first hand accounts or experiences from people I trust (my fellow JD'rs). srt20, thats what I was afraid of with flex seal and would not want to be stuck removing it so thanks for the honesty!! Why do I want to do it? its not a new or newer trailer, its from early 90's, in very good shape but want to thwart off any leaks, its a radiused roof of a corrugated aluminum material not flat and where the trim piece is along the outsides the molding is starting to crack. We did have a leak where someone put a window air conditioner in where one of the windows would be. Im sure the walls were never designed to carry that kind of weight and either it leaked around air conditioner or it it broke the seal along the top of slide out. I plan on replacing the wall uising 1/2" plywood with sandwiched 2 by's in between the sheets to provide the support to carry airconditioner and put an awning above it to prevent any leaks. Outside of that the trailer is tight, has a rubber roof, no leaks in add a room or awning anywhere either. Just wanted to head off any potential leaks, and as I stated we are in the woods and roofs of slide outs are a joy to clean every year since the aluminum is also textured not smooth. Thanks again to everyone!!

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    I would just install slide out awnings if you leave them extended out all the time. Yes they won't last for ever but are easy to replace fabric.

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