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Old 10-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hole in Roof 07 Voyage

We had a branch from a Redwood Tree fall on our 2007 Winnebago Voyage. It made a small hole about the size of a half dollar in the fiberglass roof. The hole is about one half inch deep at the deepest point.

My thought is to use a fiberglass repair kit to repair the hole using the glass mat and resin to fill and seal the hole.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them.

Thank you!
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We had a branch from a Redwood Tree fall on our 2007 Winnebago Voyage. It made a small hole about the size of a half dollar in the fiberglass roof. The hole is about one half inch deep at the deepest point.

My thought is to use a fiberglass repair kit to repair the hole using the glass mat and resin to fill and seal the hole.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them.

Thank you!
If it were me that's exactly what I would do and then apply
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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Forget the EPDM stuff ...this is a fiberglass roof. A good fiberglass repair should do the job.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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Jim, sounds like you were lucky. About 30 years ago while staying in a cabin in Yosemite a ranger told us sometime previously a large limb had fallen off a giant Redwood, went through the roof of a cabin, and took the bath tub like 6 feet into the ground. The wife was ready to go to town for the night.

Hope your patch works out fine

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You can use something from this page for a temp fix. until you can repair it. McMaster-Carr

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #6
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Jim, if you have Comprensive coverage on your m/home, it should carry a smaller deductible than collision. @ one time, GM parts departments carried a FIBERGLASS REPAIR KIT, used to repair the early Blazer fiberglass roof. It had all the mat, resin, hardner and things needed for the correct repair, which @ that time was around $60.00.
Check your deductible, your cost may less than what a kit would cost today, that way you could have it repaired and painted properly. JMHO...............Good luck,Happy trails and Travel safe.
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We had a branch from a Redwood Tree fall on our 2007 Winnebago Voyage. It made a small hole about the size of a half dollar in the fiberglass roof. The hole is about one half inch deep at the deepest point.

My thought is to use a fiberglass repair kit to repair the hole using the glass mat and resin to fill and seal the hole.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them.

Thank you!
duct tape or eternabond will seal the water out until you can do a proper fiberglass repair. eternabond sticks very well but can be removed with a heat gun. check walmart for a small repair kit.
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Thanks all for the helpful suggestions.

I purchased a fiberglass repair kit for under $20 and fixed the hole. The job took less than 30 minutes and was very easy to do. Unless you are on the roof you cannot see the repaired area, so I am not concerned about painting the spot.

I will say that I was amazed that the damage was only a small hole. There was a very loud bang both inside and outside the motorhome when the branch hit.
Apparently Winnebago builds a very strong roof!

Thanks again.
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