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Old 08-24-2019, 02:45 PM   #1
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Roof lifted 2003 Adventurer

Hi, we are new to the group. Just bought a 2003 Adventurer 1 week ago. Drove in to register it and the husband said he saw something white and light flying over the motorhome as we drove along. He sort of chalked it up to road debris and drove on into town. Went back home and the next day he walked around the coach and noticed the roof was lifted out of the rail? Oh no! We drove back the 20 miles we had covered to see if we could find it. No such luck.

So now the problem is that P/N 12010710000 (the foam plug under the extrusion) is no longer available! So far not available at the after market dealers either. We are going to attempt the Eternabond Tape repair ourselves. Does anyone happen to have a spare piece of the styrofoam or know where we could order it from? Thanks for any suggestions from anyone. Sorry, I posted this earlier but I think in the wrong place.

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Old 08-24-2019, 04:46 PM   #2
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You didn't say how big a piece was missing, but I'd think you could carve a piece of foam to fit or us expanding foam insulation from a spray can and shape it after it hardens.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:16 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear... 'your first week! You may get more response if you took a photo. Bob's idea of a spray foam sounds good - seriously clean the area and then mask with plastic so you don't get 'sticky' on areas you do not want it.

I have no personal recommendations, but I gather there are some foams that do not expand as greatly as others - creating secondary issues. Good luck.

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Old 08-29-2019, 08:54 PM   #4
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Thought I would post this post on this thread also. It might help someone else with roof problems.

Hi Everyone, We've been so busy with getting all the maintence, maintence and maintence done that comes with the territory when you buy a used 2003 motorhome. The first and only owner is a man that is 96 years young. He lives and had the motorhome stored pretty much out in the elements in central California. So that's the bad news.

The good news is we finally located the foam roof cove material we need! Fedex is on the way with it and we should have the order by next Wednesday. We search and searched ("Never give in, Never give up Club"). The motorhome is in Reno having the transmission fluid and all other fluids we haven't done yet taken care of as I write this. New front tires and alignment is complete. We'll be doing some more "white glove stuff" and roof repairs using the Eternabond Tape as soon as "Old Blue" comes home to us.

Sorry this is getting long winded but I also wanted to include the information on where we found the foam coving that blew/flew away while the roof lifted in the wind. The shipping was about $20.00. Not because of weight but size of the box. Hope this information might be useful for some in the future. Gail and Cliff

On Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:48:08 AM PDT, Winnebago Parts Quote:
<[email protected]> wrote:

I have that in stock for $5.44/ea plus s/h and they now come 4' long.

To get an order going, please feel free to contact me at 800-933-7742 and ask for Tyler.

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Old 09-01-2019, 10:40 PM   #5
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Just be mindful that for a correct alignment the coach needs to be loaded as it would be for travel with the tires inflated to match the load they are actually carrying and not the MAX inflation on the sidewall or the general inflation info on the placard. You may have a lot of issues with wandering, etc when you align an empty coach.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
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I really would not use the Eternabond without also running new beads of Manus Bond 75 Adhesive Sealant along the J-Channels.
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