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Old 11-10-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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hello. i am trying to sorce out the fiberglass roofing material. for a complete roof replacement on my class A
any help? thank you
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:37 PM   #2
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check you winnebago manuals, roof care and who supplied original is in there.


ewetube might have a vid on replacing it as well, surely for rubber roof maybe for fiberglass.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:53 PM   #3
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Filon is the brand name of the fiberglass roof. It may be placed as a sheet on the roof and then the edge radius's just heated with heat guns so it can be pushed down into the side gutters without cracking. It's paper thin almost.

Amazon carries it in 8.5' X 35' rolls for $1,000.

Why do you need an entire new roof? Got pictures? I'd be interested in the story of how this came to pass.

I'm kind of remembering reading about a Winnie roof that ripped off in heavy winds and insurance covered it.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:48 AM   #4
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We are a camper restoration business #sberryrvcamper o have done over 1200 roof repairs, this is our first full fiberglass roof replacement. I have no intrest in doing that weak filon overlay. Its dumb and a complete hack. We are looking for the orig. Roofing material which is thicker and better then filon
the roof was damaged by a tree in the back and center
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Old 11-11-2020, 08:07 AM   #5
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have no intrest in doing that weak filon overlay. Its dumb and a complete hack. We are looking for the orig. Roofing material which is thicker and better then filon
Iíve been told that Filon is the original OEM roof material. What makes you think itís not?

See the YouTube channel AZ EXPERT he shows a number of Winnebago roof replacements.

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You might contact Crane Composites that I believe supplies Winnebago with their fiberglass sheets. They can probably tell you the exact spec of what they sell to Winnebago.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:30 AM   #7
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Thanks, I have been in contact. Seems to be the only outlet.
Thanks again
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:14 PM   #8
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So..... you come here looking for help, then get directions and an answer from Winnie supplier but don't share your findings? Seems a bit, well, uhhh, uncivilized.
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We are a camper restoration business #sberryrvcamper o have done over 1200 roof repairs, this is our first full fiberglass roof replacement. I have no intrest in doing that weak filon overlay. Its dumb and a complete hack. We are looking for the orig. Roofing material which is thicker and better then filon
the roof was damaged by a tree in the back and center
I'm confused why you would criticizing someone's suggestion after you ask for them. I'd also would expect you'd know where to go, what to use, etc. Seeing you had done over 1200 roof repairs and you're in the business, you'd be well versed on what to use. Its obvious you know of Filon though I've heard its a very good roofing material and know someone who used it and is very satisfied after years on his roof.
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I was going to suggest ...

I was going to suggest looking into putting a gel coat over the existing fiberglass but your are the expert so ......
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:35 AM   #11
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My insurance, Progressive, said tough luck when my roof blew off when a combination wind storm and being passed by a high speed big semi truck ripped nearly all my roof off my 2000 Itasca. Manufacture defect they said. Temporary repairs got me back to where I have family and constant attention has kept water out but Iím going to have to replace soon. Definitely following this thread.
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Iíve been told that Filon is the original OEM roof material. What makes you think itís not?

See the YouTube channel AZ EXPERT he shows a number of Winnebago roof replacements.




Does anyone know if Filon comes in different thicknesses?
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:39 AM   #13
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What's the extent and nature of your damage? Can you post photos?
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:28 PM   #14
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While the Filon is indeed thin,, unlike the roof endcaps, the roof decking provides the structual backing of the Filon. Only weak spots are along the side corner radius's, which are supported somewhat by styrofoam. A tree falling against those radius's will most likely bust the Filon.
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If the stress skin roof panel has been compromised by a major tree hit you can order a new roof panel complete with all the machining of air ducts and wiring from Winnebago and it will be a like new repair with full structural integrity of the stress skin panel. Winnebago does also provide a complete service with the new roof completely installed at the factory.

If its a localized hit its just a Filon Panel and can be repaired using standard boat shop methods for repairing Gel Coated Fiberglass. Stagger any repair joints if you have to replace any of the structural foam and plywood stress skin behind the repaired area. The Winnebago Tech Support Line will usually be very good about sending out measured digital drawings to support your repair effort and advise you on the best way to proceed with the repair.
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