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The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:48 am

there is an old saying about bad things coming in 3's .. :? .. in short, weather hasn't been our friend .. :( ..

months in advance we booked a motel for a September getaway to Carolina Beach .... shortly after checking in, we were ordered inland due to the imminent arrival of Hurrican Florence ....

months in advance we booked a 3 week stay in Virginia at one of our favorite campgrounds ... 3 days after we checked in, Hurricane Michael hammered the area, knocking our all utilities .... we had to head back home ....

with a site booked in Asheville where we planned to spend Thanksgiving, in October we booked a 3 - 4 day roof install on our camper to begin Nov 12th .... rain delayed the process so that it didn't start until Nov 16th .... cold temps and some light rain resulted in it taking 5 days to complete the project .... this delayed the time for the products used to cure, so our reservations have been cancelled and we are having to make other arrangements

with a January 2019 trip to Texas that was booked back in early August 2018, we sure hope the old saying is right .. :shock:
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby Mistered » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:00 am

we booked a 3 - 4 day roof install on our camper

Just wondering why it was you needed a new roof on your trailer?
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:43 am

Mistered wrote:
we booked a 3 - 4 day roof install on our camper

Just wondering why it was you needed a new roof on your trailer?


as you know, most RV rubber roofs have a 10 -12 year lifespan .... that's not usually an issue because most buyers of new campers don't keep them that long .... our camper was built in Oct '05 so it is now over 13 years old .... it sits outside and that exposure has taken its toll .... the section shown below was removed so as to remove and replace a piece of roofing plyboard .... as can be seen the white outer part of the roof has weathered to where in many places the black second layer can be see and in places that outer covering is cracking .... in short, we pushed it about as far as we could but has reached point where the gamble just isn't worth it
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby Mistered » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:22 pm

Got it - I am in the RV biz and was just wondering.
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby GFK » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:49 pm

JEBar wrote:with a site booked in Asheville where we planned to spend Thanksgiving, in October we booked a 3 - 4 day roof install on our camper to begin Nov 12th .... rain delayed the process so that it didn't start until Nov 16th .... cold temps and some light rain resulted in it taking 5 days to complete the project .... this delayed the time for the products used to cure, so our reservations have been cancelled and we are having to make other arrangements


Sorry about your trip. Seems like it would have been nice. My wife and I seem to like the Bryson City/Maggie Valley area. Thought about buying some land around there. Still may.
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:22 pm

as this is being typed I'm sitting in my sister's Winnebago motorhome in Asheville .... our family is gathering for the holiday and we are glad we were able to work out something where we could make this happen .... supposed to get down to 28 tonight, thankfully no call for any type of precipitation
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 am

NOPE, the weather ain't our friend .... our camping club has had to cancel our last outing of 2018 .... yep, you guessed it, they are calling for an ice storm this weekend ... :roll:
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby PT7 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 am

Sorry about your camping club losing its last 2018 outing. We get icy conditions too often here in KC.
Absolutely impossible to navigate on ice...but 'tis simply the best thing for those folk who love to ice skate. ;)
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 am

Oh well .... the good news is the cancellation will save us some money that we can put on our Jan trip to Texas .... ;)
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Re: The Weather Ain't Been Our Friend

Postby JEBar » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:19 am

the weather still isn't our friend but the new camper's roof is in place and seems to have cured properly .... the pictures below are only a few of the ones made by the installers .... they start with the way the roof looked when they started and end with how it looks now .... in between they show steps taken along the way .... it is truly an impressive process
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