From Jay & Karen's, we drove the 35 miles to Green Cove Springs and backed into the bay at RVRoof.com (aka David's Permanent Coatings).
You may recall that we had their seamless spray-on roof added to our rig back in mid-November 2013.
You may also recall that we had a JACK low-profile TV antenna installed just prior to having the roof done.
David, the owner of RVRoof.com warned us about that antenna being of rather easy-to-break plastic. Sure enough within two weeks, it broke off. Not only did we have a hole in the roof where the antenna was, but now we needed to install a new antenna have the roof sprayed again.
RVRoof.com said they would order and install the more traditional Winegard crank down antenna and re-spray the roof. Also, they would spray around our new Winegard Trav'ler automatic satellite TV dish that we had put on last month. RVRoof typically provides one free re-spray for each roof purchase, so that was the purpose of the current trip.
David & Jennifer worked until late in the evening installing the new antenna, prepping the roof, and re-spraying. We had to be out of the rig for only about an hour or so.
While we were gone, I talked to my Mom. My Dad's surgery had finally taken place this evening, and the reports were everything went well. He was awake and there was a slight possibility that he would get to go home tomorrow. Whew. :)
Back at the rig, everything was complete. We spent the night in the RV in the bay, and we'd be able to pull out and be on our way first thing in the morning.
RVRoof.com Spray-On Seamless Roof
Before I move on to the next day, I just wanted to say a few words about why we decided to do a spray-on roof and why we chose RVRoof.com.
Though we weren't having any roof issues and we had no leaks, we're in the process of doing some cosmetic upgrades to our fifth wheel. We decided those upgrades would be enhanced by improving the looks of our roof. And if we were going to improve the looks of the roof, we might as well go ahead and explore different options that included less maintenance and prevented future leaks.
After doing a little research on roof replacements, I settled on RVRoof.com because:
- They developed a product, RV FlexArmor, specifically for RV roof applications; It's only used on RV Roofs
- FlexArmor is a "pure" polyurea; David explains why this is important in his blog post on "Different Roofs"
- I liked the details I could read on the RVRoof.com website; Much of it is technical, but it gave me a sense that no one was hiding anything
- RVRoof.com is owned and operated by David & Jennifer, and I liked the idea of using this small business for our home; I knew we could develop a relationship and they would stand behind their product
- I liked the seamless, low maintenance, cleaner, stronger, tear-resistant, UV resistant, flexible material that would only add about 150 pounds to our rig
- They include new standard vent covers, new Maxx air covers, new vent pipes and lids, new air conditioner gaskets, and more
- They can order and install new skylights and over-the-air TV antennas
The one down side is they are currently the only place to provide this particular roof coating, and we have to return to them if we purposely do anything to the roof (like remove and replace antennas, skylights, etc.) and need it resealed. Of course, we can just use a Dicor sealant until we can get back to them, but it will be nice when they have other applicators trained and authorized.
UPDATE (November 7, 2015): RVRoof.com now has four additional locations that have been trained in their process. See the locations on their home page - RVRoof.com.
Still, we believe this was the best option for us, and we're very happy with our new roof.
If you think you might be interested in a FlexArmor Roof, David & Jennifer have provided us with a coupon for our RV-Dreams readers.
Here is the link to the printable coupon for $200 off. Just click on the image below.
And tell David & Jennifer "hello" for us when you call. :)