Old Dish Removal

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Scott-0168

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The dish on my 03 Pace Arrow was removed a few years back according to the previous owner. No leaks, but I would like to smooth up the so so patch job. Any suggestions? I do not plan on installing another dish!

Scott  :)
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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I'm guessing you have a rubber roof on the Pace. If the existing patch job is sloppy, gently scrape/peal off the old caulk and re-apply an EPDM roof sealant (Dicor or Alpha brand) as neatly as you can.  The holes should be small, some screw holes for the mounts and a larger one where the coax passed through. Alternatively, get some Eternabond tape and cut small pieces to cover the holes.

You can use a cloth dampened with mineral spirits to clean off the residue before applying new sealant or tape. Just dampen the cloth and rub - do not pour on. Too much solvent will loosen the adhesive that bonds the EPDM to the underlayment.
 

mnmnutswer

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My dish will be removed and a new roof goes on next week. I am installing a new vent with fan in the holes location. The wife will enjoy it while she is cooking.
 

Scott-0168

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Gary RV Roamer said:
I'm guessing you have a rubber roof on the Pace. If the existing patch job is sloppy, gently scrape/peal off the old caulk and re-apply an EPDM roof sealant (Dicor or Alpha brand) as neatly as you can.  The holes should be small, some screw holes for the mounts and a larger one where the coax passed through. Alternatively, get some Eternabond tape and cut small pieces to cover the holes.

You can use a cloth dampened with mineral spirits to clean off the residue before applying new sealant or tape. Just dampen the cloth and rub - do not pour on. Too much solvent will loosen the adhesive that bonds the EPDM to the underlayment.

Thanks Gary for the info. The old coax is still up there too. I'm thinking about pulling that back thru the Coach and dicconnecting it. Don't plan on mounting anything up on the roof. Your thoughts?

Scott
 

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