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Old 08-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #15
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Anyone have pics they can post of what the white roofs look like on the newer models?

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:45 AM   #16
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Mary, I'll take a picture of my white roof this weekend and post it next week....if I figure out how to post pictures. I can also email it directly to you. Gina
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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2dabeach,

Thanks, the pics give me a good idea of the parameters for where to start/stop the white paint line.

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Old 08-08-2009, 09:07 AM   #18
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Mary, the roof pictured is different from yours in two ways. Post '93-'94, Airstreams over 22' had 6" extra width added. More significantly, roof and end cap contours flattened out at that time. You have the beautiful, more arched contours that makes new coach owners so envious. Way cool! We should probably get some input from Terry on this.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:23 AM   #19
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I painted my 1977 Sovereign,s roof white after a bad experience at the first Rapid City International, when we only had 3 amp service available and the temperatures reached 104 degrees in the shade (and there was no shade available in the treeless parking field). I painted it white from just above the awning to the split line on the opposite side where the roof meets the sidewalls. I put no paint on the hemispheres. To the casual observer, walking past at eye level, you can not see the white paint. If you look in the archives, you will note that some of the early Wally Byam caravans to the hot parts of the world, include trailers with white painted roofs that extend well down onto the sides. These were practical people who knew that "form should follow function" and did what was practical to make their travels bearable. I even think I have seen one of Wally's personal trailers with a roof that was painted white. I have not painted my 63's roof white yet but this weekend at 98 degrees without air may have changed my mind.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:52 PM   #20
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I need to reseal my vent on our 08, what type of sealant should I use?
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:21 PM   #21
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I think the white roof would reflect a lot of heat,I`m thinking of putting Elastameric
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I coated my 75 Argosy with 4 coats of Elastomeric covering. It has several advantages: cooler, seals better, looks great. Keep it clean and apply a new coat every few years and you'll have no problems at all.
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We should probably get some input from Terry on this.
Would you believe I missed this thread the first time around?
I painted ours with the local version of Kool Seal, known as Henry Seal. My painting pretty much followed the painted areas of the newer trailers, though it did extend a bit further fore and aft, down to the awning railo on the curb side, and along the edge of the center roof panel on the street side. It's been pretty effective keeping the temps a bit lower, and if it ever rains, we'll know if it leaks...
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Would you believe I missed this thread the first time around?
I painted ours with the local version of Kool Seal, known as Henry Seal. My painting pretty much followed the painted areas of the newer trailers, though it did extend a bit further fore and aft, down to the awning railo on the curb side, and along the edge of the center roof panel on the street side. It's been pretty effective keeping the temps a bit lower, and if it ever rains, we'll know if it leaks...
Terry, miss being on the forum and hearing all your genius insights! Hope all is well! It sounds like I treated the top of my Agrosy in the same way you did yours. Guess great minds think alike!

Now, I'm gathering info about cleaning and repainting all the "plastics" that have turned yellow (end caps, bathroom sink, countertop, etc.). So much info to filter through, it's gonna take some time to find someone who's successfully repainted the interior plastics. Take care!
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My white roof seems really soft and flexible. It does not feel like it is aluminum underneath. Is this your experience too? I can buckle it in out out with just my hand. What's up with that? Gina
It's aluminum. I was on mine this afternoon putting a cover on my AC unit.
It flexes stay near the rivet lines and off the end caps. You will be ok.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:53 PM   #25
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I need to reseal my vent on our 08, what type of sealant should I use?
subfan1....Airstream advised me to use Sikaflex White 721 UV on the roof vents of my 2007 Safari
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I have been researching a way to coat my roof white as well. I've got 5 gallons of a product called Ceramiflex on order. It is made by Sealoflex--they manufacture products to waterproof roofs, decks, ponds, etc. I have used them for years with good success. www.sealoflex.com
The Ceramiflex offers the advantage of having ceramic particles--makes for a highly reflective surface in white which will hopefully make the interior of the trailer even cooler than using white aluminum or a KoolSeal type product.
It will also stick to non ferrous metals with no preparation other than a good cleaning. Their other products work similarily--I have a water proofed deck on my house that I used Sealoflex on 5 years ago and it has held up well in full sun. Some was applied to raw aluminum flashing and it is still perfectly intact. No streaking either (do not want white streaks on sides of trailer, ever).
The coverage is heavy (50 square feet per gallon) and this will give some good insurance against water intrusion on the roof.
Anyone else have any experience with ceramic based products? Sound like a good way to go?
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:53 AM   #27
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Me too!

Bill, I like the sounds of this material. Are we sure about no streaking...I could not find that ref on their web site. I am about to start my reseal/paint on the top of the 94 Sovereign. I am ready now....are you about to start?
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Ceramiflex vs. Reflectowhite

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I have been researching a way to coat my roof white as well. I've got 5 gallons of a product called Ceramiflex on order. It is made by Sealoflex--they manufacture products to waterproof roofs, decks, ponds, etc. I have used them for years with good success. www.sealoflex.com
The Ceramiflex offers the advantage of having ceramic particles--makes for a highly reflective surface in white which will hopefully make the interior of the trailer even cooler than using white aluminum or a KoolSeal type product.
It will also stick to non ferrous metals with no preparation other than a good cleaning. Their other products work similarily--I have a water proofed deck on my house that I used Sealoflex on 5 years ago and it has held up well in full sun. Some was applied to raw aluminum flashing and it is still perfectly intact. No streaking either (do not want white streaks on sides of trailer, ever).
The coverage is heavy (50 square feet per gallon) and this will give some good insurance against water intrusion on the roof.
Anyone else have any experience with ceramic based products? Sound like a good way to go?
What made you decide to go with the Ceramiflex instead of the Reflectowhite? Are there added benefits with the Ceramiflex? I didn't see any solar absorptivity info on the info page for the Ceramiflex, only for the Reflectowhite?

Thanks, Mary
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