Avoid RV roof “sunburns”

By Dicor Products Spring is here in all its blooming glory and if you’re one of those RVers getting your unit ready for the road, now would be a good time to inspect your roof, give it a good cleaning, and consider how you can best protect it for your upcoming travels. Bright spring days are a pleasure, especially if... Read More

An unusual approach to RV reroofing

By doityourselfrv.com Ever wonder what it would look like when you tear off the roof of an RV? Hopefully, you never have to know. If you do, it means you probably had water damage, possible damage from falling tree limbs or other maintenance concerns. RV roof replacement can be one of the most daunting projects to undertake, especially considering the level... Read More

RV roof cleaning

Courtesy Dicor Corporation What you need to know to prevent damage Cleaning your roof is an important part of RV maintenance that you should do in the spring and at regular intervals throughout the year. Here we want to emphasize how critical it is to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations and use an appropriate cleaner for the type of roof and... Read More

Use EternaBond to seal your roof seams? It’s not enough

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service One of the short cuts folks like to use when resealing the seams on their roof is sealing them with EternaBond tape, rather than re-caulking them with Dicor. Unfortunately, like most short cuts, unless the edges of the EternaBond are sealed with Dicor self-leveling caulk or something similar, they often pull free, allowing water... Read More

Missing or damaged roof vent? “Spacey” suggestion to the rescue!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently told you about a video on using reflective emergency blankets. Reader Astrid Bierworth was quick to let us in on yet another use for these easy-to-store “space” blankets. “While in Utah recently, we were hit by a sudden, damaging hailstorm. Several RVs in the park where we were sustained damage. The hail... Read More

How to locate roof leaks

Here are some tips from Dicor about how to locate roof leaks. Being careful, get on your roof and feel around. Soft spots can indicate loose roofing material and damage to the substrate, composed of anything from 1/4-inch luaun to 3/4-inch plywood layered over trusses. Structural integrity can be seen by looking for low spots or ripples in the roofing,... Read More

Roof reflectivity can help your RV beat the heat

Courtesy Dicor Corporation and RVtravel.com staff  You may have noticed the logo for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program attached to various appliances, electronics, office equipment, heating and cooling products — and the list goes on and on. But what exactly is Energy Star? Energy Star is a program to identify and promote energy-efficient products and buildings in order... Read More