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bill4103

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I saw this on YouTube and it looks interesting. I have talked to the company several times and they say it works great as an Awsome guarantee , but there is no one in Indiana applying this product. It's kind of pricy to get into but they assure me the money would be made back in no time. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of this product. I can't understand why if it is so great , why are the OEMs not using it.

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Probably not used due to cost.


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bill4103 wrote:

I saw this on YouTube and it looks interesting. I have talked to the company several times and they say it works great as an Awsome guarantee , but there is no one in Indiana applying this product. It's kind of pricy to get into but they assure me the money would be made back in no time. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of this product. I can't understand why if it is so great , why are the OEMs not using it.

Bill Johnson


I'm guessing that is no need to apply a coating on a new coach since the gel coat/paint will last quite some time before it need re-painting. At some point....5-6 years then the roof need some maintenance and the Rino Liner may be a good choice.

Mine is 11 yo and will be coated next summer.


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is it black or white Rhino..seems the black would absorb too much heat..white..might work.


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if a rubber roof is left alone....not scrubbed or treated it should last 15 to 20 years. The product was developed for flat commercial building roof and exactly how many have you ever seen scrubbed or treated???? Many of the products sold in the rv industry for rubber roofs have petrochemicals in them....something the membrane makers say do not use.

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We took our 97 Beaver to Dave's permanent coatings in Green Cove Springs, Florida 37' He put on the sprayed on roof( not Rhino) Dow Chemical material. It does not get hard and brittle like the Rhino.
Cost was $5000., but I don't have to worry about leaks and don't have to go up and seal seams anymore. If you would like PM me and I will send you a coupon for $50 off. I personally know 5 people I have sent to Dave's are very happy with the results and peace of mind about leaks makes it worth every penny.


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spadoctor wrote:

if a rubber roof is left alone....not scrubbed or treated it should last 15 to 20 years. The product was developed for flat commercial building roof and exactly how many have you ever seen scrubbed or treated???? Many of the products sold in the rv industry for rubber roofs have petrochemicals in them....something the membrane makers say do not use.


Yup, the best thing we can do is leave them alone.
And around here they can last well over 30 years because they don't get the UV damage seen in other locals.


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bill4103 wrote:

I saw this on YouTube and it looks interesting. I have talked to the company several times and they say it works great as an Awsome guarantee , but there is no one in Indiana applying this product. It's kind of pricy to get into but they assure me the money would be made back in no time. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of this product. I can't understand why if it is so great , why are the OEMs not using it.

Bill Johnson


Bill,
Regardless of the naysayers, I've seen this application quite a few times. And, as usual, many "speculate" the bad without really getting facts.

I just had our coach repaired due to some body damage. The company that did the work here in San Diego (actually El Cajon) is called San Diego RV Center, on Bond St. in El Cajon. While there inspecting different phases of the repair, I asked about the "Rhino" coating that, that company applies to roofs. Now, yes, I understand that they SELL it and apply it but, the benefits they conveyed to me make total sense.

First off, it's not "BLACK". It's applied in a Silver color. The primary reason is because of the reflective capability of that color. That color reflects the most heat back off the coach, than any other color, which can also be applied. The coating, is right close to about 1/8" - 3/16" thick. It also deadens the sound by quite a percentage over fiberglass or aluminum and is close to the same as a rubber.

They do all the prep, remove what needs to be removed, clean, prep, sand, tape-off, everything that needs that kind of prep is done prior to the application. They apply it right over the front, rear and side edges. In that manor, it's basically a "one piece roof".

And, as for applying it just on old "Rubber roofs" that have been deteriorated, well, that's a myth too. While I was there, there were 5 coaches that had it already done and 3 more, waiting. And, there were two Monacos, a Providence, a Vectra, a Bounder, and one more that I forgot.

They can, at the owners request, "tint" the edges where it is applied, to match the color of the coach, if desired for about another $1200. Now, as for the price, a phone call to them would get you all the info on it you'd like. There was something about under 35' and over 35' but, I can't recall at this time.

Many say the price "might" be high, well, so's the cost of replacement rubber roof if, you don't do it yourself which, only probably about one out of a thousand RV Rubber roofed owners would/could do. And, as for a rubber roof "should" last 15-20 years, yes, in many cases they do go that far but, I've been on many rubber roofs that were considerably younger than that and a very large percentage of the white had deteriorated to the point that the rubber was almost completely black, our previous coach, a '99 Fleetwood Bounder 34V being an example of that.

And when that happens, the heat inside the coach starts to climb, even with moderate sun. Now, I'm not trying to convince anyone here to run out and have that Rhino coating applied, just trying to convey that, it's done, and to way more coaches than we see reported on this or any other forum. I talked with one of the Monaco owners as he was picking his coach up and, he said he was the fourth one in his camp group to have it done and more were coming. And, he personally had never even heard of "RV.net".

Now, as for where in your state/area to inquire about it, well that you'll have to do some research on, I can't help you there. I got permission to climb up the ladder on that Monaco and, look closely and feel that coating. That is tough as nails and requires "0" maintenance. And, has a 30 year warranty. Who keeps their coach for thirty years, not anyone I know but, the fact is, it's there. Well, I hope this info helps some.
Scott


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Bus Kote is water based, elastermeric, refelctive,
Improves Insulation, and diy. NASA thinks so.
They use it on roofs of busses. Ive done three
Coaches no complaints.

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I would definitely go with a light color on the roof that reflects heat!

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