How to Fix a Camper Roof That Has Become Bubbled on Top

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The EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) material that is used for rubber roofs on RVs protects the RVs roof, but must be maintained. If petroleum-based products are used on it the petroleum will penetrate the roofing material and cause it to bubble. These bubbles can be ignored if there are just a few scattered across the roof, but if there are many they should be fixed to prevent further damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Butyl rubber sealant
  • Disposable syringes
  • Plastic wrap or wax paper
  • Something heavy
  • Purchase a syringe at a drug store. You do not want to cut away the bubbles, this will cause a larger hole.

  • Load the syringe with a silicone-based sealant..

  • Inject the sealant into the bubble.

  • Massage the bubble flat. Place plastic wrap or wax paper over it.

  • Put a weight on the area and let it dry for one day.

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