Coleman ABS Roof

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by benfrench, Oct 11, 2011.

Have you had any issues with your Coleman ABS Roof?

  1. Yes, sagging, I fixed it ..

  2. Yes, sagging, I got rid of it ..

  3. No, never had any issues ..

  4. Yes, cracking, I fixed it ..

  5. Yes, cracking, I got rid of it ..

  1. benfrench

    benfrench Woodbridge, VA

    Jun 19, 2008
    Woodbridge, VA
    I was wondering who here has a Coleman ABS Roof. Also, if you have had problems and fixed it, what did you do?
  2. mschepac

    mschepac South Jersey

    Apr 22, 2008
    South Jersey
    We have an ABS roof on our '98 Grandview SP. It sags a bit and has cracking around the front side under the awning. As of this point I keep on top of the cracks with the ABS/MEK goo option. The sagging really hasn't affected anything yet, so I just keep my eye on things. I am sure if I am going to keep the camper there is a roof re-build in my future but at this point I just deal with it. We really like the size and options of the Grandview SP so I am in no real hurry to get a new camper.
  3. NH-popper

    NH-popper Boldly going camping!

    Mar 10, 2010
    I can't vote twice! [:D] On the 2000 Niagara, it was perfect when I bought it and still shows no issues. On the 1996 Shenandoah, well, you helped me cut that roof into disposable pieces!! [LOL]
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  4. Kdugan

    Kdugan Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    The DH rebuilt it [:D]
  5. TX_F2

    TX_F2 New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    I can't vote because our old 1996 Coleman Sun Valley had sagging AND cracking issues.

    I tried to repair the cracks with MEK & ABS pellets and it worked for a few months, but more cracks just kept appearing so we traded it in on a new pop up.

    Even with all those cracks and the sagging roof that we nicknamed the "Tony Hawk Halfpipe" , it never once leaked though.
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  6. griff02

    griff02 New Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Sharpsburg, GA
    I wasn't sure how to vote. I had both a sagging and cracking/delaminating roof. It got so bad I couldn't put the door in anymore. It was either trash the pup or find a replacement roof. I was lucky enough to find a roof that had been pulled off another 12' box that had minor damage due to a limb. I had to do some modifications to make it all work, but I'm happy with it and it saved us from loosing the pup.

    I'll admit.....I found a great deal of enjoyment in taking a sawzaw to the old ABS roof.
  7. barb_dave

    barb_dave Active Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    The roof on our 98 Mesa has a little sag in it but no cracking. It hasn't caused any problems so I'm just going to let it alone.
  8. RhinoDave

    RhinoDave Active Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Lake Orion, Mi.
    Mine had both cracking and sagging. I was the orginal owner so I managed to get a new roof before the plant closed for good. It took a year to get the roof so I did a lot of crack repair while waiting for the new roof.
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  9. RAGAR Family

    RAGAR Family Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Yikes we just bought our PUP and now that I have read [RTM] this thread I have noticed that we have a sagging issue, I think it is primarily caused by the air conditioner unit.
  10. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Active Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    The roof on my 98 Sun Ridge has been replaced...back when it was covered under warranty.
  11. bondo54

    bondo54 Active Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yes it was cracking, sagging and denominating. I had it replaced at my cost I got a deal on a slightly shipping damaged top 2 small dents the size of a silver dollar.
  12. GeorgiaGirl

    GeorgiaGirl New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I had cracks and peeling ABS all over the place on my (new to me) 97 Coleman Sunridge. I used both ABS Chips/Slurry, as well as this stuff:

    The stuff above held far better than the ABS chips I mixed up. I had some cracks reappear in the places I used Slurry. The spots that got the repair kit thingy have held like nobody's business. About to order some more. Not affiliated, btw - just good at googling. :)

    Afterwards, I coated with Kool Seal primer & topcoat. Not perfect, but a million times better than what it was.
  13. varph

    varph New Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    We have a 98 Coleman Westlake with the ABS roof. All the cracks I have fixed with MEK/ABS goo have reopened, now it is starting to delaminate. I'm planning the roof rebuild for next month when I have some time off. I'll post pictures when I get going.

  14. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

    Apr 8, 2012
    Okay, I have found indications that some moisture has damaged the top interior panels in my 82 Coleman Redwood. It doesn't appear to be really severe, but I could be wrong. I am wondering first how to figure out what the roof is I think the shell is aluminum painted? The end caps are plastic and there is a metal center strip too. However, the roof and the top side panels don't appear to have damage. Just the front and end top panels appear to have damage on them. Does anyone know what would cause this, is this the end caps, or is moisture actually coming up from the lid seal? Has anyone had similar damage that they can tell me about and the repair?

    Also, I have seen some really nice repairs on roofs, but I don't know that I can tear this completely down on my own and rebuild it all by myself or afford to. I would like some advice on the best product to use with out breaking the bank. I was considering putting something in the hail damage too, before I paint it with some roof sealant. Can I use EPDM over the shell? I think I could use wood hardener on the bits of dry rot?

    I have lots of questions and would like to start soon, but I don't want to make any big mistakes.
    Also I will try to add some pix but I have to fig out how to put them up on this site, bc this is my first post with a question.
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  15. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Active Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    The ends are leaking because the water flows forward and backward.the caulk on the aluminum extrusion dried out and shrank allowing a path.your roof is an aluminum skin glued to Styrofoam and then a piece of thin paper covered plywood.

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  16. Misc99

    Misc99 New Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Ours is an ABS roof, but it is a Jayco. It was garage kept by the original owner. We keep it stored inside when not out campin' also.
  17. dschlosser

    dschlosser Active Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    East Patchogue, NY
    I adjusted the poll so someone can click multiple options.
  18. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

    Apr 8, 2012
    These are my photos, one of them shows the front top panel interior water damage/dry rot. The other side is not as noticeable.
  19. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

    Apr 8, 2012
  20. Ace878

    Ace878 Modified-1982 Coleman Redwood

    Apr 8, 2012

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