Monday, April 04, 2011
RV roof repairs at a great price
We've mentioned our love for EternaBond repair tape for years. Leaks in your RV's roof are a major headache, and RVers have tried (and continue to try) just about anything to stop leaks. Pour on some sealant, stick on some duct tape; we've seen folks who've even tried using old tire intertubes. Forget all that!
As we've often written, EternaBond can help you make a repair on just about any kind of RV roof material in a hurry. EternaBond is a micro sealant tape that installs simply: Clean up the area to be repaired, cut off the correct length of the tape, peel off the backing, press the tape down on the repair area, and rub the dickens out of it. It works--and it lasts.
The problem that many RVers have found is the expense. One mail-order RV supplier will sell you a roll of EternaBond, 4" x 50' for a stiff $70 bill, plus shipping. It tends to make one shy away from this fine product, and then leaves the same person grumbling after tearing a hole in their rubber roof with a low-hanging branch.
Now Walmart has stepped into the breach, offering a "repair kit" containing a 3" x 24" chunk of EternaBond along with the company recommended scrubbing pad, used to prep the surface to be repaired. Total cost? $9.97 plus applicable sales tax. That price should allow every RVer to carry a bit of this "RV first aid kit" in their tool box. We found it hanging out in the RV supplies section in a smaller "Wally" in Arizona.