Though winter isn’t officially over for quite some time, it is never too early to start thinking about getting the RV in ship shape.
Checking out the old RV rooftop parts before heading out should definitely be on your checklist. For one thing, squirrels and the like often make a home of RV AC units while they are stored. Beyond that, you should also be ensuring that all components are in travel ready condition. Original AC shrouds, skylights and vent covers do tend to start cracking over time.
Getting up top to do a preliminary check for damage can save you hassle down the road. Here are the more common rooftop components that could use a glance or two:
- AC Shroud covers
- Skylight domes
- Vent covers
- Plumbing & refrigerator vent covers
- Check the rubber roofing for tears or cracks in the membrane
- Satellite Dish
Keep your eye out for cracking around attachment screws or bolts. Parts that are sealed to the roof typically use a sealant that should not dry out and crack (such as a butyl rubber), but check around those parts to make sure there are no channels for water to leak in & cause further trouble.
Popular RV Rooftop Parts
You can find all of our popular rooftop replacement parts through our “Rooftop Replacements” category here:
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