Round or flat roof?

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Round or flat roof?

Postby BCsteve » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:13 am

Hey guys,

Lots of great info here. I’m starting to look for a 6x12 to convert. The round roofs seems to be like they would be more resistant to leaking, how are the flat ones? Should I be avoiding flat roof trailers in my search?
I already have a 7x16 with a round roof that I use to haul stuff around that hasn’t leaked a single drop in 6 years so I’m kinda leaning that way.

Thanks!
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Re: Round or flat roof?

Postby CoventryKid » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 pm

I think some may think a flat roof might have low spots on the edges of the roof where water can collect vs a rounded roof; however, I think water can collect on the flat part of a round roof too. JMHO

Last summer, when I was cleaning my skylights I noticed quite a few of these in the caulking on my Neo NAVR's roof:

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I ordered some Eternabond tape from Amazon, scraped and cleaned all the "eruptions" and stuck down the Eternabond tape:

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Rainy season is upon us now, but no leaks.

Hope this helps.
Doug
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Re: Round or flat roof?

Postby norgewizard » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:55 pm

CoventryKid wrote:I think some may think a flat roof might have low spots on the edges of the roof where water can collect vs a rounded roof; however, I think water can collect on the flat part of a round roof too. JMHO


+1 on the above....I would be more concerned with the general construction of the trailer instead.
JMHO...........Tim
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Re: Round or flat roof?

Postby McDave » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 am

I'm with Tim. Quality all around is probably more important than style.

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