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    Air Bubbles on Rubber Roof - Reflection 337

    We have had our Reflection 337 two months. I have been on the roof maybe 4 times.
    The last time up, I noticed several air bubbles on the rubber roof. I've owned several
    other TT's with rubber roofs and don't recall noticing this before.
    Most of the bubbles seem to be located in the vicinity of the seams in the plywood
    roof decking, although there are a few in other places. When I press down on the bubbles,
    the rubber roof seems to then adhere to the roofing. They are not large, ranging
    from quarter size to just a few inches long.
    I have noticed a couple also on the roofs of the slideouts.

    Is this unusual? (Photos attached)
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    Ken & Wilma
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    2014 Reflection 337RLS #439
    2011 F250 CC 4x4

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    I'm on the roof quite often. I can't say that it's unusual. I have a few bubbles on mine too. Mostly near the edges of the roof where it turns down the side but a few at the seams as well. I keep an eye on them and they don't appear to be getting any larger.
    Andy & Julie
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    Thanks Andy & Julie -
    I also noticed that a lot of the chalky powder rubbed off when I laid down to look at the slide roofs.
    I wouldn't have expected that to be the case this soon. I know it happens after a few years.
    Ken & Wilma
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    2014 Reflection 337RLS #439
    2011 F250 CC 4x4

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    Resolution:
    Dealer inspected the roof yesterday (while I had it back for other issues.)
    They tell me that it is normal for some air bubbles to develop, particularly near the plywood seams,
    as the roofing material expands on sunny days. I can accept that, since both times I noticed the
    bubbles, it was a sunny warm day. I will just regularly inspect the roof to see if the bubbles
    start expanding.
    Ken & Wilma
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    2014 Reflection 337RLS #439
    2011 F250 CC 4x4

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    Thanks for the follow-up resolution. I am always interested in knowing what suppliers/mfg's/etc. give for answers.
    Hope you enjoy your Reflection for many years.
    2018 GD Reflections 337RLS, 2017 Ram 3500 Cummins 4x4 CC w/auto level, TrailAir pinbox, B&W Companion hitch, Fold-A-Cover Tonneau

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