Sunday, December 4, 2022


What should I look for when inspecting my RV roof?


Whether you own a million-dollar unit or you have an entry-level RV, my message to you will be the same: It needs to be maintained! One of the best ways to maintain your RV is by consistently inspecting the unit, including inspecting the RV roof.

What to look for when inspecting an RV roof

I am often asked, “What should I look for when inspecting my RV roof?” The video below shows just that!

Join me on the roof of this 2016 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS. I show you areas that need to be cleaned and touched up. I also share some tricks of my trade that I’ve learned by inspecting a lot of RV roofs!

Are you interested in more inspections by Dustin? Check out this past article!


More from Dustin

Dustin owns and operates California RV Specialists, an independent RV repair shop located in Lodi, CA. He thrives on sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm of RV repair and maintenance with his team, customers, and virtual friends.

Be sure to check out his YouTube channel where he shares what’s going on in the shop and the product offerings in the store. Dustin is also very active on Facebook. Join his group, RV Repairs and Tips – What’s in the shop!

Dustin proudly operates the business alongside his wife, Ashley; but the true pair that run the show are their Boston Terriers, Arvie and Hitch.


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Wilf Bussey
1 month ago

I just finished checking the roof on my RV, doing much of what you advised in this video, and I’ve done this for years. You still gave me additional pointers that I will factor in to my future maintenance-more things to check and better ways to fix issues.

I might add that it is very tough to get that stained caulk really clean. You didn’t mention cleaning products or final cleaning with isopropyl alcohol? Also, it might be a good time to check retaining screws if the inserts are removed. I had a problem with water intrusion there that required me to “wet caulk” and/or replace loose screws.

Thanks for the information.

1 month ago

Hi Dustin, wondering if the sky light sealing job was factory? Looks very un-professional! Great informative video!

1 month ago

Awesome and detailed explanation, thanks!

1 month ago

Thank you! No point in inspecting if we don’t know what we’re looking for. Good information.

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