How to Repair a Pop-Up Camper Roof

by Melissa Warner
Pop-up camper roofs are an easy DIY fix.

Pop-up camper roofs are an easy DIY fix.

A pop- up camper is an economical way to camp. This type of camper is pulled behind a car, SUV or van and is opened up at the campsite. It has a hard roof and soft sides. Just like any motor home or luxurious fifth wheel, lack of care, age and Mother Nature can damage its roof. Do-it-yourselfers can make many roof repairs.

Inspect the roof, when closed, looking for cracks or holes.

Remove the old caulking, using a plastic scraper. Scrape any excess caulking off the roof.

Wash the area with mild soap and water and clean rags. Let the area air-dry.

Apply new sealant with a caulk gun. Put caulking along the seams of the roof. Wipe off any excess sealant.

Remove screws if the leaking is around the screw holes. Add sealant to the hole and replace with a screw that is larger than the original, using a screwdriver.

Items you will need

  • Silicone-based sealant
  • Caulk gun
  • Plastic scraper
  • Mild soap and water
  • Clean rags
  • Screws
  • Screwdrivers

References

About the Author

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Photo Credits

  • camping,trailer image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.com