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Old 07-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Cool Roof leak

How does one go about tracking down where a leak is coming from? It turns out that it wasn't the obvious point. That has been re-sealed and is doing well, but there is still water coming in from somewhere.

Is it possible for a leak to be further back but drip further forward?

Anyway, hubby is trouble shooting but it would be cool if I could learn something he doesn't know-- so help me impress my hubby!

It is a Rexhall with a fiberglass body, three air conditioners and an attenae on top, and he just took off a box and will be sealing that area, but he says he cannot see how that could be the source of the leak.

Anyway, one never knows what one might learn if one asks--so I am asking.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Where is it showing up now? On the dash? Check the running lights.

Down a wall behind the drive and passenger? Use Eternabond on the seam between the front cap and the house.

And so on. But we could help better if you describe where the water is showing up.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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We have a 1995 Rexhall and also had a leak. It turned out being little spider cracks on the roof. We resealed roof and haven't had any leak since.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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Our Monaco had a leak in the bathroom when we bought it, and I could never find any place on the roof that looked like it could leak. Finally I got smart and bought a 50' roll of 4" wide Eternabond sealing tape and two tubes of the Dicor 502-LSW self-leveling sealant and resealed EVERY opening on the roof! I used the Eternabond on the large openings such as air conditioners, and the Dicor on small things like the TV antenna, vent pipes, etc. BINGO! No more leaks!

Some may say this was overkill, but I was tired for looking for a needle in a haystack! Sometimes it pays to just get a bigger hammer!

Good luck & God bless!
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