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Old 12-11-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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Holiday Rambler 5er.

Hi folks!
I have recently sold my A class Winnebago, and transferred to owning a 5er. I bought a nice Dodge Ram, and a Holiday Rambler Savoy 29 RKS 2005. We love it, and are looking forward to chasing around Europe after Christmas.
But, after cleaning and scrubbing and personalising the trailer inside, i start on the outside. And, up on the roof, i have found a 'soft spot' around 12" square, at the very rear corner (drivers side). Nothing inside, at all. We have had the most awful wet weather for the past few months over here, and i noticed the same rear corner water spout is missing too, so the water has had a ball in that area.
My question is, what is the best way to repair this area? Assuming that beneath the rubber, there is ply/timber, insulation, then the inner hardboard. Any replies would be appreciated. Also, do any of you know what the side walls are made from? It appears to be aluminium sheeting, is that correct?

Craig (UK)

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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The first item on your to-do list should be finding and stopping the water leak.
Next is remediating any damage. I suspect the roof covering must be removed far back enough find solid wood sheeting. Most likely any roof insulation in the area is also wet and must be replaced. If you are lucky, that will be the extent of damage.
After removing all wet materials, the trailer must be allowed to thoroughly dry before beginning any repairs. I would use a mold/mildew treatment like Concrobium Mild Control ( there are other brands too) after everything is dry.
Repair/replacement of damaged stuff is next. After you have everything finished, Hopefully you can find an RV repair shop that has, and utilizes a SealTech machine to locate any leaks in your trailer. This system really does find any leaks, then the technician seals them.
Yes, the outer skin is aluminum.

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for that. We do have an RV maintenance garage nearby, and he will have the equipment for damp location.
Now, down to some hard work.

Thanks again

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