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Old 12-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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2008 Rockwood air conditioner seal leak

My son has a 2008 Rockwood 2603 ultralite and the roof plywood is soft and popping up around the ac unit. Its never had any leaks inside and never dripped from the ac unit. The dicor has been kept up. Its not at the edges, just around the ac unit. The insurance adjuster is going to look at it but they said if its not been damaged by a storm or accident its not covered.

I see nothing he has done wrong in maintaining it and how do you know your roof is being destroyed when there is no evidence as you use it?

Its stored under cover too.
Thanks for any help
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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If it's actually rotted, it HAS leaked, and HAS had water on/around the decking. Plain and simple.

You religiously get on your roof and feel around and know what to look for.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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Take the inside panel off and look at the condition of the wood from the inside. Only one seal on the a unit that seals it and that is a 14x14 foam seal and the bolts that hold the unit down need to be checked every year for proper tightness to ensure the seal is tight. I bet they are loose and just enough water is getting in then being wicked away by the roof to not drip on the inside but cause damage that shows up 6 years later. Good luck and hopefully insurance will take care of it. Have your son try and remember if any low branches going to and from a campground that he might have had one contact the ac unit shifting it causing it to leak. Therefore a legit claim. If no damage from that then unfortunately it will be out of pocket.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Take the inside panel off and look at the condition of the wood from the inside. Only one seal on the a unit that seals it and that is a 14x14 foam seal and the bolts that hold the unit down need to be checked every year for proper tightness to ensure the seal is tight. I bet they are loose and just enough water is getting in then being wicked away by the roof to not drip on the inside but cause damage that shows up 6 years later. Good luck and hopefully insurance will take care of it. Have your son try and remember if any low branches going to and from a campground that he might have had one contact the ac unit shifting it causing it to leak. Therefore a legit claim. If no damage from that then unfortunately it will be out of pocket.
Thank you very much. I will now also probably replace mine on my 1997 Jayco after learning that. Thanks again.
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