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Old 08-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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She made it! But now we get home and we shook her so loose she is leaking...

Honey made it to Yellowstone and back without any major troubles! Yippee! Hubby wasn't sure she would... Mechanic must have been taking bets...LOL!
When we got home, it started to rain in Kansas ... alot... so we have now found she is leaking above the door area someplace. I had slated for this fall to go ahead and scape off the grey gunk on her roof and give her a nice snow coat. Bought a big tarp to put over her since we seem to go only a day or 2 without rain...then it pours again. It will be difficult to get that project done, I have no garage for her to dry out and stay dry in.

So I remember reading a lot about redoing roofs. I know I need to reseal the windows also... Lord only knows when she had that done last, so we think she might have a smaller window leak also.

After I redo the outside top... how do I get started digging around in the roof to figure how much will need to be corrected on the inside? We have some warping going on, of the stuff on the inside roof, so figure there has been a small leak that wasn't noticable when we first got her. do I just cut into it and start tearing it out in that warped section? It is so scary a thought!

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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Glad you made the trip OK! Sorry that you've got some problems there, but sounds like it is something that can be easily corrected unless there is badly rotted wood under the roof.

You didn't say what kind of roof you have, whether rubber or fiberglass. If the main part of the roof still looks good I would start by using 4" Eternabond to reseal all the large openings such as skylights, vents, etc., and seal the smaller openings such as vent pipes with Dicor 502LSW self-leveling sealant. Then see what happens when you get another heavy rain! JMHO!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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I would also get a couple of strong fans to get a lot of air circulating inside to help dry things out.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Whatever you do, don't ignore it. There is no "IF" regarding the potential for the problem to get worse if ignored. It's a fact.

The tarp is a good plan, but not a permanent or long term one. They have a tendency to rub the paint off the corners and high spots if left in place too long?

Pull it back and just do a few feet of seam at a time if you need to dodge the weather. If persistent you'll have it done in no time!
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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Ordered eternabond tape stuff, and had the hardwear stuff order the primer for the kool coat stuff. What to use to seal the windows with? I remember reading to unscrew windows and take them out but don't remember the stuff to use to seal them. Guess I'll search for window sealing here, it is the best way to get info!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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Not saying do this, I know little about trailers, but Ebond makes a duel sided tape that would be ideal for a flat wall surface like a filon wall. I am guessing your rig has metal siding?

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