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Old 07-11-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hi. Any body have this problem?
I am a very long time RV'er, B.C., Cape Breton Nova Scotia, California, Florida, and Alaska to Fairbanks, including town of North Pole Alaska.
In 1997 we bought a brand new 26' Jayco Eagle travel trailer.
This year I found rain water splashing onto the trailer roof, back up under the fridge roof vent cover, and then down in the vent to and into the floor compartment of the hot water tank beside the fridge, rotting the floor at the hot water tank area. Water heater proved to not be the culprit, as water continued to show up after I removed the water tank completely, and sealed the outside opening.
To try and fix the leak I added 1 and 1/2 inch of height to both sides of the vent opening using 2 strips of aluminum 21 inches long. The vent is 6" by 24". Since then, there has been no more water on the plastic I temporarily covered the vent opening with, and no more water in the heater tank area. I am waiting for the big rain to really tell. I believe this is a design flaw and has been going on for years. Jayco service in Virden has not heard of this problem.
Guess I better move this to the proper forum location !!

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:06 AM   #2
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Hi John! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you get your problems solved! Keep her between the ditches!

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Hi John

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Happy Trails!!!
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:31 AM   #5
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yep raising the sides on the roof vent bi 1.5 inches did the trick.
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Hello and welcome from northern Arizona! Glad you got your vent problem fixed...........Happy Camping!1

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