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Old 12-21-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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Got a roof leaking water in the back bathroom. Coming in around the roof vent. I have a cover on my vent so the vent can be open even in bad weather and thats not the problem. We had this problem when we first bought the rv and they said it was leaking around the sun roof over the shower. And supposedly it was fixed but its leaking again. Any suggestions???
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Got a roof leaking water in the back bathroom. Coming in around the roof vent. I have a cover on my vent so the vent can be open even in bad weather and thats not the problem. We had this problem when we first bought the rv and they said it was leaking around the sun roof over the shower. And supposedly it was fixed but its leaking again. Any suggestions???
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I had the same problem a few years ago. With my rig (see below) the shower skylight cracked. Speaking to other owners they said common problem. So, since it was winter I covered the the roof. Then from the inside located the crack, drilled a small hole at the apex of the crack and epoxied it. That held for 2 years untail a storm eventually broke the skylight. It was an esy repair on a warm day. Good luck.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:23 AM   #4
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Hi MTManLee,

Well finding where leaks are comming in can be tuff, does not have to be where you think due to slope of roof or angle you might be parked on! I would think the easiest thing to do would be start out by resealing around all roof vents and sunlights and see if this fixes the problem! Hope this helps some!
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:49 AM   #5
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Go to Lowes/HomeDepot and get some roof tape, the kind that is shinny on one side and the other a tar like side. I think this is better than the stuff out of the can. Cauking out of the tube usually does not work very well. Put all around the vent(s). Remove the cover before applying the tape. s/Toby
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Thanks, I was thinking of buying a can of the roof stuff the rv stores sell and paint around the vent and the sunroof and see if that would seal it. Have not worked with that tape but will look at it as well.
I can see no leaks or cracks around the sky light, but that is where the dealer said the original leak was. Its coming down all around the rear vent. I will work around all three of my vents just to be safe. And the skylight and see what happens.
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My friend in maine had a leak this summer in the skylight in the shower. He had to remove and re-seal the sky light. The caulking in his '06 Adventure had missed a corner. Problem solved.
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I recently had to replace both skylights in our coach. Ours is a 2003 and is kept inside when we are not travelling but the plastic that the skylight is made of was completely destroyed by the sun. Since we were on the road I went to the local Fleetwood delaer and ordered replacement domes and installed them, I have since had new covers made from smoked lexan and will use these for the next replacement. I got the lexan formed and cut at TAP Plastics in Sacramento.
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I forgot to tell you that I had a 2004 Vacationer with the bath and half and also had the leak over the vent in the full bath. The tape lets you cover the entire vent cut out with a tight fit. My problem with the can stuff the mfg put on craked/dried up. If you want double prtection, put the tape down first then the can stuff. Thats what Monaco does on the seams for the roof. I only used the tape and it fixed my problem. s/Toby
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If you have a fiberglass roof, you might also look at the joints between the roof and side walls. I thought my leak was the skylight or vent and it turned out to be the wall/roof interface.
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Finding the source of a leak is difficult and guesswork - UNLESS- you locate a RV service center that uses a SealTec system. The cost is well worth the results. Our new 5er had a leak I noticed during a long hard rainstorm. When the dealer used the SealTec (some call it a LeakTec) system the technician found 3 leaks in addition to the 1 I told them about; and that 1 was over 14' from where water was seen inside.
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Sounds like this sytem would also qualify for scheduled PM, just like an annual physical. Can you give us an idea of how much this process costs?
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