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Old 12-19-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Roof Leak 2004 Pace Arrow 37 C

We have had a lot of rain the last few weeks and the last few days. Went out to check the MH today and found water dripping from one ceiling AC duct vent and one light fixture (not good). I think it is coming in at the front AC. MH is parked down hill at the back. I pulled the inside face plate off and checked around. Did not see anything wet. But I did notice that the 4 black bolts that hold the outside unit to the inside flange were loose. One had backed out about 2" and I could turn all 4 with my fingers. I am not sure how the AC unit is sealed but I think these bolts clamp the unit to the roof and compress a rubber seal, am I correct? The paperwork says RVP by RV Products and the inside face plate has Colman Mach on it. How tight should these bolts be. I have run both ACs through the ducts all day on high fan and will do again tomorrow. I can put my finger through the hole in the ceiling that the wires for the light come through and it is wet. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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The 4 mounting bolts should be snug but not really torqued down. Too much torque merely compresses the roof structure.

Water runs readily at the slightest downhill grade, so the leak could be anywhere uphill of the places you saw the water. I would not leap to the conclusion the a/c is the source, even though it definitely needs to be tightened.

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Roamer, I agree with you about the down hill. If it were level the water would still have to find an outlet. I think having it unlevel helps get the water out, otherwise it would puddle more. Is it a rubber seal we are pulling down on?
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It may be or it can be dense foam also. The loose bolts will compress seal to roof when tightend. I would check rear AC also if you have one.
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