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Old 08-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Over Cab Water Damage

Yup, yet another case of this. I'm in the process of tear-down so I can rebuild it. I'll post pictures later. But I have a question that I figured I'd ask.

When the roof leaked, of course it goes to the lowest point that it can. In this case, it went into the floor of the over cab area and pooled. If it had not pooled, I don't think the damage (delamination/wood rot) would have been as bad. So, when I rebuild it, do you think it would be good to add a couple drain holes there (I'm thinking one per front corner)? I really hope that I get everything sealed up and never have a leak again, but if there is a leak, maybe that would reduce the damage that it causes?

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Old 08-06-2015, 07:14 AM   #2
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First thing first. Find and stop the leak. I restored a 1995 Newmar and it had a major leak(s) I used 4" wide EternaBond Tape that's made for roofs. I can't say enough good thinks about the product. AMAZING stuff. Find and seal all possible areas were water may be coming in. Then no leaks and piece of mind. My MH is 40 foot and I sealed every possible area on roof and used 2- 50 foot rolls @ 50.00 a roll. Very easy to apply. Clean roof, level rough areas and apply tape.
Amazon has White tape 4" wide X 50 ' rolls for 55.99 per roll
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