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Old 02-22-2019, 04:15 PM   #1
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Anyone else have to curtsy their coach during a rain storm? If I don't lower the front end of the coach and raise the rear end to let the water run off forward during a rain storm, I get water leaking through light fixtures in the coach. Seems water will pool in low spots on the roof and leak inside if I leave the coach level.

I've tried doing it the other way, dropping the rear and raising the front. This would be the safest way, but I still get leaks unless I do this with the front down.

Not sure if I'm the only one with this issue, but just want to warn anyone who does this to be very careful. I have to raise the body as much as possible in the rear being sure to keep the tires on the ground. Raise the rear tires and you lose your brakes, the only thing holding the coach in place.

I'll be glad when this rain is over in AZ!
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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I get a puddle near each air conditioner on the roof but no roof leaks. Never had any leaks, but do inspect the sealant every time I am up there. Last year there were a few spots I had to replace the sealant.

Leaks are a bad thing. I would get that checked.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:49 PM   #3
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No matter where the water is pooling, it should not leak through the roof. You need to get this fixed a.s.a.p.

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Old 02-22-2019, 04:53 PM   #4
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You shouldn't be leaking so I would address that issue when you get better weather. How bout side to side? Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:55 PM   #5
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Seems to me I'd be getting those leaks checked out before your rig rots away.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:40 PM   #6
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As others have said, this is not a "curtsy" (or slope) issue. You have a leaky roof! Better find the leak(s) soon and get them fixed before you have some very serious problems to deal with.

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Ours used to leak around the drivers side window when the nose was low. Newmar techs found it was the tape covering the front cap seam and repaired it. You shouldn't have to tilt the coach to keep water out. That roof should be as water tight as a duck's rear end.
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This seems to be more common than I though. Found a previous thread on it. Seems to be a design flaw where a railing around the roof traps water up there. Most roofs will have high and low spots on them. Let any water site for days, it will find a way in.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f278/wate...dy-362832.html
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:02 AM   #9
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This seems to be more common than I though. Found a previous thread on it. Seems to be a design flaw where a railing around the roof traps water up there. Most roofs will have high and low spots on them. Let any water site for days, it will find a way in.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f278/wate...dy-362832.html


No one is saying that water will not pool on your roof, the problem is the pools are finding there way into the coach, as already stated, leaks can lead to major damage over time and should be addressed ASAP. Good luck in getting it repaired
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As I said before, we have puddles of water on the roof and have never seen a drop of water inside. You may develop a mold problem in your ceiling. Fortunately you are in Arizona rather than Florida.
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I don't have any leaks, but I do lower the front of the coach after a rain to get the water off the roof and especially the slide covers.
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Just got of the roof of my 16 month old DS keep inside of a garage, here are a couple areas I will need to address, if water pooled in these areas it could find its way inside.
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Never had that issue! Drains fore and aft work very well!
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