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Old 04-09-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
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2013 3010DS Gallons of water found Front Cap

Last thing i would have ever expected when buying a 2013 with only 3,000. miles on it and a fiberglass roof. I noticed some rust stains on the underside (bottom) of my front cap molding. I then pealed the molding off and unscrewed the front cap. About two gallons off water followed.

I have been using a shop vac to blow air into the cap and dry it out along with some bleach to kill any mold or funk. After 3 days of 12 hours of air flow its now dry. I have also applied either bond tape to all areas were the roof meets the body, around ever vent and any area i can find to use it. I will next clean and re-caulk every window and any joint o the side of my RV.

Should i use non leaving caulk to rejoin the bottom of the cap before i rescrew it? or no caulk so i can check in the future for more water?

Bottom line i feel the that they should be using this tape in the factory and for what i payed i should not even be having these issues with such a new RV.
Also please get your rv roof cleaned and tape the hell out of it before you get water in your cap. Hope this helps someone and thanks for your reply.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:27 PM   #2
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Here's a great "how to" video for eternabonding the roof: https://youtu.be/spdYGUtZVcU


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Old 04-10-2016, 09:32 PM   #3
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Some had leaks around the clearance lights on the front cap. You may want to check yours closely.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:41 PM   #4
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thank you so much for this piece of advice. I'll definitely check it out.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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I experienced the same problem 2011 2860 Sunseeker. Did basically what you described.
Definitely something to look for when buying pre-owned.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:10 PM   #6
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Do you think I should caulk the bottom of the front cap
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:19 PM   #7
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I did not. I did install gutters over both side windows.(Small plastic scuppers.) Changed the gasket and siliconed the marker lights.
Taped all seams on roof, caulked around outside seam of cap.
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Self-leveling is for the top of the roof correct and non leveling for all of the sides also if you have a picture of the gutters you made it would be helpful thanks so much for your input
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:35 PM   #9
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Fiberglass roof- use tape. gutters are available most rv supply stores about 2.00 each.
I used gorilla glue to attach mine because the fit was less than perfect, but have held up find and work great. get 4 and put at rear also.
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