Front Cap Inspection
So with a lot of folks experiencing leaks in the front cap, I decided to do a complete inspection this weekend.
I purchased my 3010ds in 2012 and it is stored undercover.
The first time the roof was inspected was on vacation in Colorado in 2013. We went through a horrible storm on the way out to Colorado in Kansas from Ohio.
I did not look for leaks then. But we did find cracks in the dicor on the passenger side of the coach along the cap seem and sealed them then. I never checked the inside for leaks.
We have been to Maine, Hilton Head, Gatlinburg, Upper Michigan a few times, 1000 islands area and many other outings.
I inspected the roof at the 1000 islands KOA a few weeks ago and laid down a tube of dicor on cracks on both the front and rear caps.
This weekend we were at Hocking Hills in Ohio had a hard storm so my wife and I throughly inspected the front for leaks and hurrah! Found none.
However, we did find evidence of an old leak on the passenger side. The bed had about an 8 or 10 inch spot at the corner and the side wall had some minor bubbling. The bubbling was not soft, all hard and dry.
I'm going to reseal the marker lights in a week or two.
Anyway, I feel lucky cause I opted for the undercover storage. I think this would have been worse if it had been sitting outside.
I may eterna bond the seams next year. I recommend everyone do regular inspections of these areas in the roof. I think it's a very good roof but the design is weak at the cap interfaces.