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Old 09-11-2016, 07:44 PM   #1
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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.

Mike
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:00 PM   #2
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Front cap lights and above the window frames need to be checked on a regular basis
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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Front cap lights and above the window frames need to be checked on a regular basis

What sealant is best to use around lights and windows?
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What is the best way to seal the marker lights on the front cap. I was on the roof today and doing some preventive maintainence and decided to check the marker lights. The little silver ring that covers the grommet was loose on 3 out of 5 lights. Is that anything to worry about. It seems the grommet that hold the lights in should seal enough. It sure is a small tight space with work on if you are going to add a sealant and still make it look good.
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