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Old 05-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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uh oh... we have a leak, now what?

Weathered our first lightning storm last night.... What a thrill! Unfortunately we were also startled to discover a wet area on the upper corner of the bed and found that a small stream of water was running behind the corner strip there. As we were a bit off level, and this corner was "low"... no telling where the water was actually coming in from? Not sure how to proceed in making sure this problem doesn't get worse. Suggestions?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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Since you posted this in the Sunseeker forum, I assume you have a Sunseeker. However since you did not update a signature line (shameless post for completeness in your profile and signature) I don't know if your camper is new and under warranty or 10 years old and in need of routine maintenance.

If under warranty, go back to your dealer.

If not go onto your roof and examine EVERY screw and Dicor (special white RV caulk) covered seam up there. There could be a dry or cracked Dicor seal. Take a tube of Dicor and a caulking gun (you do carry one everywhere right) and go up there and squirt a dab of Dicor on anything that looks like a hole or crack.

Repeat every two months forever. (or check out articles here on how to Eternabond your roof.)
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for reminder to update profile and signature

We just picked up our 2011 Sunseeker 2300 four days ago and have been on the road since.. It had only 6000 miles on it and we purchased a 4 yr extended warranty, although there is a deductible.

It has been a dry season... We figured a rain storm might be enlightening. I'll give the dealer a call and see if they will help us on this one. Will also pick up some supplies to keep on hand per your recommendation.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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Yes it would be nice if profiles and or signature lines had camper and or tv info!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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We just picked up our 2011 Sunseeker 2300 four days ago and have been on the road since.. It had only 6000 miles on it and we purchased a 4 yr extended warranty, although there is a deductible.
Two things.

A 4 days old 2011 Sunseeker has been out in the elements at that dealership for over a year (maybe 2). They should have done a roof maintenance and treatment BEFORE you picked it up. Ggggrrrrr..

They will be telling you that roof maintenance is not a warranty item (original or extended) so you will most likely be paying for the "service."

At my "former so called dealer" that was a 500 dollar bill. 15 minutes of walking on the roof with a caulking gun and Dicor; and a roof wash and UV treatment. That was the straw...
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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4 days old with 6000 miles appears to be used, so there is no telling what maintenance was done.
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4 days old with 6000 miles appears to be used, so there is no telling what maintenance was done.
You are right!
I missed that being so "homed in" on the 4 days old...

By 11AM I was pretty "burnt."
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for comments. Didn't see any obvious cracks, but repairman found a channel in the caulking around the shower skylight where water just disappeared. Peeled off old, cleaned it up and applied something called "Big Stretch" to replace it all. Dealership says they will pick up the $50 tab. Hope that solves the problem!
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