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Old 07-20-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Water Standing On Roof

Recently purchased an Avenger 27BBS. Upon climbing on the roof, I noticed that there is an area in the right front corner of the TT that is lower than the edge trim. Water is staning in the rubber roof area. Is this normal? I will try to post a photo.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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Is the trailer level? If so, unless the roof is leaky, fahhhgettaboutit. It won't hurt anything. It'll only accumulate so much water, run off then dry out.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
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I have a spot like that also on the DS front. I just make sure my calking is good and I don't worry about it. I'm sure most roofs have the same thing going on.


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Old 07-20-2014, 09:56 AM   #4
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Is the trailer level? If so, unless the roof is leaky, fahhhgettaboutit. It won't hurt anything. It'll only accumulate so much water, run off then dry out.
The trailer is level and the rubber roof is about a half inch below the edge trim, so it creates an area where water stands when trailer is level. The other four corners create a runoff to the gutter extension.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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Does it have a crowned roof? Is it still under warranty?

If the roof is not crowned, this is not uncommon but not necessarily a problem as rattleNsmoke said.

If it's a crowned roof and still under warranty I would take it to the dealer. If it's not a crowned roof, and there are no leaks and no apparent issues with the roof material, I would apply 6" wide Eternabond tape along that front seam and just keep an eye on it.
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Does it have a crowned roof? Is it still under warranty?

If the roof is not crowned, this is not uncommon but not necessarily a problem as rattleNsmoke said.

If it's a crowned roof and still under warranty I would take it to the dealer. If it's not a crowned roof, and there are no leaks and no apparent issues with the roof material, I would apply 6" wide Eternabond tape along that front seam and just keep an eye on it.
It is crowned. A friend has suggested that I fill this area with Dicor Lap Sealant when it dries out. Here are better closeups

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My last trailer was a Flagstaff 21FB and it would hold 5 gallons of water before starting to run off and the dealer called Foresr River and said it was common on a flat roof and if it was not leaking they would not do anything.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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My last trailer was a Flagstaff 21FB and it would hold 5 gallons of water before starting to run off and the dealer called Foresr River and said it was common on a flat roof and if it was not leaking they would not do anything.
I could maybe understand eventually running off on a flat roof, but this water is captured in a bowl on a crowned roof. I have dropped a note to Forest River so I'll see what they say. The thing is, I want a record in case it leaks.
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It looks like your roof is similar to mine in construction. Your flat front and back walls curve over to meet the roof and the joint between the 2 surfaces will be flat with the Dicor covering the joint creating a small dam. It's normal IMO. Just make sure you keep an eye on the rubber roof material and the Dicor at the joint so there is no way for the sitting water to find its way in. It should evaporate fairly quickly. You should be checking the roof a few times a year anyway. Many of us put Eternabond tape over all the roof seams/joints for extra protection and to avoid constantly touching up the Dicor. Search these forums and you'll find lots of info on Eternabond.
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Update!! I received a very quick reply from Roger at Prime Time. He said to make an appointment soon at the dealer. He said to ask them to examine it and contact his warrenty department with their assessment. Regardless of the outcome, I am impressed with the quick response.
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