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Old 06-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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2008 palomino pony wet wood under roof

anyone have any similar problems with the inside of the roof getting wet on their 280 palomino pony. The original owner of this had it for one year, traded it in and we were unfortunate enough to purchase it thinking it would be trouble free for a few years. The wood inside is getting wet and black with mold even though we let it dry out completely before closing it up. Seems like water is getting in somewhere. Any ideas? thanks

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like a roof leak. Typically roof leaks start at bad caulk joints at the roof penetrations. First, do a visual inspection of all the caulk joints. Be careful getting on the roof. Depending how bad the leak is, the wood may have started rotting and you could fall through.

The caulking could also fail at the transition between the roof and the wall.

Another option is to take it to your local dealer and have them do a positive air test. They would install a blower to one of the skylights and blow air into the unit. Them they check all the joints by applying soapy water to them. If bubbles form, there is a leak.

If you are handy, you can do the repairs yourself. If not bite the bullet and pay the dealer. Either way, the roof leak should be stopped and the mold cleaned up to preserve the usefulness of the trailer.
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