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Old 10-08-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Angry E-Pro - Roof leak.

Nothing like a Hurricane ("Nate") to help you find roof leaks.

The storm came through this morning. Not a lot of heavy wind but was a lot of rain.

I had a small chore in the trailer this afternoon. I turned the battery switch on and turned on the interior lights. 5 minutes after entering the trailer I heard a weird noise that I traced to the speakers.

Pushed on the rear speaker housing and water drained (not dripped) out.

I removed the rear speaker and was able to reach in and unplug the wet stereo system. There appears to be a leak either at the radio antenna or solar plug (I don't have a solar system at this time.). The roof sealant looked intact.

I dried the area around and used about 1/2 of a roll of duct tape over both the top and sides of both openings.

Water damage is not significant on the cabin. However, most likely the stereo is toast.

Since purchase this will be the 2nd time back to the dealer. (Crimped gas line to stove.)

BTW, there doesn't appear to be an easy way into the radio cabinet.

I am depressed and disappointed.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:45 PM   #2
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A Happier Followup

An update.

After a couple of days with the power off, hair dryer, and sunshine. The radio has revived!



I've never had to caulk or repair a leak in the roof.

Any suggestions on how to approach!
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:51 PM   #3
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Eternabond tape all roof seams and entry points...

I see you have an Aframe...

seal the bubble window edges RIGHT OVER THE caulk... just clean the area first.

do it your self and do it right the first time

lots of info here

https://www.eternabond.com/RV-Leak-R...ducts-s/22.htm

get it on amazon

Lots of testimonials on this forum...
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:30 PM   #4
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Eternabond tape all roof seams and entry points...

I see you have an Aframe...

seal the bubble window edges RIGHT OVER THE caulk... just clean the area first.

do it your self and do it right the first time

lots of info here

https://www.eternabond.com/RV-Leak-R...ducts-s/22.htm

get it on amazon

Lots of testimonials on this forum...
Thanks for the advice, I used 3M Extreme on my AFrame. Stuff was expensive. Worked good.

I've read good reviews on the Eternabond materials as well.

However, this is my new trailer. Less than 2 months old. Forest River sealed around everything with a black foaming looking sealant. I haven't fully checked, but they must have missed a spot. A year from now, I may rip all that stuff off and use the Eternabond.

Getting ready for my big late fall trip to the Smokey's. Just got the trailer back from the shop and trying to save a few $$.

Not experienced with roof types on trailers. The Aframe has a fiberglass roof and pain in the rear, always cracking bubbles.

Right now the white duct tape is working...

If anyone knows what roof material they use on the E-Pro / Geo Pro units it would help.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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Water testing and taping off areas seems to point to the solar connectors on the roof.

Looking more and more like another visit to the dealer on this.

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Old 10-18-2017, 09:33 PM   #6
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Roof Membrane Material E-Pro

A great follow-up.

Heading back to my dealer. They have been great so far.

For my future reference, asked Forest River about my roof material. I received this great reply from Chuck @ Forest River:


The 19FD uses a TPO membrane from Alpha on the roof. Whether it’s warranty, or insurance your dealer s/b able to assist you with the repair, or sealant, whatever the case may be. Happy to hear the hurricane didn’t do any serious damage to your new coach!

Enjoy your E-Pro and welcome to the family!

Maybe this will help other E-pro and Geo Pro owners as well.
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