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Old 07-29-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Pools of water on the roof

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this Forum. We now have a 2008 8318SS, I have noticed there is lot water standing on the roof after a rain or after the air conditioner has run for a while. When I jack the front down the water will come off like a water fall on me. Is this normal. I don't belive it is, I will be talking to the dealer soon. I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem.

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi cookie,
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This is normal with a flat roof.

Water will stand in some areas. When setting up at a camp site, I usually back onto a 1" X 6" piece of wood with the curb side tires, so the water will drain on the street side.
When we break camp and I'm hitching up to my TV, as I'm raising the tongue with the jack, water runs off the rear of the roof as you described.

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Old 07-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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One way to look at this "problem" is that the water IS pooling.....means it isn't draining INSIDE the trailer.....that's a good thing. Just raise it all the way to dump water off back before you lower it. Happy Trailering!!
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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Condensate running off the roof is normal. The answer is to keep your tailer tilted a bit to facilitate the runoff, as previously mentioned. However, lots of water could indicate a problem, such as a low spot in the roof. Level the trailer and run water from a hose on the roof. Then get up on a ladder and take a look. You should not have "pools" of water on the roof. You probably don't have a problem, but why worry about it?
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #5
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I gotta say...pooling water of any sizeable amount should be eliminated. Care should be taken to keep the roof from being completely level. I always set mine up with the tongue higher...just to be sure. My old trailer had a rear slide out...and if you didn't keep it tongue/ was prone to get water thru the seal.

All that water will eventually find it's way through a sealant crack, or seam. Plan for drainage when setting up.

That's just my experience...

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