Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
Junior Member
Cookie1322's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Florida
Posts: 3
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.

Thanks, Cookie1322

Cookie1322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
milzat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
Hi cookie,
Welcome to the forums.

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.

milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,097
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!!
RAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
AKA Bluebird
dimurrrw's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via Yahoo to dimurrrw
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?
Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.

dimurrrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #5
The Jolly Mon
NDJollyMon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ND...HELP!
Posts: 1,674
Send a message via Yahoo to NDJollyMon
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...

Welcome to the forum.
Pete (Jolly Mon)

2014 Jayco Whitehawk 24 RBS
2004 Nissan Titan LE, 4x4
Equal-i-zer hitch
NDJollyMon is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 AM.