Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 30
Rockwood 8280ws roof question

Our camper is in constant use with the A/C running most of the time. I got on top of the camper and noticed the condensate water from the A/C keeping the sealant along the rear of the roof wet all of the time. I have not noticed any leakage inside. Has anyone out there had any damage from this? After the cooling season is over, I am going to clean the affected area and apply a new layer of Dicor self-leveling sealant to the whole joint. I would like to apply an inverted V-shaped raised drainage path from the rear of the A/C to the roofs rear corners of the joint to stop this ponding. Any comments or solutions on this will be appreciated. I am a worry-wart about my rv, and when I invest this much in something I want to make it last. Please help, Tom-s
__________________

__________________
Tom-s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,258
Yes, it is really dumb how they designed the rear cap so that it created that 'dam' that holds so much water on the roof, and directly on a joint that could easily leak.
When I saw that on our new camper, I immediately applied a 6-inch strip of Eternabond from one side to the other, wrapping it right over the sides. As the joint sealant was still sticky, and the Eternabond seemed to stick like crazy glue, I am hoping that it will be a semi-permanent fix.
Making something to divert the air conditioner water is not a bad idea, but any little shower will still pond water up there.
__________________

__________________
bakken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Dave_Monica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
Anythime it rains, water collects there too until it eventually evaporates. I suggest that you keep up with the inspection of that area and re-chalk as needed.

Dave
__________________


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
280, 8280ws

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




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 AM.