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Old 05-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Roof leak

Sitting in the roo during a rain storm, I noticed water dripping under the microwave onto the stove cover. Has anyone experienced a leak from this area?
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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Some one here did have a leak in that general location. It was coming down the TV antenna cable, it wasn't caulked well enough on the roof.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. When it stops raining, I will take a look.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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it would help if you posted year and model of Roo.

different Roo models have their microwaves in different areas.
in my 23SS, the microwave is on the opposite side of the trailer, from the tv antenna.
that's why most of us post our RV models and year in our signature line, so we don't have to keep posting it when we ask questions.
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It is a 2011 21ss. The antenna crank is located in front of the microwave.
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then that would be the place to start. the calking around the antenna could be cracked after 3 years of sun and weather.
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Just take care in not using any general purpose silicone from the big box stores. Get a tough UV protected sealant like the 5 series Dicor self leveling caulk that is designed for the type of materials you need to bond/seal.
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Yes, use Dicor and seals should be checked yearly.
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I have a 2012 21SS, and I had a leak in the exact same area. I caught it by accident because I had the microwave out doing some pantry modification and saw signs of a small amount of water. It had not gotten to the point of dripping out out of the cabinet onto the stove yet. The source was where then antenna wire goes into the roof. Wind vibration and sun exposure had shrunk the existing sealant enough to let water in. Easy fix with a little Dicor SL lap sealant. While you are up there check the rest of your seals around the vents, skylight, and edges. I have had to touch up various spots every spring when doing maintenance.
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I have a 2012 21SS, and I had a leak in the exact same area. I caught it by accident because I had the microwave out doing some pantry modification and saw signs of a small amount of water. It had not gotten to the point of dripping out out of the cabinet onto the stove yet. The source was where then antenna wire goes into the roof. Wind vibration and sun exposure had shrunk the existing sealant enough to let water in. Easy fix with a little Dicor SL lap sealant. While you are up there check the rest of your seals around the vents, skylight, and edges. I have had to touch up various spots every spring when doing maintenance.
Leak prevention can't be stressed enough. It's not IF the roof will leak, but WHEN. I had a leak, went on roof to fix it, and while there I inspected very closely every inch of other seals, and I was aghast at the micro cracks I discovered forming all over. A couple of hours later, I had the whole roof stripped, cleaned and new lap sealant everywhere. She's been "desert" dry ever since.
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