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Old 03-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Rook Leaks

Well it hit +5C here today and came home to a leaky roof. the light in the front of the trailer, the light by the hutch and its leaking out of the strip along the ceiling in front of the stove... Also the TV antennae had been leaking at the crank.


red - leaks
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So my trailer is supposed to have some sort of a one piece rubber roof. I suspect I should get up there and take a look at it to make sure it hasn't split or something.. guessing that the vents and stuff need caulking.

hoping i don't have to pack up and load out the trailer to go to the dealership..
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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I gess the snow on the roof when it melted pushed its way where it was not supposed to go. I think it will not repeat when the situation will return to normal.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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Get in there and start drying things out. Use dessicant, or a dehimidifier, or what have you. Make sure you add a little heat in too, to help the water evaporate. Otherwise you risk having a moldy trailer. Definitely check all the roof seals around the antenna, hatches, etc. It only takes a small crack in the caulking.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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the dehumidifier runs constant. its almost 9 pm and its still above freezing. moisture has stopped for now.

guess im gonna have to get a ladder from pops and get up there this weekend.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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well there was no more leaking over night. now its gusty as heck here and pouring rain! there is still snow on the ground to... i can see this turning into freezing rain. Anyhow i doubt there will be any snow or ice left on the roof. it was above freezing all night out.
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I had my entire roof resealed for about 300.00 I think I paid. they recaulked everything, we had a couple leaky spots, one in the front where the roof meets the end cap and the antenna crank was also leaking. after the reseal, we had no further leaks. You might want to look into a complete reseal job.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #7
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well considering it wont be moving anywhere in the near future im gonna have to get a tall ladder and get up there myself once the good weather comes.

was just thinking to that i wonder if its built up humidity in the roof etc that froze up?
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Could it possibly be caused from condensation and frost from it being so cold outside? Are park models really designed to be lived in at -30 winter weather?
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Im thinking it was the buildup of condensation inside the walls. after that one day there has been nothing but from the ceiling vents.

also.. who ever thought a ceiling vent over the bed was an IDIOT!!
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Im thinking it was the buildup of condensation inside the walls. after that one day there has been nothing but from the ceiling vents.

also.. who ever thought a ceiling vent over the bed was an IDIOT!!
......I got one too!!!
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