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Old 05-23-2018, 06:05 AM   #1
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Roof leak help

I recently returned from my first long trip in my 2017 Micro Lite- Virginia to Hilton Head, SC. On the first day of the trip I noticed some water starting to come in around the cabinets beside the Murphy bed during a rain storm. The only thing I could see on a visual inspection was that the caulk had started to deteriorate along the front edge where the front cap meets the roof. A quick trip to Camping World resulted in them selling me some self-leveling caulk to put along the front cap seam on the roof.

The rain held off the rest of trip but now that Iím home it has rained again and the leak is back, although not near as bad as before.

Looking for some suggestions on how to pinpoint and repair the leak. The unit is a 2017 but purchased at the end of 2016 so the 1 year warranty is up I assume. I cleaned the roof periodically as suggested by the dealer. Kind of upset as you can imagine that the roof on this unit is already starting to fail.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:16 AM   #2
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You could try to pressure test it yourself by forcing air into the camper with a fan — the more powerful the fan, the better. Put it in your door and seal the rest of the opening with cardboard and tape. Go onto your roof with 50/50 dish soap and water in a spray bottle and spray away on any suspect areas. If there is a leak, you will get bubbles.

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Old 05-23-2018, 06:18 AM   #3
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I have often wondered if you can reverse the direction of a powerful vent fan, like a Max Air, and if that would create enough pressure inside of the RV. I have read that it is possible to reverse the direction of a 12 volt DC van simply by reversing the polarity/switching the wires around, but I am no electrician, so I can’t verify this.

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Old 05-30-2018, 11:00 AM   #4
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Well I have a "new" Forest River Georgetown Class A and the roof is already leaking and I have had it for 4 months. Granted it sat on the dealer lot for a year. I am sure they didn't do any maintenance on it. And if I take it in for service FR will just not cover it cause they will claim a maintenance issue, not manufacture issue.

I used some white flex seal on a spot when on the road to fix a roof leak. Holding so far. I need to get up there and check all the seals.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:22 AM   #5
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Check any lights in the area. many times they are not sealed properly and water will get in.
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Get some Eternabond tape and seal every seam. I did a video on it as well.

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Old 05-31-2018, 06:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for everyoneís suggestions
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