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Old 06-29-2022, 05:36 PM   #1
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Leaking from a light??

Accidentally posted in the wrong forum, sorry all.
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:46 PM   #2
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Leaking from a light??

I would start my search on the roof and try to determine if that is the source of the leak. If the answer on the roof does not solve the problem, I would take the light down and try and see where the problem may have originated. If nothing is on the top side of the light, I would assume that the light may be bad and the source of the leak. You may of had a leaking capacitor or something or the control board for the LED light.
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:47 PM   #3
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Hi all,
We FINALLY got our baby back from service after five long months and took a trip last weekend- YAY! Feels so good to have our home on wheels back.
But...
We were making the bed when we arrived at our campsite a few days ago and noticed a stain on the mattress pad. A bit of searching around and it appears there has been some drip-stream from the light fixture directly over that spot. It's brown tinged, the spots on the edge of the can lights are brown and a bit sticky feeling.
I honestly don't even know where to start. Do I pull the can light down? Should I check something on the roof?
Any ideas?
Thanks, as always.
-Melanie (and Les)
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:01 PM   #4
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You can pull down the light, it just has two spring clips holding it in place. Might be able to get some light up to see the bottom of the roof. Might not see anything as there should be insulation in the space between the ceiling and roof. I would go up on the roof and look at the caulking around all the roof penetrations in the area above the light.
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Old 06-29-2022, 06:13 PM   #5
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Is there a vent , AC , skylight close to that light ?
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yep. almost right next to it. Guess I've got some investigating to do tomorrow.
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thanks. I'll do some investigating tomorrow.
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9 times out of 10, its a skylight. Those are plastic. There used to be a company that made replacements with a metal frame, but I haven't been able to track down that website again.

I think I would change to them in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:33 AM   #9
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Thanks Brian. I'll start there.
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9 times out of 10, its a skylight. Those are plastic. There used to be a company that made replacements with a metal frame, but I haven't been able to track down that website again.

I think I would change to them in a heartbeat.


I think a great option would be one that says no skylights on the order forms.

Would stop the heat problem and less chance for leaks
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9 times out of 10, its a skylight. Those are plastic. There used to be a company that made replacements with a metal frame, but I haven't been able to track down that website again.

I think I would change to them in a heartbeat.


Here is the link to the ones I believe you’re thinking of.

https://maximskylights.com/

I replaced the skylights in my 2017 Airstream (pre-Dynamax) with two of them. They are the bomb. Good people to work with too! Two or three layers, metal casing, pick your tint, keeps the heat out without the use of shades or cushions.
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that's the one, thank you.
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that's the one, thank you.


Only issue with the Maxim skylights is they mount over the Airstream flange that goes around the opening. As they say, “like a lid on a shoebox”. Maybe a running product change in the future on Dynamax units…build an aluminum flange around the skylight opening, then have Maxim supply these bad boys for OEM installation. No more leaking skylights!
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Well this sucks.

Take a look at what we found.
Um... RV sealant I guess?
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Take a look at what we found.

Um... RV sealant I guess?


That’s on a 2021 model?
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Take a look at what we found.
Um... RV sealant I guess?
clean it Acetone then dicor self leveling
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clean it Acetone then dicor self leveling
If your just going to seal it with Dycor I would stop drill a hole at the end of the crack to keep it from continuing to spread. What’s everyone think about that?
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That is a darn good idea!

Also chamfer the outer edge of the hole with a bit a couple sizes larger. Do just the very top of the hole, not much.
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That’s on a 2021 model?
yep. 2021 Force 37 bunk model
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Thanks Mr. M, Bill Davis, and Capacitor.
That'll be our next step.
Should this fall under warranty? The roof is barely a year old.
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