roof leak....where do we start??

Discussion in 'Roof/Floor Repair & Maintenance' started by pdkacday, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. pdkacday

    pdkacday New Member

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    Apr 22, 2008
    Made the trip from AK to FL. Pup here in the yard and closed for a couple of weeks now. Opened it up yesterday and found about a 1/2" or more of water on the smaller bunk (mattresses were out since we were sleeping on them in the house). Have had heavy rain here over the past week. It dried out yesterday. Had more rain overnight. This am the wood is wet again, table cushion is very wet, floor wet and cabinet is wet. It seems to be coming in around the movable light plug on the roof. This plug does/has had some rust on it. So, how do we go about finding the "entry point" of this leak? And how do we repair it?

    Also another quick does everyone prevent the rain water from collecting (and then dripping) on the bunk ends? Maybe it is time for new canvas?



    95 Jayco Eagle12
    04 Honda Odyssey
  2. klhayes77

    klhayes77 New Member

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    Jul 12, 2008
    Hi, I have a 1996 jayco 1207. I also had a small leak in the back,I think mine was coming from the middle seam in the camper,I just repainted mine so while i was doing it . I cut out old the old caulking and recaulked it with a caulking made by OSI called Quad they sell it at lowes.It is really hard to tell where water is coming in at.I think i got the leak i will soon find out.Some people recommended pulling up that whole strip but i just thought would try this first to see if it would work.

    Me the wife and three little guys
  3. barb_dave

    barb_dave Active Member

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    Jul 22, 2007
    As for the water collecting and tripping on the bunk end. On our Coleman, one time after setting up I didn't put the canvas seam over the canvas support(the one that holds the canvas up) and when it rained it did leak. I repositioned the canvas so that the seam was over the support and have not had a problem since.
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