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Ron3rd

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Posted: 01/11/18 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

keymastr wrote:

The rational is that it is cheaper and easier to make the transition to the flat end at the front. Like everything else in this business it is driven by the numbers.


Agreed, but Lance trailers are not exactly cheap or considered entry level.


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There is another reason I don't like the flat roof aside from the aforementioned reason of water pooling.

A flat roof doesn't allow for ducted AC. My previous TT, a Skyline Koala 21CS had a flat roof. The AC just dumped cold air into one area of the trailer, and was a bit nosier too, at least to my ears.

My Jay Flight 23RB has the trussed roof system, and it has space for AC ducts. I like the cold air spread through out the TT.


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Thanks to everyone. SoundGuy's post tells me how to upload pics here, and I'll try to upload the pics of the ponds on my Lance 1685 roof and the extensive damage inside the trailer. If for some reason pics don't upload, I've managed to upload them on the iRV2.com travel trailer forum, and the Lance Owners forum, and you can find them there. Or send me a message with an email address and I'll send the pics to you. Of course I sent the pics to Lance last month, and offered them the opportunity to look at the roof ponds of water on their so-called "flat roof", which is not flat. And the extensive damage. Lance declines to view the roof ponds or the damage.

Here goes my attempt to correctly upload the four pics here, which should be below, if all goes well for me. My apologies if I don't get it quite right. Best to all, and happy camping.

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RE: third picture showing water ponding areas - looks like some significant holes in the caulking around your vent cap. When is the last time you had it redone? the other areas of caulk don't look so hot either. People often say they don't clean the roof because they can't see it - well, cleaning not only puts your eyes on the roof at least once or twice a year, it makes it easier to spot problems.

Not trying to be nasty, but I think your issue is due to lack of preventative maintenance - from the looks of the roof pictures.


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2012Coleman wrote:

RE: third picture showing water ponding areas - looks like some significant holes in the caulking around your vent cap. When is the last time you had it redone? the other areas of caulk don't look so hot either. People often say they don't clean the roof because they can't see it - well, cleaning not only puts your eyes on the roof at least once or twice a year, it makes it easier to spot problems.

Not trying to be nasty, but I think your issue is due to lack of preventative maintenance - from the looks of the roof pictures.


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