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scout dad

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Posted: 06/03/22 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't tell where is leak is coming from, water flows understand that, it seems to ending at the seam strip across the middle of room, almost center of window, I have looked but don't see any tears or rips or ? Unless it is a not visible ? Have TPO roof

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scout dad wrote:

I can't tell where is leak is coming from, water flows understand that, it seems to ending at the seam strip across the middle of room, almost center of window, I have looked but don't see any tears or rips or ? Unless it is a not visible ? Have TPO roof


Normal maintenance calls for you to inspect and re-caulk every seam and penetration in the roof every 12 mos if not every 6 mos. I do mine every 6 mos and re-caulk all the seams.

Get yourself a couple of tubes of Dicor self leveling caulk and clean and re-caulk all your roof seams and penetrations. You may not actually find the culprit leak but my guess is it would get fixed in the process.

Water is the biggest killer to RV's and causes a myriad of issues, many of which can't be seen. And then there's the collateral effects like mold.


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Posted: 06/05/22 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

scout dad wrote:

Thanks for the info, I should be clear that I will using them not only during the winter but all year long. My current trailer has a roof leak, I only wanted something to help prolong the life of roof when a under covered spot.


I have used a cover every winter since I purchased my trailer and the original owner used one also. The first summer owning my trailer I found a roof leak. Had it fixed, or so I thought, came home, covered it for the winter. Checked multiple times to insure it wasn't getting wet. All good, opened it up to go camping and on the first trip, had water in the same area as before. The cover kept the trailer from getting wet. Went back to the repair shop and after a day or so, they found an area under the fridge vent that was allowing water to get in. They fixed it and haven't had water inside since. But, I check the roof constantly.

I also disagree with the comments about chafing, paint rub, etc. Make sure the cover is a good one and is tight, use the belly straps. I have a couple tears, but the cover is 6 years old now. The only real issue is the rain gutters. I just bough new ones because using the cover, I have destroyed the old ones. $10 for a new set of 4.

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^There are plenty of parts of the country where it’s a constant struggle to keep a cover from tearing itself to shreds and repeated buffering by the wind. Western WA is go really not one of those areas.


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In the storage yard where I keep my fiver you can tell the rigs that used to have covers because of the tie-died arcs scraped onto the sides. The wind shreds the cover and then the shreds flap and kill the finish.

Every time I see a new cover go up, I make a mental note and then check on them throughout the year. It never ends well.

There's usually collateral damage to the rigs on either side too. If either of my neighbors ever put on a cover I'd ask management to assign me to a different space.

So I agree with Grit that they're a regional thing. And in some regions they do more harm than good.


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My neighbor inAz. Never got more than 2-1/2 years out of his more expensive adco covers because of the wind and he finally stopped covering his Rv. But they sure do help protect. Craig

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