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Old 12-02-2015, 12:34 AM   #1
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Water leak in closet front closet light

This thing is killing me this last couple of days. I posted about the ceiling falling down a few days ago now I just found water in the closet light in the bedroom.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:39 AM   #2
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Here in East Tennessee we have been having torrential rains for a week or so. The only place I can think of where it could leak is the joint at the cap and the roof.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:58 AM   #3
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Yep I would check your cap seal. You may also want to check your other seals on the roof as well, because as we know all to well...water travels.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:15 AM   #4
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Ya it sounds like that seal
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Yep I would check your cap seal. You may also want to check your other seals on the roof as well, because as we know all to well...water travels.
That's the first place I would suspect. I have not experienced a leak in the closet on the Redwood but a prior fifth wheel had a small leak in the closet and I could never figure out where it was coming from. I finally ran Eternabond tape across the entire width of the roof over the cap seem and problem solved! Water always wins and water can get through hair line cracks so if I ever have a leak in this Redwood I will use the eternabond and be done with it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:05 AM   #6
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Your water leak is probably going to be the cap on the cable of your TV antenna. When water comes in there, it will run along the ceiling until it finds an opening. Several of us have had this easy to fix problem.

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Old 12-02-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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The cable on the TV antenna makes sense to me because I lifted it probably for the first time on Thanksgiving day. The owner prior to me, never used the trailer except as a tailgater unit for the Vols. games in Knoxville. The unit was towed 30 miles to the game and then towed back to a covered carport. The guy that moves and parks the trailers at the RV Sales/Repair place that the unit was bought from told me the owner didn't have a truck to even tow the 5th wheel. The company would send him to go get it and set it up, then return it. This happened about 5-6 times in 2 years. The up side is the unit is a brand new unit and still smells new. The down side is things that a normal new owner would have repaired under warranty I have to fix. This is a blessing and a curse wrapped up in the same package.
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Forgot about that antenna issue. I think everyone on here has fixed that problem. It's been so long ago since I had that issue. I just pushed the rubber cover back down on the cable and then siliconed all around it to solve that leak. It really should be done that way from the factory. If you don't do it, it WILL work it's way up the cable and it WILL leak
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:57 PM   #9
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What I found is that Redwood when they put the metal pieces on the cap they did not screw down a foot or so of that piece was sticking up. The Dicor was not able to seal it very well. Since it is so cool here I heated the old Dicor and pealed it back until I found dry metal and drilled some holes and placed some screws in the area near the end of the metal. My Camping World does not carry the EternaBond. They carry some other brand. I am going to order 6" X 50' roll and place that over all the seams and roll it and heat it. I sure hope this works until the weather warms and all can be repaired correctly. This was found on the front and rear caps. Nice work Redwood!
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What I found is that Redwood when they put the metal pieces on the cap they did not screw down a foot or so of that piece was sticking up. The Dicor was not able to seal it very well. Since it is so cool here I heated the old Dicor and pealed it back until I found dry metal and drilled some holes and placed some screws in the area near the end of the metal. My Camping World does not carry the EternaBond. They carry some other brand. I am going to order 6" X 50' roll and place that over all the seams and roll it and heat it. I sure hope this works until the weather warms and all can be repaired correctly. This was found on the front and rear caps. Nice work Redwood!
That's been a common problem lately - regardless of year.
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