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Old 04-17-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Roof leak?

2004 Solaris. Finding a small roof leak, right side rear corner. What material is roof made out of and what material can I put on it to seal it?

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2004 Solaris. Finding a small roof leak, right side rear corner. What material is roof made out of and what material can I put on it to seal it?
What makes you think it is a small roof leak? Old sealant needs to be removed and new Dicor self leveling sealer should be used. You may have more damage then you think especially down at the floor. Post some pictures if possible.

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I think you have a T2499, is that correct? We had one of them. Great camper.

If you can see the water on the inside of the camper, this is a concern there is more damage above the ceiling.

Can you post pictures of the caulk on the roof in the area of the leak inside? We can tell sometimes how the caulk looks if that is the entry point.

And while you are on the step ladder, feel the roof in this area. The roof is rubber bonded to a thick corrugate board (not fluted cardboard but thick dense corrugate)

By gently pressing down on the rubber in the area of the leak, feel for a very super spongy effect, like a tire tube. Then go over on an area many feet (10 plus feet) and feel where you believe there is no leaks. There is a natural flexing texture to the roof structure, (it is "not a walk on directly roof") but good roof does not have the tire tube sponge feel. When that happens the corrugate board has become wet and separated from the rubber and the roof has to be lifted up in that area and all wet and rot removed and repaired.

This ongoing post may be of help. It shows many pics of the roof structure. At this point, you do not know if it is this bad yet, however this camper had zero signs inside of a leak, but we found it from the top down and then uncovered a real situation. If you have a leak, you need to find the source, and correct the damage before you seal it back up.

Hope this helps. Pics of the new roof will be forth coming on that post. In your case, a repair may be able to be made in just the corner area if the damage is that small. This has been done many times before. We had 3 bad corners.
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