View Full Version : My first leaky roof

08-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Went up to the bedroom to get my slippers out of the closet of our 327RES Cougar. There is a shelf on the drivers side on the closet. The carpet was wet, not damp, but only the floor. Carpet in the corner that goes up a ways was dry. The wetness extended to the closet door tract and about a foot towards the center of the closet. Sopped up with a towel and then put a fan blowing on that area. By evening it was dry to touch.
Went on the roof today but the cap is well sealed and no cracking-just smooth. Iím on the road so Iíll get deeper into it when Iím home in a week or so.
Does anyone have any other ideas where to look?

08-20-2018, 09:26 PM
Running lights on front cap? Check grommets for sealing tight, silicone if loose.
Look real close on seal of cap to body for missing silicone.

08-21-2018, 01:04 AM
Had you been traveling, perhaps ran the bedroom slide in with water on the top?

08-21-2018, 05:35 PM
That does happen, at least to me, often enough that I try to raise the front high enough to cause runoff before putting slides in.

08-27-2018, 03:15 PM
I’ll check the roof and next time we’re out and it rains I’ll keep an eye for water getting in from the slideout. Thanks for that clue.

08-27-2018, 08:27 PM
I have the exact same camper and had the same problem. I carried it to camping world and after 2 months they said it was a seal on the roof that was cracked. not sure if it was the roof or end cap. I have not used it since so I'm not positive it is fixed.

09-05-2018, 08:07 PM
Put eterbond on the cap seam. Perament fix

09-05-2018, 08:38 PM
There and on the slide outs where the top meets the slide out front.

09-10-2018, 12:02 AM
Put eterbond on the cap seam. Perament fix^X2 on Eternabond

02-12-2019, 03:27 PM
Just looked on line and seems to be several "kinds" of Eternabond. Which one would y'all use for this application?

02-12-2019, 03:42 PM
Self leveling

02-13-2019, 10:28 AM
I suggest using the tape where possible...the self-leveling is for use only on horizontal surfaces, don't use on vertical surface. Take a look at the YouTube vids on how to use it, then follow them exactly. Once placed on a surface, it isn't coming back off. Cleaning before placing is critical, then using a roller to push it down evenly works well.
If there is a window near the wet spot, check around it carefully for full seal, clean drain holes in bottom of frame.