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Old 03-16-2013, 07:13 AM   #43
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What I thought was a leak from the solar panel turned out to be a flaw in the roof seam. Solar panel and wire are now removed, but brackets remain.
Ill have to get a close look at the seam too. Thanks for the heads up. There are discolored spots it looks like where the bolts for the tracks are, and then one where the wire comes in. But the water could be tracking to the spots from another place.

My goal is to get this unit water tight. I'm not real sure that is possible without a cover of some sort.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #44
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Ill have to get a close look at the seam too. Thanks for the heads up. There are discolored spots it looks like where the bolts for the tracks are, and then one where the wire comes in. But the water could be tracking to the spots from another place.

My goal is to get this unit water tight. I'm not real sure that is possible without a cover of some sort.
Getting 'watertight' for the ceiling and shell is definitely possible if they're properly patched. But the windows can be another story altogether. I've replaced my two side windows and will be doing the final calking of them as recommended in the recent UH window discussions. So I'll see how they do this year. But I think that they will continue to be the 'weakest link' in our campers.

and no matter, I still LOVE my UH!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #45
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Our new window got leak tested last month when we had the first heavy rain since we went south in late November. Remember I only replaced the left side window with the NOS unit, the rear and right side are Scamp windows. Anyway, no leaks at those three, and a very small drip at the front window that I haven't done anything with yet. The problem with water leaks is the water can travel before it shows up and that can make it hard to find. On our roof seam leak, I had a drip through the carpet right in the center and to the rear of the roof vent. Took down the carpet. Looking inside while it was raining the water appeared at the edge of that fiberglass "plate" roof reinforcement that is at the vent opening. No hole or crack could be seen. No leak at solar panel wire or mounting screws like I suspected. Had to remove the solar panel by loosening the screws on one mounting rail and forcing the panel out, then put the rail back. Now I could see a small hole at the seam on the outside, so I fiberglassed over it and the hole for the panel wire. Leaks on this trailer have drove me nuts, I've had leaks at the marker lights, stove vent, lower door hinge, and a stone chip in the front about 3" up on the body, and of course the windows, but all are fixed now, just have to do the front window.
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I have a roof leak too. Dripping from the swamp cooler. I plan to replace it with a fantastic fan soon. Hoping that will fix the leak.
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Ill have to get a close look at the seam too. Thanks for the heads up. There are discolored spots it looks like where the bolts for the tracks are, and then one where the wire comes in. But the water could be tracking to the spots from another place.

My goal is to get this unit water tight. I'm not real sure that is possible without a cover of some sort.
Mine was leaking from under two of the elevator bolts that hold on the solar panel bracket. Butyl putty fixed it.
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I replaced our swamp cooler with a fantastic fan. Check where it will set on the roof seam, the seam may be raised some which won't allow the fan flange to set flat. I had to grind mine down a little, but be careful as you can grind too much and open up the seam. I used the swamp cooler wiring when I first installed the fantastic fan, but later rewired with jacketed wire when I installed the new power converter.
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12 volt outlet to charge cell phone / I Pad.
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12 volt outlet to charge cell phone / I Pad.
Mine has a 110 volt power center located in this position. Where is your power center (circuit breaker and outlet)?
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Between the fridge and the cabaret. Under the sink and stove.

The beaker is in the flap at the bottom.
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Between the fridge and the cabaret. Under the sink and stove.

The beaker is in the flap at the bottom.
Interesting! Does it look like it came that way from UHaul?

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No mine is a 2 breaker square D box in the bottom with a plastic box with the GFI in it. It looks to be original. Wire is 14/2/w ground. Where I put the 12 v outlet was a grommet with a tv cable and a plug in going to a power supply. It looked like for a small tv to be mounted there with the other screw holes to mount the tv.
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ELBERT was built 11/10/86. The hardware on the flap and the rivets holding it together tell me it was original.



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ELBERT was built 11/10/86. The hardware on the flap and the rivets holding it together tell me it was original.
That's very interesting! That must have been the final design before they went out of production.
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Got the Solar panel off today.



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Looks like the grommet has had it. I have a plan to superglue 1/4 inch piece of pipe around the thing to keep out the water.



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And there are some gaps here around the Fantastic Fan.
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