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Old 06-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Help! Parkliner roof leak above fan!

Hi everyone - we have owned our PL for a little over 1 year (May 2012) and just picked it up from storage to go camping tomorrow. The area above the fan is soaked and water leaked into wood and below. We can't seem to remove the molding above the fan as it has a headless screw. Any ideas on (a) how to remove the wood molding (picture attached) and (b) possible source of leak and/or solution? Supposed to leave tomorrow for 6 day trip which includes rain in forecast?
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Someone with more knowledge will be along shortly but your headless screw is a rivet. They will need to be drilled out. (use the search engine here and goggle it) You will need to drill out the ones in the wood from on top of the roof outside. Probably needs to be taken right off and resealed with butyl tape and then riveted again. You will need the right size rivets and a rivet gun to do this.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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I'd think the 2 yr warranty would allow you to go to the nearest RV place for the repair.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Hope you've called Parkliner!

Meanwhile:

Are we sure that's a rivet? The pic's a bit blurry, but it looks to me like a multi-slot screw of some kind.

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Old 06-30-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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If we could see the roof shot of the ??RIVITS?? we might have a better idea of what's what.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Raining too hard now to get a roof shot - unfortunately my camera wont focus any better on inside shot. Called PL and emailed them. Assuming it is a rivet, why use something so non-user friendly? Rhetorical question. thank you all for your immediate responses!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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I've never seen a rivet with a hole that big in the center, and they're rarely used for wood trim.

That fastener looks to me more like the "spline" (or Torx) head illustrated below. If that's what it is, it can be removed with the proper screwdriver/ bit, which is often included in multi-bit sets.

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I agree with Francesca on the tool, doesn't look like a rivet too me.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #9
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Yeh, it looks like spline drive. Easy to get sets of hex shank (Apex-style) insert screwdriver bits that have a sized range of these. Some of the cheapest Taiwanese combo screwdriver/socket sets have them. Good eye, FK!

I don't think the mitred trim ring gives access to remove the fan. Better get a ladder and examine the mounting flange at exterior roof. I think you'll see a dozen or more Phillips flathead screws thru the flange into the glass roof. The bedding or gasket or sealant tape that waterproofs the fan housing is under that flange. Whether you have time in warranty or not, can't hurt to contact Chandler if you're not sure about the installation.

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I would add: please don't let someone with a caulk gun near it. Raz
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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Agree with Raz short term and long. If you've got forecast of protracted rain, get a cheap poly tarp over it, a dehumidifier inside, and wait for a sunny day. . . . And I see you're in Joisey so, like us, you're living in a rain forest right now.

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As you're going on the road, you probably aren't going to have time to read the next chapter and rebed the fan. May be a case of cover to shed it and later rebed it after the trip. Tarp, bungees, paracord would allow you to stop the ingress while you're camped.

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A page from my Redneck-Fix Diary:

I "temporarily" fixed a leaking roof vent by taking the interior trim off and jamming butyl tape very firmly into the void between the rooftop fiberglass edge and the ventframe. That bogus fix lasted two years, 'til I finally resealed from the outside.

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Old 06-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #14
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Thank you all! Going to "Tarp it" to get trpugh the
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