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Old 08-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Roof leak 13' Scamp

I have a roof leak and I think it is coming from the roof vent. I have an old style vent with a pull chain (1976 camper). The opening is about 9 and 1/4", maybe a bit more square. The water leaks in and collects under the elephant skin and drips out near the front window. Should there be a rubber gasket under the lid or something? Help...
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Hi Nancy, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

There's lots of kind and helpful people here on the forums, I'm betting several will be along shortly to offer repair advice.

I'll get it started... repeat after me... NO SILICONE ever, ever, ever on the exterior of your trailer
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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pictures would be very helpful, then we can get around to fixing it for you...
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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Mine was leaking on my '77 Scamp too. I guess to have lasted 36-37 years they've held up pretty well. I thought about repairing it but then thought about what a good opportunity it was to put a fan in its place. I put a Fantastic Fan in, Maxx is good too. You can get one fairly inexpensively or spend over $200 and get more bells and whistles. Either way they're a great addition to a little trailer. Its my best mod.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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Mine was leaking on my '77 Scamp too. I guess to have lasted 36-37 years they've held up pretty well. I thought about repairing it but then thought about what a good opportunity it was to put a fan in its place. I put a Fantastic Fan in, Maxx is good too. You can get one fairly inexpensively or spend over $200 and get more bells and whistles. Either way they're a great addition to a little trailer. Its my best mod.
Did you cut the original vent hole a little bigger to put the fan in?
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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pictures would be very helpful, then we can get around to fixing it for you...
Thanks a lot. I will take some photo's this weekend. : )
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Forum Nancy..................
Glad you've joined us. You will get lot's of help here.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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Did you cut the original vent hole a little bigger to put the fan in?
No I didn't have to it was a perfect fit. But mine was bigger than 9". Is yours really that small (since they're just a year apart)?? Even if you have to enlarge the hole a bit though, its not a difficult task. I made the opening in my front overhead cabinet larger and It really wasn't hard to cut.
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Welcome Nancy. As others have said in order to fix the leak you will have to take the old vent out which is a great opportunity to up grade it. I added a Fantastic fan to mine and had to cut the opening bigger and its still one of the best items I added to my trailer & pretty easy to do. If your not into buying a new fan just pull out the old one clean it up and reset it using Butyl tape on the underside of the lip on the outside - no gasket or silicone needed.
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