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Old 10-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #1
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We have a leak over the cab in our Four Winds. We took it to an RV repair shop and $900 later, the leak is still there. It appears they sealed the marker lights and the spread self leveling Dicor along the seam that joins the front cap to the main roof, but we still have a leak as we can see brown water coming out of the weep holes after a rain.

Having limited funds and can't afford a concrete pad with a pole barn parking space for it, has anyone purchased and used an RV cover that they recommend? Ours does not get a lot of sun exposure in our driveway as it is surrounded by trees, but we would like to cover the roof to keep the water out of the front cap. I've seen several on Amazon, but the reviews have not been good.
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:49 PM   #2
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Why not just take it back to them, and tell them to fix it right this time!
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:31 AM   #3
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I would! If Iíd paid $900 thereís no way Iíd let them off the hook. Or Iíd get my money back and start over. Seems awful speedy for sealing a few lights and seams. It shouldnít be too hard to find a leak, really.
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:47 AM   #4
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RV covers are not normally waterproof. They need to "breathe" to keep mold out.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:22 AM   #5
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Water where it doesn't belong is probably responsible for 90% or more of damage to RV's. If you have paid for a roof repair, you should have recourse with the shop that did the repairs. I don't think a cover is your answer, most folks that buy them use it for awhile, then don't because they are such a major hassle to put on and remove, and then finding somewhere to store it. Where I store our motorhome, there are a number of outside spaces, and every time the winds come up, some of those covers do damage to the RV's they are supposed to protect, and some just blow away, never to be seen again.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:16 AM   #6
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I had a cover on my 5th wheel for about 4 years. If you put them on nice and snug the wind didnít affect it at all. It also kept it dry during the rainy months. It was as clean as it was the day I covered it. Make sure itís dry when you cover it up. They are right about it being a pain to put on and off. I have seen some that cover just the roof donít know much about those.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:44 AM   #7
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Thanks Bob, Pete and Laco, But Don't Trust Them

We did take it back and they were going to look for the leak for no more cost, however, after over three weeks, they could not find it and then told me it wouldn't start. I had it towed to a truck repair shop that I trust and the mechanic found five burned out relays that he said could have been caused by someone leaving the ignition key on without the engine running. This is a 2015 model with less than 11,000 miles on it. Another $190 repair bill. Plus waiting on a $250 reimbursement check for the towing charge.

Also, I checked the various systems yesterday. The generator will not start. When I press the button in the cabin, there is not even a click. The batteries are fully charged. I cannot access the generator outside as someone has moved it so close to the RV body, the access door is blocked by the side wall of the RV. The LPG gas water heater switch also will not even click. There is gas because the furnace runs. Would these two switches use the same fuse?

Seriously thinking of selling the thing and giving the buyer a credit for the leak after I get the other two things fixed.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:48 AM   #8
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Thanks, Ace. Do you remember the brand you had? Where I am parked, the wind does not get to it with very strong gusts as it is blocked by trees, so that may be a solution for me.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:06 PM   #9
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I've used Adco for 10 years. Been pretty happy with them other than the 45 min or so they take to put on. Never had problems with damage to the RV, but typically the cover last only 3-4 years.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:52 PM   #10
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Thanks, Ace. Do you remember the brand you had? Where I am parked, the wind does not get to it with very strong gusts as it is blocked by trees, so that may be a solution for me.


Itís an Adco. Not the cheapest one they make. I think it was the middle grade. If you can buy last years model much cheaper and usually the only difference is the color.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:12 PM   #11
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Thanks again.
The generator issue was a bad auxiliary battery. Replaced it and generator runs fine. LPG water heater still wonít spark.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #12
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We did take it back and they were going to look for the leak for no more cost, however, after over three weeks, they could not find it and then told me it wouldn't start. I had it towed to a truck repair shop that I trust and the mechanic found five burned out relays that he said could have been caused by someone leaving the ignition key on without the engine running. This is a 2015 model with less than 11,000 miles on it. Another $190 repair bill. Plus waiting on a $250 reimbursement check for the towing charge.

Also, I checked the various systems yesterday. The generator will not start. When I press the button in the cabin, there is not even a click. The batteries are fully charged. I cannot access the generator outside as someone has moved it so close to the RV body, the access door is blocked by the side wall of the RV. The LPG gas water heater switch also will not even click. There is gas because the furnace runs. Would these two switches use the same fuse?

Seriously thinking of selling the thing and giving the buyer a credit for the leak after I get the other two things fixed.
Wow!!
Wherever you take it for repairs: I'd have a copy of the repair bill sent to the first bunch of clowns who messed things up so badly...
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