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Post by Turnip on Mon May 11, 2015 7:57 pm

I have water coming in and dripping on the dashboard. I think it is coming from the guttering. I have had a new windscreen fitted and the rust at the top fixed and sealed but the rain is still coming in. Is it possible to remove the trim around the guttering and seal the the joints??? and how would I go about it??Please help.
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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Jaytee on Mon May 11, 2015 11:09 pm

Hi Turnip and a big welcome to the forum. up!
 
Someone will be along with advice I am sure.

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Johno on Tue May 12, 2015 12:39 pm

Hi Turnip

If you look at the technical section there is mention of Captain Tolleys Leak Cure and a link to the site, may possibly solve your problem.

I used the product some years ago to remedy a leak on the sunroof of the Peugeot 205 I owned at the time, it worked perfectly never again leaking in all the years I owned the vehicle.

A bottle of the product is now always part of my motorhome tool kit but touch wood I haven't had to use it to date, having said that sod's law is bound to kick in.  so_sad
  
Cheers John up!
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Leaky Harmony

Post by Turnip on Thu May 14, 2015 7:26 pm

Thanks for advice and support. Today I awoke to find water pouring all over the dashboard. My first thoughts were to drive it off berry head. After contemplation I went and checked the work done by the supposed professionals. Van facing down hill friend poured water down one side of guttering, no leak. Poured down the other side and water gushed into the cab. Pulled back the other the front trim, lo and behold THREE holes where the window seal meats the body.

Left my mate to strip the old sealant and went to screw fix and bought sikoflex. We applied this and all looks good no time to test it but I know it will be fine. Noticed nearly all the trim fixings have come loose so that is the next job on the list. I will take pics of the removal of the trim for others who might be interested. One thing I have learned is to check so called professionals work.
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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Jaytee on Fri May 15, 2015 8:36 am

So called professionals pah!! The only time I ever have problems is on the rare occasion I 'have' to take my MH or car to the 'professionals'.
Cleaning round the outside of the Heki last evening and found that the 'professionals' who had worked on it last hab check had just not bothered putting some of the screws and P clips back on. I suppose the manufacturer just puts them there as an optional extra shrugg

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Maasai Warrior on Sat May 16, 2015 7:30 am

A few years ago, we had some damp around the front near side window of our five year old Eldiss caravan discovered by our local dealer. It duly went in for repair. It was taking a long time to do, and we were continually ringing them to ask if it was ready. When we finally went to pick it up, they admitted that they had removed the wrong window! I couldn't believe it. We now had two windows with messy sealant, which I had to clean up myself. I remember there was no real apology, just a lot of silences!
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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Jaytee on Sat May 16, 2015 9:33 am

I am getting like Dutto here hugegrins . I looked up professionals in the dictionary and it only says they follow a profession. Doesn't say they have to be any good at it. shrugg  That says it all. Whistle1

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Turnip on Mon May 18, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks to you all. Pouring down with rain today so checked and it is bone dry inside, just as it should be. Does anyone have some good tips on removing water stains from the material lining inside the van?
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Re: Leaking roof

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Godfrey Whitehouse on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:14 pm

Turnip, did you manage to get any pictures of the removal of the black trim or gutter on your Harmony? I have a leak over the passenger sun visor area. Testing with a jug of water, the leak seems to be behind the section of the trim at the front nearside just above the windscreen. That is the short piece of trim with the right angle bend in it. If you had any pictures of how to remove this trim, it would be very useful. 

Also if anyone has any advice on removal of this trim, I would be very grateful.
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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Turnip on Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:51 am

I did not remove the trim but managed to bend and wedge it back. I did intend to break the trim from its fixings and figure out some way to reaffix it after. Gave me enough space to clean the area and sikaflex it. I knew it would only be a matter of time before it returned though as rust had caused the leak. Sold it now. Hope this helps.
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Re: Leaking roof

Post by peugeotboxer on Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:21 pm

Godfrey Whitehouse wrote:

Also if anyone has any advice on removal of this trim, I would be very grateful.

Godfrey, . Actually last year I rebonded several of the fixing posts back onto the roof section.
Carefully levering away the black trim I was able to clean, rough up the surface and araldite them back.
The black plastic screws will come undone. When refitted I smeared vaseline on the threads.
Also there are joins on the black trim at the corners, usually covered with black tape. Just remove the tape and stanley knife the join. Should come away complete.

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Godfrey Whitehouse on Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks gents. I will have a go at removing the forward LH corner trim piece and put up some photos of what I find.

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Re: Leaking roof

Post by Bartfarst on Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:06 am

I have also had a new screen in my Harmony and, in torrential rain, I also get a leak, albeit a small one, above the passenger side which I've yet to address. However Sikaflex sounds to be the right stuff for the job, and I'll be using this when I gat round to doing the job.

I also have to replace the timber strips to which the gutter trim is secured around the base of the hi-top. But the main point I wanted to raise was that AS no longer stock the plastic gutter trims so great care is needed to remove them intact.

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