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Post by Norwich Lass on Tue May 01, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi there . Had a Stanton last year - now have a Bourton . Finding a HUGE amount of water on the roof above cab area . Like a waterfall when you move off . Auto- sleepers say this is the norm - any comments please ?
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Post by Paramedic on Tue May 01, 2018 8:14 pm

Yes, discovered a mini lake of water on the roof where cab joins habitation. Each of the two sections appear to slope slightly towards each other along the entire sealant line. Could be a potential leak problem if the sealant ever degraded IMO.

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Post by Norwich Lass on Tue May 01, 2018 8:54 pm

I agree! Doesn’t seem right !
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Post by matts vw on Wed May 02, 2018 8:29 am

Hi, I have a Sandhurst, the first time I drove off with the window open I got drenched, mine only happens if it's level, it just so happens it's level on my drive so when I pull across path I have to wait for water to pour off roof, I have a fibreglass roof so no join but the lake lies around the big skylight, not a great idea but no problems so far

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Post by Norwich Lass on Wed May 02, 2018 8:34 am

Thanks !
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Post by MelB on Wed May 02, 2018 9:15 am

Same here on the the Kemerton PVC. The roof on the Kemerton have ridges and valleys. Rain water is held in the roof valleys between two skylights when the van is on level ground. As others have pointed out its a potential leak problem if the skylight sealant should ever degrade. Considering filling in the valleys between the skylights with UPVC fascia window strips to solve the problem.
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Post by Norwich Lass on Wed May 02, 2018 9:41 am

Thank you ! Sunny days needed!
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed May 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Used to park my last van a Sigma ( up turned catamaran hull) with a  small leveller on the front wheels so the rain water rain down the back, other wise the rain water collected into a deep pond around the Heki roof vent
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Post by Norwich Lass on Wed May 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Good idea ! Thanks !
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Post by inspiredron on Wed May 02, 2018 9:43 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:Used to park my last van a Sigma ( up turned catamaran hull) with a  small leveller on the front wheels so the rain water rain down the back, other wise the rain water collected into a deep pond around the Heki roof vent
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This was exactly what I suggested (in a different thread) should NOT be done if your van has the eyebrow over the bodywork join above the cab. If the van is parked nose up then some water will collect in the eyebrow and the joint may be permanently under water. That may be OK if the seal is good but even then if the held water freezes in winter it may affect the joint. By all means have the van higher at the rear by putting the back wheels on small ramps - then the eyebrow slots will let the water out. The roof should still drain.


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Post by gemdeco on Fri May 04, 2018 7:16 am

Hi Everyone
        My AS Surrey and now my Gloucester both collect water on the roof,when I get home I put the front wheels on 2" blocks of wood and the water runs off and helps stop the roof going green
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Post by Norwich Lass on Fri May 04, 2018 7:29 am

Yes - thought about this ! Sounds a bit daft worrying about water but ice could be dangerous ?
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Post by rogersrimini on Tue May 08, 2018 10:25 am

This is a perrennnial: I'm on my 5th AS and hve a slightly sloping drive. Everyone has had a low spot or some trapping point for water, resulting in precarious roof cleaning once or twice  year. Current traps are between roof lights and in the rollout awning mechanism. The latter can result in a soaking for anyone opening / shutting the passenger door!
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Post by Norwich Lass on Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 am

Thanks ! ( I think ! )
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