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Post by Burford Ram on Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:05 pm

I have just purchased a new Burford and when we parked the vehicle at home from the first floor window we have a good view of the roof of the unit, we noticed that the rain sit on the roof around the front of the vehicle and does not drain away. The puddle is about 4 feet long and surrounds the front roof light and the joint between the roof and the front cab. Could this be a problem in the future with the water freezing and affecting the joints?
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Post by Gromit on Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:12 pm

Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!!  rolleyes

They are all like that - depending on how level they are when parked up. As far as I'm aware no-one has ever reported the sort of problem you envisage.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:15 pm

Mine is like that, just have to remember not to use the driver's door after heavy rain or you get wet. hugegrins

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Post by Caraman on Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:34 pm

Mine is the same.  It needs more frequent cleaning to avoid staining and mould growing in the sealant.
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Post by Molly3 on Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Park it on a pair wood ramps  to help water run off
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Post by Burford Ram on Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 pm

I have purchased a pair of chocks and parking on them while at home so as not to have standing water on the roof just with all the problems associated with 'damp' it seems a strange design.
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Post by Burford Ram on Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:50 pm

I think I should just add that we think the motorhome is excellent and the layout inside is just what we were looking for and to drive it is a dream.
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Post by Quilter on Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:38 pm

It’s a pain after overnight rain: bright sunshine, windscreen clean and ready to go, drive off and whoosh !  A great waterfall down the windscreen blocking your view and bringing down all the leaves and grot.

We’ve also had odd looks from people who think we’ve driven off with waste water discharging as the stream of water from above tends to follow you for some distance.

Enjoy your new van...
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Post by Pete Taylor on Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:43 pm

Remember not to set off with either of the cab windows open!  lol4

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Post by gemdeco on Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm

Hi Everyone
    Our AS Gloucester is the same over the winter I raise the front about 4" on wooden blocks ,this helps to stop the puddles on the roof
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Post by inspiredron on Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 am

I used to park mine severely nose up. However every time I drove off I had the deluge down the windscreen. I realised that a lot of the water released had been held behind the 'eyebrow' at the front of the van. At that point I decided that it was better to park horizontally to avoid the damage that water freezing in the eyebrow might do.

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Post by bolero boy on Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:00 am

im not sure that 'they are all like that' is any sort of answer...perhaps they all shouldnt be like that?

its bad enough owners getting soaked when standing on a door tread , tilting the van and causing a deluge, but the mention above of freezing rang some alarm bells...

not only freezing water potentially doing damage on the roof but also lumps of ice (rather than water) sliding off the roof and landing on the unsuspecting cab entrant below...ouch.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Carthago Compactline?

Sniff...…     quick_run

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Post by bolero boy on Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Pete, my comment re: water pooling (and possibly freezing) on the roof of any range of MHs is applicable to any...

i certainly wouldn't be very happy knowing that, every time it rained,  water would be lying there until i either got in it (and got in on the head) or drove off and it ran all over the van...    

in any range of similar vans, the good and bad design can be covered with 'theyre all like that' but it doesnt tell you if the comment refers to good or bad...

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Post by Paramedic on Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:33 pm

The two litres of water captured on our roof tends to run down the near side of the windscreen when first moving off so no problem really. Cleaned the roof last week, the sealant along the join is certainly blackened for being submerged, therefore will need regular inspection for integrity. fishing

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