Leaking motorhome

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  1. kkc2010

    kkc2010 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, I am at my wits end, after spending over £3000 to sort the damp out in my MH, I go away this easter weekend to find water still coming in, it is on the side where the solar panel is, could this be the problem, the company that I took it to has sealed it but is saying that they think it should be removed because this is what is causing the problem, can any one help please? xx
     
  2. lufcdave7

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    Our panel is stuck to the roof with Sikaflex at six points, as are most panels. The only hole through the roof is for the cable which is again sealed with sikaflex.
    If your panel has been fitted in this way then just check the seal around the cable.
    If the roof has been drilled at all fixing points I would also recommend removing the panel, sealing the holes with small sections of upvc door skin and Sikaflex. Then refit the panel directly over the repairs.
     
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    Firstly,solar panels dont leak unless some fool has screwed it to the roof.
    First get up there and check to see if its stuck down or screwed down.
    If its screwed down thats your problem.
    If its stuck down,water can only enter where the cable enters.
    In either case,if I had just spent £3000 having a problem sorted and still had the original problem,I would be knocking on the door of the people that took my jam.
     
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    After spending £3k I think I'd be taking it back .. they are the 'experts' , if they 'think' the panel should be removed why did they not do that in the first place ?
     
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    don't forget the place damp is showing inside isn't necessarily the place its getting in from outside....
    water will travel to the point of least resistance, or in this case, the point of least waterproofing.
     
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    Totally agree check all over for any cracks or anywhere else water can get in not just the solar panel:thumb:
     
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