Storm Damage

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  1. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    The storm last night which continues into today has left it's mark.

    Something has smashed into the roof of our MH and broken the roof light over the dinette into tiny pieces. Once the wind drops we will have to check the rest of the roof.

    A neighbour was restoring a romany caravan and that has also probably suffered damage as the tarp he was using to cover it is in the hedge at the front of us. Too windy to retrieve it at the moment.
     
  2. GJH

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    Rotten luck. Hope the insurance is quick to pay out and you get it sorted out quickly.
     
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    Sorry to hear that PD, it was quite scary last night, I thought my roof was going to do a flyer and I'm sure my house was moving. Hopefully I won't get any phone message from Oban about my cabin being flattened.
     
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    I'm hoping it is just the roof light. The whole unit will need to be replaced :(, not sure how much that will cost.
     
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    Fingers crossed it is only the roof light that is broken, provided you can get one quickly will hopefully be a quick and easy repair

    Keeping it watertight could be the issue

    Good luck
     
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    Sorry to hear that - as above, if just the roof light it is a relatively quick and not too expensive repair
     
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    Martin has just gone down to Travis to get some long screws and will screw a board over it - will seal the edges with boat tape as a temp repair.

    The repair place is busy with their own vans so waiting for them to get back to me.
     
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    Duck tape should do the trick without the need to screw into the roof. Have made many temporary dinghy repairs this way
     
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    The duct tape lasted less than half an hour..... winds are still 70 / 80 mph here.
     
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    ... and you've been up on the roof??? [​IMG]
     
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    screwing into the roof does sound rather extreme, you may not be covered for that additional repair if it goes to insurance
     
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    Ah..... Back to plan B then.
     
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    Sorry to hear this, can you not seal the gap internally with duct tape?
     
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    Sorry you're having a bit of a trial Mrs P - hope you find a safe way to get a temporary repair on x
     
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    Please allow me to try to explain to you duck tape guys out there! Assuming a roof light is 500mm square you buy a piece of board 7oomm square place over the roof light so it overlaps, then with a batten on the inside of the roof you drill though that and screw into the board on the outside. This is just a way of clamping the covering board down there is no requirement to drill into the roof at all.

    Hope you can follow this.
     
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    You beat me to it, that's what I was just typing out :D
     
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    Fair comment - a very good solution if long enough screws can be found
     
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    So sorry to hear of this Pd and hope that there is a quick fix.
    @trophychap has come up with a sound solution imo with no potential collateral damage in #15.
    Good luck.
     
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    Good one tc!(y)
     
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    Hope you get it sorted soon
     
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