Is this a common occurance?

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  1. Letsgetaway

    Letsgetaway

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    Hi

    Having got back home after being out and about we noticed water on the table, floor and seat which had come through the roof light :Sad: - granted it was absolutely lashing down. We took it back to the dealer and they told us the water/rain gets blown in and is a common problem with all types of vans :Confused:

    They did drop the bottom frame for me to have a look and there was no sign of water penetration.

    Do any of you get the same thing happening? If it's that's common I guess I'll be hearing from all of you:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Many thanks
    Rachel
     
  2. Chris

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    It doesn't happen with our van.
     
  3. Carol

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    Never had that problem.
     
  4. chrisgreen

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    no its not common,never had it in any of the van's i have owned:Doh:
     
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    Nor mine.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    depends on the type of roof light fitted.

    some have slight but permenant ventilation even when closed but the rain would need to be horizontal and in a force 9 gale to find its way in.

    stick a free running hose pipe on the roof for while and see if it still leaks then..if it does, you have a failed seal
     
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  7. Letsgetaway

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    Hi

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    It is the type that's like a sun roof with a windy handle (and permenant ventilation) rather than a small sky light.

    Off to try the running hose pipe on now.

    Thanks again and keep them coming :Smile:
     
  8. Pigwam

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    Sort of defeats the object, if its meant to let water in then it will have a warning in the handbook.

    But somehow i doubt its made to let water in - email the manufacturer - then you will know for sure.
     
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    We have one of those (Heki 3) and never any problems with water penetration when it's closed.
     
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    No ours doesn't either - even with full force from hosepipe or even pressure washer
    Wyn
     
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    I don't how old your RAPIDO motorhome is....ours is year 2011...and we have what you call the windy handle type......now our RAPIDO dealer made a point of telling us, when you wind the roof light down even though it looks closed keep winding (not with great excessive force to break it) until you come a stop....then and only if needed just wind it back in the opposite direction about a 1/4 turn so its fit into the recess....he said this is to seal the roof light...its just a thought you may not have been completely closed.

    Now to answer your question... NO... we do not get any water in when the roof light is closed.

    Mel
     
  12. wizzer59

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    Got one on my motorhome and two on the caravan and no water has ever come in unless they are open:thumb:
     
  13. Letsgetaway

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    Thanks for all your replies. Yep, it's a leaky seal, now back dealers to sort:thumb:
     
  14. Chris

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    I would have a go at them too for feeding you bullsh*t.
     
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    easy enough to fix providing it hasnt been leaking for a long time and rotted the wooden batten frame.
     
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    Yes.

    It needs a lot of wind and rain in a certain direction and then it can blow a bit of water over the sill. Only happened twice in 5 years.
     
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    Well we sat through a 3 hour thunder storm the other night and is was lashing it down and not one drop of rain so I would be heading back to the dealer and getting it fixed. Bloody cheek I think to tell you the bullS1it.......

    Don
     
  18. spongy

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    we had it happen in a thunderstorm once, mind you the skylight was open at the time.

    spongy
     
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