roof drain off holes

pamie

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has anyone got a tip what to use for the drain off holes on top of the MH to stop the rubbish going down it please
 

TerryL

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Pamie, are you sure you've got roof drain holes? I'm not familiar with the Hobby but have never come across these on motorhomes (we had them on the coaches and they could be a pain - an old curtain wire seemed to do the trick though). I'd be suspicious of any holes in the top of a motorhome!

If you're problem is water lying, that's different. Parked level most vans have areas that don't drain properly and, provided all the seals are good, temporarily it shouldn't be a problem. For longer term, such as in storage, I've seen vans up on levelling ramps to give an adequate slope for water to drain off.

Hope that helps.
 
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pamie

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quite sure they are drain off holes there is a small pipe either side under the van where it drains away to its leaves and those pine needles that get in them, thats what i was told they were, maybe i should put a wire down just to check its a hobby 750 2001
 
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My Sundance has them, drain holes either side just behind the high top.
I use a drain unblocker wire, available from most hardware stores. Looks like a length of steel coiled wire. I will try to get a link for you. They are usually used for sticking down a domestic u-bend to clear a blockage, but push out pine needles just as well.
 
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pamie

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My Sundance has them, drain holes either side just behind the high top.
I use a drain unblocker wire, available from most hardware stores. Looks like a length of steel coiled wire. I will try to get a link for you. They are usually used for sticking down a domestic u-bend to clear a blockage, but push out pine needles just as well.
I would have to go up from the bottom with an unblocker wire mine are at the back of the MH, on the roof it looks like what you see in your bathroom sink when you pull the plug out, round metal with holes in it, i have sent for some modeling mesh its very fine that should sort it out up top tape that over it then none can go down
 
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