We’re sharing the dire consequences of an undetected water leak in an RV roof. Plus we have TWO lucky winners to announce in our LevelMatePRO Giveaway! Were you one of them?
Water penetrating into an RV is an insidious threat, with the potential to cause extensive damage before it’s ever detected. Routine checks and touch-up of your Dicor self-leveling lap sealant are the best precaution… very cheap insurance against what can potentially be a very expensive threat.
The RV featured in this video was purchased used by good friends of ours, and it didn’t take long for it to become apparent that water had been leaking, undetected, through some unprotected seam for some time.
Because the leak occurred slowly over a long period, the damage to the roof was able to spread gradually without becoming evident, since there were no obvious signs of water in the RV’s interior. No wet walls or ceiling and no staining. The thing that tipped our friends off was an increasingly “soft” feeling and a “crunchy” sound when they walked on one particular section of the roof. Those signs hadn’t yet become apparent when they first took ownership. But once the roof was opened up, it was obvious that the damage had been slowly spreading since well before they bought their rig… possibly a result of its location at the time: Oregon.
When we saw the damage, we were pretty shocked that it could get that bad without being evident inside the rig. Watch the video and you’ll see that when it comes to leaks, an ounce of inspection is worth a ton of cure!
Now about that Giveaway…
The LevelMatePRO Wireless Bluetooth leveling device is one of our favorite pieces of RV tech, and it’s been one of the most popular RV products we’ve ever featured. So it’s no surprise that we received a whopping 2,836 entries in our giveaway! Hearty congratulations go out to John J. (entry #867) who will be putting his LevelMatePRO to good use on his Keystone Hideout, and Frank K. (entry #1,563) who will be installing his prize into his Forest River Grey Wolf.
Ironically, both of our winners own travel trailers, even though we’ve only demonstrated the unit on motorhomes so far (both with and without jack systems). Since the LevelMatePRO was originally designed for towables, we’ll be shooting a video on a travel trailer later this year, where we can demonstrate its additional functionality for towables: Recall Hitch Position, which helps you return your hitch to the exact height that it was when you disconnected. We can’t wait to see that in action!
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