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Ben -- I live in Gilbert & work on RV`s here at my home shop -- If you like, pull the trailer over & I`ll have a look & give you a guesstomate on what it will take to repair the damage -- All`s not lost -- I have a motorhome here now that was neglected & now the bedroom paneling is mush -- So you`re not the only one with problems -- The impossible only takes a little longer -- Bill Willard 480-540-7377

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Check your clerance lights across the front also. This sometimes can be the source of a leak.


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After you get the damage repaired, seal all the roof seams and edges with Eternabond.

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gbopp wrote:

After you get the damage repaired, seal all the roof seams and edges with Eternabond.


I bought a 50ft roll of the stuff already. When doing the edges, are you basically folding it over the edges so its like a 90 degree elbow?

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Black mold can be a significant health issue. From your description, as a minimum I would want the front cap removed, and proceed from there as to how much else is needed.
Companies that clean and remove black mold work in full hazmat protective gear.

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BB_TX wrote:

Black mold can be a significant health issue. From your description, as a minimum I would want the front cap removed, and proceed from there as to how much else is needed.


I 100% agree. The plan will be to remove the whole front cap and remedy the mold first. I couldn't do that yesterday because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get it back on to tow it as it's 2 hours away from my house

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AzHunter79 wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

Black mold can be a significant health issue. From your description, as a minimum I would want the front cap removed, and proceed from there as to how much else is needed.


I 100% agree. The plan will be to remove the whole front cap and remedy the mold first. I couldn't do that yesterday because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get it back on to tow it as it's 2 hours away from my house


consult with a mold expert. If it's black mold it's nothing to mess with until neutralized. I believe bleach solution will kill it.


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I doubt you will get any compensation for the leak. Who will do the repairs for you?

And with the front leaking expect other leaks visible or not. Pull everything you can - drawers, cabinet sides/floors etc inspect for water marks and dry rot with a ice pick. Go over every square inch looking for issues.


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AzHunter79 wrote:

gbopp wrote:

After you get the damage repaired, seal all the roof seams and edges with Eternabond.


I bought a 50ft roll of the stuff already. When doing the edges, are you basically folding it over the edges so its like a 90 degree elbow?

Yes. I put the Eternabond about 1/2 inch onto the rain gutter. It the sealed the edges. If I didn't have a gutter I would have attached it to the side wall. Take your time and apply it straight/level.

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gbopp wrote:

AzHunter79 wrote:

gbopp wrote:

After you get the damage repaired, seal all the roof seams and edges with Eternabond.


I bought a 50ft roll of the stuff already. When doing the edges, are you basically folding it over the edges so its like a 90 degree elbow?

Yes. I put the Eternabond about 1/2 inch onto the rain gutter. It the sealed the edges. If I didn't have a gutter I would have attached it to the side wall. Take your time and apply it straight/level.


Did you do the whole side with one piece or cut sections to make it easier?

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