Large camper van with water entering roof skylight - help.

#1
As title. Got a large camper van, now got water coming in through the skylight. Taking it apart the wood ceiling is damp and seems the water is “ sliding” under the roof cladding between the skin and wood ceiling.

Anyone know a product to dry out the wood and also seal it?

Any tips tricks ?
 

greyfergie

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#2
I dare say to have water ingress the seal has gone around or under the skylight itself.... up on the roof either with silicone or a new seal (don’t walk on it - it won’t be strong enough) the ceiling will then dry out naturally or you can open the windows and get some heating in there.... don’t do it too harshly or you may start warping things
 

Guns

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#8
Friend had this on his RV and they scrapped it. Insurance company said that once water gets in the structure can’t dry out and the problem needs the whole roof taking off and the structure then needs rebuilding. In the end they wrote it off.
 

Guns

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#9
I’d check your insurance and look to claim.
 
#14
I’d be trying to get it into a heated barn and taking the roof back to the frame if that’s possible.

In my experience botch jobs just seal the misery in for future nause
 
#16
Yes, assuming it's otherwise decent I'd be looking to take it to a bodyshop and have the repairs done properly. The ply should in any case be marine ply so I'd guess it's a case of drying it out properly and refitting the skylight with new seals.
 
#17
Damp in a motorhome is the kiss of death unless fixed professionally it:s virtually unsaleable,
usually two sheets of aluminium or plastic sandwiching polystyrene which will NOT dry out,
fortunately there is a firm near me who specialise in it should I be unlucky, but it is expensive'
but weigh that against the fact that your moho is worth very little untill it's done
cheap option ...get some sikiflex around it and hope for the best. sikiflex/sikoflex? cant remember now.
 
#18
#20
As title. Got a large camper van, now got water coming in through the skylight. Taking it apart the wood ceiling is damp and seems the water is “ sliding” under the roof cladding between the skin and wood ceiling.

Anyone know a product to dry out the wood and also seal it?

Any tips tricks ?
'Dekaseal' from Roadpro is a non setting mastic and can be used to reset your skylight with very good results.

Does your van have a GRP roof with a composite roof lining or is it an older model. The make, model and year would be useful to know.

If your van has a wooden structure then water will soon become a problem and needs to be sorted before the rot sets in.

Cheers,

R
 

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