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Old 11-15-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Water getting in around shower vent

Twice now I have found my shower full of water after sitting during rainstorms. I noticed the crossbar on the pop up vent had a water drop on it this time. It was pulled down tight. It's so low on the roof it must be splash off the roof. Curious if there is a way to seal it better? A gasket or something? Maybe take it apart and put a ring of weather stripping under the cap where it contacts the housing of the fan?
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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I find the same thing but only in the spring when I think snow melt water gets deep enough to flow over the vent lip ....only concern is if enough water entered then froze in the tank but always keep rv antifreeze in my tank and macerator
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Is this leak something new? Is there a change in where the van is parked so it has a different roof slope causing the rain to drain in a different direction?

I understand that there are some drain holes around the roof side of the vent. Maybe you should get a ladder out and check to see if they are clogged with leaves or dirt. Be careful leaning a ladder against the Sprinter without any padding. I did this once and bent the body work slightly.
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Is this leak something new? Is there a change in where the van is parked so it has a different roof slope causing the rain to drain in a different direction?

I understand that there are some drain holes around the roof side of the vent. Maybe you should get a ladder out and check to see if they are clogged with leaves or dirt. Be careful leaning a ladder against the Sprinter without any padding. I did this once and bent the body work slightly.
Happened twice now. Once during a hurricane, and once during an extended period of heavy rain. It's been parked in the same place all year. I didn't see any drain holes. Seems like a bad idea since the vent is only an inch or so above the roof .

I'll double check...
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