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Old 07-15-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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While on the road traveling, I take note of camper rigs as I see them, mainly because Im jealous because I have not got to use mine thus for this year. Sometimes so jealous I want to salute them with a half peace sign!!!!!

This past Wednesday, Kitty and I were traveling when I noticed a strange looking fifth wheel meeting us. It appeared to have a dome of some type on top. As we met it was obvious it had a hole in the rubber roof allowing air to be forced in blowing it up like a balloon. This led me to ponder, I wonder if the driver even knows?

Has anyone else witness this?
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I haven't seen that but I do remember seeing cars with a vinyl roof doing that back in the 60's & 70's. I think that was caused by a low pressure area over the roof while the car was moving. Bernoulli Effect I think it's called.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:34 PM   #3
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Have seen it periodically on FWs and TTs. Shows that people don't maintain roofs as they should.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:53 PM   #4
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Hummmmmm, now it makes me ponder; "Is the same thing happening on the roof of my camper?" and if so, "how would I know?"
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Hummmmmm, now it makes me ponder; "Is the same thing happening on the roof of my camper?" and if so, "how would I know?"
A Go-Pro camera securely fastened to something on the roof, like the ladder? Take it out for a drive on the highway and have someone cling tenaciously to the fridge vent? (J/K). Have them follow behind and report their observations.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:09 PM   #6
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I have seen it once. Did a double take as it looked like a weather balloon on the roof.


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Old 07-17-2016, 06:59 PM   #7
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I just noticed, I used the wrong spelling for the word. Did anyone notice?
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I would think you would know because if air can get in , water can get in therefore you would have a roof leak.
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:01 PM   #9
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If they ever looked at the roof I would think it would be obvious. Then again, I be many never look or think about their roof. One day when their roof is laying over the rear of the RV they will notice it !
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That's why I always close all windows and vents before I leave. The kitchen exhaust vent too.
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