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Old 03-05-2022, 01:08 PM   #1
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Moisture in ceiling From roof leak

Anyone have to deal water / moisture in ceiling of there 5th wheel?
Took it it of storage and walked into some water streaks and condensation in ceiling lights!
Had AC running system nice we opened it but still want to make sure itís dried up!!
Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-05-2022, 01:54 PM   #2
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Get up on the roof and look for cracked or loose sealant and repair it at least twice a year. A water leak will ruin a RV in short order, it will rot it from the inside out and it's very hard to dry out an enclosed area such as a ceiling.
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I hav done that!! Now looking to dry any moisture that’s in the ceiling!???
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I use an electric heater aimed at the wet area, keeping a safe distance of course. Hot to touch is obviously too close. This helps if the needed area to dry out is accessible and the heater can have an effect, not for a remote area far away from the heater placement.

Also, would only do this if you can periodically check on things.

Never had to do this on a ceiling, so getting the heater up there seems a challenge.

If you have serious ceiling surface damage, you probably should pull down some of that ceiling to check for real damage in the structure.
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Thank you sir!
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Trying to think of a way to access the ceiling space and not coming up with much. Perhaps removing recessed light fixtures and rigging something to move some air thru. Tape muffin fan (computer fan) over an opening (light fixture hole). Th light fixture might provide 12V power.
Good luck!
Side note; was having warranty work done some years back and was watching and chatting with the tech doing th work. He commented “these things love to break . . . and leak. Job security.”
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Old 03-05-2022, 05:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like it may work! Thanks buddy!
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You may be able to get some inner roof air circulation by removing the inside plastic trim piece on your ceiling vents, 4 screws and they drop down.
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