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Old 01-17-2016, 06:12 PM   #1
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water in ceiling light fixture of Jayflight 26BHS

After a big rain, we found water in the light fixture above the bathroom sink in our 2015 Jayflight 26BHS. I've been on the roof and can't see where it could be coming in. I've seen on another forum that Jayco used to have a problem with porous roofing materials, but that was a few years ago. Any ideas where I should examine more closely? I'm planning to call the closest dealer tomorrow and seek help under the warranty. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:24 PM   #2
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After a big rain, we found water in the light fixture above the bathroom sink in our 2015 Jayflight 26BHS. I've been on the roof and can't see where it could be coming in. I've seen on another forum that Jayco used to have a problem with porous roofing materials, but that was a few years ago. Any ideas where I should examine more closely? I'm planning to call the closest dealer tomorrow and seek help under the warranty. Thanks!
It could be at the seam where the roof material laps over the back or side wall.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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Or it could be a cracked or poorly sealed skylight (if there's one near the light fixture location). If you have a skylight, remove the inside plastic dome and look for signs of water. It's easier to see cracks in the exterior skylight cover from the inside, too.

I have a lot of unhappy experience with the cracked skylight problem. Good luck finding your leak.
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It could be at the seam where the roof material laps over the back or side wall.
Also, pull the light cover off and see if the water is following your electrical wiring through that horizontal hole in the ceiling. Check your bathroom ceiling fan that could be the culprit by water dripping onto the electrical wire and traveling through that electric raceway to the light fixture.
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Above the bathroom sink is where the black/ grey tank vents are.. There is a cover over them..some where around there is your leak...it getting in and following a wire to the fixture..
Warranty either way...get it in asap and do something for heat and moisture to limit water damage..
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:58 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody. I've ordered 50' of 4" eternabond and a Campo vent cover. To get ready, I cleaned the roof and seams with Dawn dishwashing liquid. I decided to try this before going through the effort to seek warranty work.
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if it were me, I would seek warranty work first, get the problem documented before doing anything
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:55 PM   #8
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if it were me, I would seek warranty work first, get the problem documented before doing anything
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Let the warranty service claim process take place first thus identifying the actual "root cause".

The source of the leak could be close to the light fixture as mentioned.., or be 6 feet away (i.e., A/C gasket, antenna, etc..).

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I agree with the PP's. Get the problem looked at and documented before you attempt to fix it. This may make things simpler. Most roof leaks can be traced back to the source by an experience tech.

No need to start fixing stuff until you know where to start.
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X3. If you make an attempt to fix the leak and it is still under warranty, if you have problems down the road, they will blame your attempt to fix it and void your warranty.
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