Before I painted, I used body filler to patch some rips and holes in the roof (from a tree limb?) Sanded and painted over, along with many other questionable and rusted rivets, I felt confident that I had fixed most of the roof issues. I was sure there would be more in the future. Heavy rains last week demonstrated some issues, and it looks like most are seams, as they all stopped when I moved the bus uphill – all but one. The one dripping on to the driver’s dash. The primary suspect is this guy. Not sure what it is or purpose, or even what problems I will cause if I caulk it/remove it?
Inside, beneath the vent, the ceiling looked like this….
Advice from the skoolie.net crowd yielded the advice the vent was not needed, and was often problematic, so I got to pryin and cuttin.
then I had to administer a beat-down, to make the roof “flush” for the new patch.
post beat down
patch installed, lotsa sticky jelly underneath and around edges
Front drip over the dash? GONE
3rd Passenger window drip? GONE
2 of the 4 rear leaks? Gone, but only 2 of them.
the 2 remaining drips are most likely due to the fact I skipped some rear seams, and was stingy on the other rear seams to conserve the 212 – yes, I knew what I was doing. So I had to crawl back up there, but at least I am confirming the 212 works. Now waiting for a bigger storm to confirm, no more leaks. Maybe I can build some cabinets now?