Carvan roof pin holes

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 17:25
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We have a 20 yo Windsor 16' pop top and last holiday the interior light filled with water. Plenty of previous patching but wondering what suggestions these wonderful gurus here can give. I suggested getting a new roof and the DH almost had a seizure. The interior is like new and its garraged all the time so I don't want to part with the old girl just yet
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 19:09

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 19:09
How much is a new roof?
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Follow Up By: didiaust - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 19:22

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 19:22
Haven't got to stage 2 - getting a price

Have to get a price for shock therapy first as the DH isn't over stage1 - the actuall suggestion to get a new roof
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Reply By: Member - len W SWANSEA (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:19

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:19
hi there didiaust

a few years back i had the same problem with my also a but that doesn't matter i also looked into putting a new roof on it doing the work myself having worked in the caravan building industry for 14 years
any way what i settled for was to clean the roof the best i could then replaced the silicon scraping off the old and replacing it with new naturally only on the top of the van after doing this i used steel wool to buff up the allumimum washed it clean let it dry and i went to bias boating and got hold of some two pack exterior boat paint mixed it up using a small paint roller i rolled paint over the roof letting one coat dry then applying another until i had none left
took me a few days but i can tell you i had the van for another 3 years without another problem oh and yes i told the guy that finally ended up buying it off me do do the same if it happened again
hope this helps .................... len

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Reply By: ian - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 07:49

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 07:49
Why make more work for yourself?
spend $20 on a tarp and tie it on if it looks like rain.
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Follow Up By: didiaust - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:06

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:06
Thanks fellas

Len your just down the road from us - we are at Bel Nth. I will show your reply to the master of inertia when he comes home . I am not sure how much he has spent at Bunnings on products but the marine place might be getting a visit.

Ian - there is no way he will consider the tarp- we got away from tarps when we gave up the tent. I suggested it too but if llooks could kill - I'de be pushing up daisys now
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Reply By: GypsyOne - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:33

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:33
I'd be going for the new roof and then you will probably get another 20 years out of the van if it is as good a condition as you say.

Of course you could always divide to cost of the new roof by 20 and see what the annual cost it....

Money well spent IMO.
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