1995 Tioga Montara Had a Leak - Ouch!

by Bill Cooley
(Huntington Beach, CA)

Inside Damage On Overhead Bunk Area

Inside Damage On Overhead Bunk Area

Inside Damage On Overhead Bunk Area Delamination... An RV'rs Worst Nightmare Peeling Off The Skin... Deep Into the Rebuild!



In 2008 I bought a used Tioga Montara from who I thought was a decent fella. He had it for about 8 years, and seemed to be on the up and up. When I got it home, it rained a few days later and I went inside to see droplets of water coming through the ceiling in the cabover area. Needless to say, he didn't tell me about the leak. A thorough review if the receipts showed that he had been dealing with the leak since he bought it.
In retrospect, now I realize why the seller had the heater system blower on when I first came to see it. He was getting rid of the smell caused by a long time water leak. Anyway, I should have given him the motor home back right away. There was a lot of internal damage, and I got estimates of $5,000 to $8000 to fix it. He gave me $2,000 back. BY this time I had done additional damage by poking at the damaged roof, and couldn't return the motorhome.

Anyway, I had the rubber roof reroofed, and the cabover rebuilt for the lower 5K estimate. Now 4 years later, it's coming apart and leaking again. I've attached some pictures to show the rebuild.

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Nov 12, 2016
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Roof fix
by: Troy

I had the same problem on my Montara.The rubber edges of the roof on top had shrunk away from the edgesand water leaking down the sides causing bulging of fiberglass from the wood expanding.Bought 4" rubber tape for $60.00 and taped down the edges.Then i cleaned the roof with acetone $8.00.After that painted the roof with liquid rubber $170 after applying primer $ 70.00. Total cost $308 and a couple weekends of elbow grease.Been 3 years now and not one drop of water!!! Most times you dont need to replace the entire rubber roof unless you have holes and damage.Was not that hard to do and if I to do it again i would have pressure washed the roof first.

Sep 06, 2015
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Rear bedroom corner leak?..? Top or corner leak?
by: Minnie leak

We went thru the cab over leaks and luckily pulled and
Re-sealed the front glass before bad wood damage? BUT,, now the drivers side rear corner, back bedroom has water damage from top corner ,narrow down to the nightstand, then widens to the back window. Seems solid below this area. Has anyone experienced a rear corner leak like this? We are surprised as we just paid for a roof " clean and seal" from a well known Camping company in this World!?
Thanks for any Helpful direction, Wet Winnie!

May 14, 2013
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2002 sunseeker, multiple leaks
by: Tom K

My son bought a new sunseeker class c in 2002. The front over cab area has been repaired 3 times so far due to leaks. It is leaking again now-thus my reason for being on this sight. Looking for help/info. A local RV repair shop quoted him $3500 - "but we only do those in the winter".
So, it looks like I will be doing most of the work. The part I and II repair info here is great. The epoxy sounds like the real deal. So thanks and wish us luck!!

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