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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 18 hours ago #472322

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Ok so I’m looking for help and all ideas welcome.

We’ve had a major storm and all 3 roof lights that were on lowest open setting have blown open. I can manage the water issue but the front large roof light has blown off.

I need methods for affixing it if possible, repairing it if needed (I haven’t seen it yet) and how to get it secured and watertight (enough) to drive it home.
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 18 hours ago #472323

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Sorry to hear that Ste6t9.

Without seeing it I cannot suggest a fix per-se.

You could ask around for a mobile caravan repairer\workshop.

I would consider a temporary fix using either the existing cover or a waterproof fabric and a lot of duct tape (or equivalent); I would reasonably happily leave the worry of a permannet fix until I get home if I could ensure no water ingress until such time as an effective repair can be carried out.

Good luck, I hope that you find a resolution to the problem soon.
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 18 hours ago #472327

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As a quick and temporary solution, what about a Maypole roof cover
www.maypole.ltd.uk/Leisure/Caravan-Covers/caravan-top-cover
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 17 hours ago #472329

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Thingy wrote:
As a quick and temporary solution, what about a Maypole roof cover
www.maypole.ltd.uk/Leisure/Caravan-Covers/caravan-top-cover

Good suggestion Thingy B)
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 17 hours ago #472331

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Thingy wrote:
As a quick and temporary solution, what about a Maypole roof cover
www.maypole.ltd.uk/Leisure/Caravan-Covers/caravan-top-cover

Not sure if they sell those in Switzerland though.
I’ve managed to do a very temporary fix with a bin liner however sadly the hinge at the front of the rooflight it snapped off completely. However it is Hopefully with some duct tape around it secure enough to get us home next week
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 17 hours ago #472332

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We’ve managed to get a bin bag over the top of the rooflight and then pull it through and secure it with the remaining latch as it worked.


Not sure if this is enough for now but it might at least give me time to get everything dried out. We are forecast storms all day tomorrow unfortunately but then something from then onwards. Anyone know the best way to dry out sofa cushions?
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 17 hours ago #472338

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Ref the cover idea, we were away a few weeks ago and the people next door to us needed spares when they were in Italy, they ordered from Amazon and they shipped to the site in Italy, might be worth looking for a top cover on Amazon
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 17 hours ago #472342

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Ste6t9,

A bin bag\liner will not get you home, buy a tarpaulin (cut it and put it on in 2 or more layers, and don't skimp on the best tape you can buy to secue it in place) from any supermarket\hardware store and tape it down very securely, the tape residue can be cleaned up later, any water ingress may cost you a helluva lot more than a tarp and a few rolls of tape.
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Urgent help please!!! 4 months 16 hours ago #472345

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Sorry to hear of the damage it must have been frightening to you and the family. Best tape is Rooflock or Eternabond. Have your emergency assistance provider any suggestions such as moving you under cover or technical support. Are you with Red Pennant or other?
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Sofa cushions will dry out naturally albeit slowly. In France our neighbour sat in the awning admiring the lightening storm only to realise at bedtime he’d left tow large roof lights open. The bedding and cushions were soaked. They hung the bedding outside to dry and hired a dehumidifier to tackle the caravan seating and internals.
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