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Default Water accumulates on the Roof!

I have noticed that when we are leaving a campground after a rain. As soon as I hit the brake it looks like a dam opens on the roof! Buckets of water shoots out of the front corners of the bus!

Is there a drain system of some sort up there and mine is plugged? If so, where are the drains and how do I clear it?
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Have you climbed up there after a rain to see where it may be pooling?
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Pooling on your big solar panels??
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Pooling on your big solar panels??
Chip, I don’t think it’s on the panels. When I get going and hit the brakes two rows of water, one from each front corner will shoot out! As if there are two grooves on either side that either accumulate water or that’s where the water is guided when I brake!

I have a bit of bit of fobia of heights ever since my father fell off the ladder and broke his back! I have been up there a few times when we installed panels and when I installed a WiFi antenna! I was hoping someone knew if there is built in drain system of sort or not! So if I have to go up there again, I’d go up prepared and don’t have to do it multiple times!
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Your roof is pretty much bowed. Not much of a way to collect water other than in what has been installed on top of it. I'd wait for the next rain and get up there and look or have someone do it for you. I just thought of something. If your roof is covered with leaves or debris, then it could have gotten under the goatrails and that would allow a collection of water. Maybe you need to get up there and clean it. Just a guess.
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Water rolling down the awning is a good thing.
The awning attachment & especially the key is not leaking
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You have 40ft of roof. It is not curved front to rear. Water will just naturally puddle in some low places. It is not unusual for what you are experiencing to happen with nothing wrong. I have had that happen with all three of the coaches we have had. If it is not leaking I would not worry.
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