Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4
How important *are* those roof caps?

Hi all -- first post here. My sportsmobile is a '95 Dodge 2wd (which seems to be a definite minority here ) acquired from my folks with very low miles. They kept it garaged, but the clearance in my garage doesn't allow for that, and I've had to keep it outside the past few years. The little plastic caps over the bolts on the roof have all disintegrated over time. So far I haven't noticed any signs of leakage, but I'm wondering if they are necessary to prevent it in the future.

Thanks!

Eric W.
__________________

__________________
1995 Dodge 2WD
EricW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mmocken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 296
Garage
Send a message via AIM to mmocken
Welcome to the board!

We are in the minority...for now! Post some picks of your 95.

I think the caps are for cover not sealing. You can get extra caps from SMB too.

For your garage issues...
- Try adjusting you garge door opener. I used an adjustment screw the increased the up travel. You might also manually disconnect your door and push it higher than the opener. My dad used to have a 2x4 cut to length to hold the door open higher.
- SMB put lowering shackels on the rear leafs on mine. Any shop can do it...but it wore out the right rear 'jounce' bumper.

Keep you SMB in the garage...it will last you so much longer.
__________________

__________________
Thanks, Marty


--->
Marty's 'BearsMobile'

1995 Dodge SMB EB-20 + modified for shower in back, PH Microlite Starcool. 130k miles young!
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/alb...a37caeae3a.jpg
mmocken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 205
Send a message via Yahoo to lowracer
Old Skool Dodge's Rulez. Other Kindza vanz droolz...
__________________
Tent camping for now. Dreaming up a new 4x4 SMB. Gas or Diesel?
lowracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Scalf77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 1,147
I would definitely ask Sportsmobile for the caps. With the cap off you would have a small cup collecting water in it. The butyl rubber that they use is very good a making a seal, but the cap keeps it away from the bolt. I had a failure on a roof seal and it did not leak when parked in my drive way (slanted) , but when I went camping and had a level spot it showed up. The caps on the inside are the same size and you move them to the top while you get replacements.



Greg
__________________
2004 E350 EB V10 E/PH 2WD
Scalf77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 4
Thanks for the replies and welcome! Sounds like a phone call to Sportsmobile may be in order before the next winter

Regarding garaging my SMB, unfortunately the clearance isn't due to the height of the door, but A) the height of the door header and B) the MASSIVE support beam that runs laterally across the garage half-way in and holds up a second-story bedroom. Don't think I want to be messin' with that

See what I can do about getting some pictures posted...

Eric W.
__________________
1995 Dodge 2WD
EricW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Beni

hildems

MCSporty

MSD
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.