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Icon4 I need a solution to a major water leak problem!

Well, not really a leak. This problem presented itself in the passed 3 days. The white truck, seen here:



It was sitting outside for about 6 weeks, and got snow and ice on the top. I backed the truck into the shop a couple of days ago because I wanna get going on customizing the interior so I can use it for work. Anyways, the shop is a nice toasty 60F. and the ice on the top, made the fiberglass ice cold. What happened was, condensation gathered on the inside of the truck on the cieling in the box, and creating a crapload of water droplets that dripped on everything that was in the truck. I did not know this was occuring. and upon inspection the floor, which had a piece of carpet is SOAKED! not only that, mold was starting to form. So I removed everything, including the wet carpet and now everything is drying out. However, I need to fix this issue, since when Im done the truck will be loaded with tools and equipment and I cant have water dripping on everything... any ideas? Ill get pics of the cieling, however all it is is fiberglass...
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The problem is it's not insulated and the reason why is because it's ment to let light in the box area.You can stop condensation by insulaing the roof but you will lose the light coming through the roof.
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I wonder if I could take some clear plastic, like plexyglass or something, and put it over the ribs, and then somehow channel the water...
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they make insulation foam...we used that on my boss's truck when we got a hole in the roof...worked great!
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the insulation would be the easiest fix and prob the cheapest. Are you going to reinstall the carpet?
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Another way to cure condensation is the use a water proof vent in the roof, movement of air stops condensation and mold.Cheap and easy to install.
Here's what i mean...........
http://www.rvstuffusa.com/plasticroofventbybarker.html
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Ya, that might actually be something to look into. However it cant sit too high like the one you picked out because of clearance issues getting it thru the garage door. Hell we cut the body in half and lowered it (thats what the silver stripe is for) just so it would fit thru the door. I have ALOT of flat styrofoam I was thinkin i might be able to use... Ima hafta give this some serious thought, hopefully someone whos a bit more ingeniuos than me will see this thread and come up with a good bullet proof fix - dad would come in handy for this issue...


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I've seen them for the sides to only smaller.
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