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Old 07-11-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Well, folks, I've done about all I can reasonably do to locate and solve my leak that drips from the front overhead TV compartment. When I recently replaced my old CRT TV with the flatscreen, I could see water stains on the old TV cabinet but could not see any stains on the coach structure above it. Here is what I have done so far:

1. removed the King Dome, replaced all screws with longer/bigger stainless screws and used 3M 4200 urethane marine caulk in the holes, under the dome and on top of the screws.

2. removed the dicor from around both antennae and recaulked with 3M 4200. The radio antenna is sectioned and I paid special attention to that.

3. removed all the old rubber trim from around the windshield, inspected carefully, and replaced with new trim.

4. removed the marker lights again, cleaned the gaskets I had made previously, and caulked everything when I reinstalled them.

5. I fashioned a gizmo to fit in the small window near the passenger, used a leaf blower with a hose, and pressurized the rig. I sprayed a soapy solution on and around everything on the roof, around the top of the windshield, the market lights, and around the windows on the front of the rig. No bubbles appeared.

6. I had the DW get inside while I sprayed a stong stream of water around everything on the roof, the markers and the windshield.

I even called the previous owner (who was most gracious and helpful) to see if there had ever been a leak in this area when he had the rig. He said no but his vote was the top of the windshield.

So far, we are dry after my spraying the water on everything. I'm anxious for the next frog-strangler rainstorm to see if we're OK.
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Well, folks, I've done about all I can reasonably do to locate and solve my leak that drips from the front overhead TV compartment. When I recently replaced my old CRT TV with the flatscreen, I could see water stains on the old TV cabinet but could not see any stains on the coach structure above it. Here is what I have done so far:

1. removed the King Dome, replaced all screws with longer/bigger stainless screws and used 3M 4200 urethane marine caulk in the holes, under the dome and on top of the screws.

2. removed the dicor from around both antennae and recaulked with 3M 4200. The radio antenna is sectioned and I paid special attention to that.

3. removed all the old rubber trim from around the windshield, inspected carefully, and replaced with new trim.

4. removed the marker lights again, cleaned the gaskets I had made previously, and caulked everything when I reinstalled them.

5. I fashioned a gizmo to fit in the small window near the passenger, used a leaf blower with a hose, and pressurized the rig. I sprayed a soapy solution on and around everything on the roof, around the top of the windshield, the market lights, and around the windows on the front of the rig. No bubbles appeared.

6. I had the DW get inside while I sprayed a stong stream of water around everything on the roof, the markers and the windshield.

I even called the previous owner (who was most gracious and helpful) to see if there had ever been a leak in this area when he had the rig. He said no but his vote was the top of the windshield.

So far, we are dry after my spraying the water on everything. I'm anxious for the next frog-strangler rainstorm to see if we're OK.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Man I hate water leaks. Hopefully you have fixed yours.
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