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Old 11-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Rain water in storage bays

Just drove for the first time in the rain and collected quite a bit of water in the storage bays. Has anyone else had this problem with a Phaeton? I tried tightening up the latches but doubt that was the problem. Looking for help!! Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Just drove for the first time in the rain and collected quite a bit of water in the storage bays. Has anyone else had this problem with a Phaeton? I tried tightening up the latches but doubt that was the problem. Looking for help!! Thanks.
I had the same problem with my last MH and found out it was the bottom of the seal that was not seating when the door was closed. My fix was to replace the seal at the bottom with a backer piece and no more problems. Your fix will be take it back to the dealer for warranty work.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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I'll probably wind up doing that. Just hoping it was something simple I could fix. Trying to avoid the 150 mile trip to Buffalo.
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I also have had leaks in the basement compartments. Adjusted all the doors and that got rid of the majority of them. Also found leaks at the lower leading edge of the compartments as well. Have sealed them from the outside with silicone caulking. Have just a slight leak left there and will reseal when I get the coach back out in the spring. The last leak I have is in the electrical bay directly behind the LR wheels. They throw an immense amount of water up directly onto the opening where the electrical cable runs through to the outside. I'm thinking longer mud flaps behind the rear wheels. Also an idea from Rob and Sue (I think) Making up a short piece of material that replicates the cable and place that in the opening. But as Hardy 1000 said, with a new coach, the dealer should handle the issue.

Have you done that drivers test yet?
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Thanks for the ideas. I tried the light in the compartments last night and found that I wasn't closing the doors tight. They seem to latch but if you close them harder they pull up tighter?? That got rid of all the visible openings. Will try the hose when it warms up a little.
Haven't taken the test yet, think I will wait till we get back from TX in April. Have a year on the permit.
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I'll probably wind up doing that. Just hoping it was something simple I could fix. Trying to avoid the 150 mile trip to Buffalo.
Give Tiffin a call and discuss the issue with them. They will probably authorize the fix and any RV shop, inlieu of a 150 mile trip to your dealer.

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I had same problem with 2003 Allegro Bay. Solution: caulk all seams. Put light in compartment, close door and see where you see light from outside. Use caulk generously. Compartments have now been dry six years.
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I had same problem with 2003 Allegro Bay. Solution: caulk all seams. Put light in compartment, close door and see where you see light from outside. Use caulk generously. Compartments have now been dry six years.
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That's what the tech's in Red Bay did to fix my leaks. One got inside the basement compartment and the other on the outside. I forget which one had the light. They told me that when the compartments were welded, some of the seams blew through.
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