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Old 07-03-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Help!! Have a leak in 2007 Inspire bedroom slideout

After a week of some intense rain and wind, we discovered a pretty substantial leak on the floor of the passenger side bedroom slideout. I have checked the top and the rubber gasket looks okay and there are no open spaces on the edges. The side gaskets are all in good condition. The was a little water under the furnace located in the vicinity of the wet area. We found some moisture under the bedroom sink but found no leaks at the water lines nor at the drain connection. I did find some openings on the inside at the bottom on both sides of the inner frame after the slide is completely out. The moisture is located along the ledge that supports the slideout and was not found on the walls or wood trim. The roof is well caulked and no other leaks have been found. Does anyone have any ideas that can help us look for any other locations where water can enter? Thanks for your help in advance. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! And God bless out troops.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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I am starting to think this is a common occurance. We have a 2005 Country Coach Inspire. We have had a leak in every slide. We still have one on the drivers side slide . We have been unable to determine where it is coming from. We are not sure you can ever get everything sealed tight on these things. Good luck finding your problem. Maybe it will help me too.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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There are 5 surfaces to each slideout room. Alot of people miss that fifth section when checking for leaks which is the outside face of the slide. Check all the seams and caulk with clear caulking. Visually look at the seams, you might be able to see some sections that are missing caulking. The water will get in the seam and travel under the floor of slideout room and eventually find its way in.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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completly black out the bedroom. The have someone with a flash light go around every outside sealing edge of the slide. Look for light coming through on the inside.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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The Leak is Gone - We Hope

Thanks to all who offered to help. We followed each suggestion and after a couple of heavy rains, we think the leak is stopped. The original leak was probably caused by strong winds and driving rains. We used the flash light in the dark and found no holes. We did silicone some small holes on top of the slideout window awning and the support arms. We also put silicone on top of the dryer vent and around the heater seal. The main area where we think the leak occurred is the bottom of the slideout inside the outer rubber seal. On each side is a U bracket that runs down into the base of the slideout and each had old sealer inside. The right bracket is located exactly where we discovered the leak. We applied copious amounts of silicone to each U bracket - right and left. Again, thanks for your help, Drive safely. moandsam
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Hopefully you have corrected the problem. I did find a link that is very informative about Winter Use and the many mods that this individual has done including major caulking.
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