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Old 04-24-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Leak in Electrical Compartment

We have a 2008 Country Coach Inspire 360 sienna. While getting ready for our upcoming trip, I decided to extend the Generator, upon opening the compartment door, I notice the compartment was flooded with water. Assumed maybe I got the water in there while washing it. Cleaned it all up, and today it is raining. Decided to check out the compartment. It is flooded again! I can see water dripping form the wire harness on the top of the compartment. This harness is approx. 3 inches in from the side of the coach. Any ideas as to where this is coming from? I had just inspected the top two days ago, and all looks good. Maybe it is from the front left rearview mirror at its base, I know it is a power mirror, and maybe the seal is bad and wires go to this harness?? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2016, 05:17 PM   #2
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I had a similar leak on my previous coach. I waited until dark then took a portable work light and put it in the front compartment and closed the lid. The light will shine through any area's that will allow water to enter the front compartment.

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:52 PM   #3
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So after finding that the wires that are in the compartment, where the drip is coming from, are running up through the floor and to a panel to the left of the brake pedal, I found water coming down the inside wall. Then on the dash, below the right front of the drivers side window, there was a small line of water running out of the corner of the window. I have sealed every possible spot on the outside of the window except the sliding window itself. This has slowed the water, but not stopped it completely. Could the water actually be coming from the track of the slider? My next step is to completely seal this window to stop the water, not my desired choice, but having water in this main electrical area compartment is pretty detrimental. Any further advise? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:58 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem with our rig. Seems to be coming in the window track and flowing down the inside of the window frame, then down into the compartment.
I've sealed it but still getting some in the track but doesn't seem to be getting into the compartment now. I used some wax like sealant for boats that seems to be doing the job. Problem is that it's just a temporary patch and is an ugly dark yellow like. Also going to be hard to clean out enough to get anything to stick permanently now. I did put some more into one spot that seemed to be open and might let water in through the track. Time will tell if I got it this time. I also posted a thread on it several months ago. Water in electrical compartment
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:49 AM   #5
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I removed the small plastic weep hole protectors, and ran a solid core wire through the weep holes. The passage was blocked in several spots between weep holes. Once obstruction was cleared, I ran water into the widow track, and this flushed out more contaminates. Tested again, and saw no water inside. Hopefully this was the problem. Thought I would share.
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Update. So cleaning the weep holes did help, but did not completely stop water entering the inside track. I found that the inside channel at the top where the window slides, has some black silicone that had separated. I injected some silicone and completely fixed the problem.

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