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Old 12-28-2015, 01:11 AM   #1
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Water in electrical compartment

Took the rig out to top off the fuel tank and run the generator. Opened the electrical compartment to run the gen out (interior gen switches don't work and haven't since we bought it). Found maybe a cup of rusty water in the compartment. Followed the rust stains and found it's coming in at the upper front outside right under the drivers window.
Then we had the worst rain (inches in 24 hours) ever recorded and NO leak!
Bought a digital video inspection camera and will be looking into it. Also went to to a boating supply and picked up some below the waterline caulking to temporarily seal around the window and slide! It's called "Stay Afloat" temporary sealant. Looks like a very heavy grease or maybe a wax. All I care about is getting it sealed till spring and better weather!
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From what I can see it's coming in the sliding window and pooling in the window track, then overflowing down the inside of the outside wall and into the compartment. In fact we've set a new record for rain fall and the compartment is still dry. It appears to leak only when the MH's nose is down a couple inches from level. Even bought one of the inspection camera's and didn't really find much other than the water in the channel. No soft spots, no wet wood, nothing inside that I could find.
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It finally dried out enough for me to put some sealant into suspect areas in the drivers window and have time to cure.
Went out this afternoon and there was water pooled in the window track above where I sealed.
Seems the water has been coming in at the bottom of the sliding window, draining down the inside of the window and then down the inside of the wall to the compartment.
Now that I see where it's pooling I can backtrack to where it's getting into the track.
That sloping drivers window seems to be the problem along with not being sealed when they put the window together.
Now to wait for dryer/warmer weather to seal the remaining area.
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Had the same problem during wind and rainstorms at the beach this past weekend.

Water from the roof was filling the lower window track and overwhelmed the weep holes at the driver position.

I change the angle of leveling and the problem was solved, except for the stained drapes.
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Are you weep holes plugged....or maybe even drill a few more.
The weep holes are there because they can't make a 100% seal between the window and the frame(track)...so I don't think you can expect to seal it...only manage the expected water.

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Weep holes are open. I did put more sealant inside that helped slow down the water getting into the inside track. But I see where more is needed outside, just too wet right now to do.
When we bought the rig last year I noticed one of the nice plastic weep hole covers were missing on that window and had them replace it. When I put it on I used a small dab of sealant and I've checked and the weep hole is open as is the bottom of the cover but it might be enough of a restriction to cause a problem. I'll take it off and see what happens.
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I took the covers off and used some boat sealant, the sealant is kind of a wax. Seemed to stop a lot of the water but still a little pool in the movable window opening but none in the compartment nor in the bottom of the window inside like before. Used some more of the wax stuff where I could see that it might let water in. Nice out now so I'll have to check with a hose someday.
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