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Old 12-10-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Where does the leak originate?

I have a 2010 Hurricane 30Q which I bought new and have been quite satisfied with. Recently, however, coming back from Florida, we stopped to spend the night in a Georgia state park just south of Atlanta. There were only a few sites available, all of them angled up or down or sideways. We chose the best one and leveled the coach as best we could, though still angled slightly up and to the right. All during the night there was hard rain and wind. When I got up early the next morning, I stepped in a wet area in the hallway, just to the rear of the refrigerator (which is on the left) and not far from the bathroom door to the right. I mopped the wet area and then checked the ceiling and all around the inside vent openings. Everything was dry. I removed the dresser drawers and opened all the cabinets at floor level. There was no water or even moisture in those areas, even along the interior walls. I also checked under the refrigerator and found that area dry. When we got home, I checked for cracking around all the vents on the roof and around the outside access doors to the furnace, water heater, and refrigerator. Again, I found nothing obvious. I've hosed down the roof, but no water comes in from the ceiling. What is left to check? I know there was water on the floor, enough to soak part of the carpet runner in the hall way area, yet there was no water ahead or behind or to the side of that area. I'd appreciate any thoughts about this. Thanks. Komac

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Old 12-10-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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I would look outside of the coach where the refrigerator is located. Usually, there is an air grate at the top of the refrigerator. As you were not level and it was stormy, is it possible that the rain was being driving through that vent? That's happened to me before.

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Old 12-10-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you have slides. If so one is leaking when you are off level. All slides leak it's just a question of when and if you notice it right away before you have damage.
The other area to look is for a plumbing leak but it sounds like you have that covered so we are back to the slide.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #4
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If it was a plumbing leak, every few minutes or every few hours you would hear the water pump run for a second or 2.

Was the slide out? Could it be coming from the slide?

With the slide in, look behind the trim along the top. That is where mine leaked, where the roof meets the trim. I had to put externabond tape along the entire slideout roof and the back of the trim along the top. Water does get under the awning, especially when your not level. Can't hurt.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:19 AM   #5
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With the assistance of helpers, you can do a DIY soap bubble test. With the slide(s) extended and everything tightly closed (windows, vents, doors, etc) Soap all seams, moldings and window frames. Then have someone inside close the slides causing an internal positive air pressure. THEN look for air bubbles. You may have to repeat the process numerous times to check roof and all sides. If escaping air causes bubbles, then you found a place water can enter from the outside.
Some RV Repair Facilities have machines that suck air in from a roof vent to cause positive air pressure in the RV to locate leaks with soapy bubbles.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I should have added that I don't have slides. I bought the coach deliberately without slides because we do a lot of primitive camping in places where there may be no room to extend slides. That night near Atlanta, the wind blew hard most of the night, and the rain pounded against our left side. The coach was tilted slightly to the right and slightly up because I couldn't completely overcome the irregular grade of the campsite with our hydraulic jacks. I did not put the awning out. We were only going to be there one night. I've checked the whole left wall area and behind the refrigerator and have found no water or dampness. I guess it's possible that a top roof vent has a small crack, but I have not found one. When we are home, the coach is always under cover. It's never rained on unless we are traveling. We don't have pets with us when we are camping so nothing peed on our floor unless I don't remember not getting completely in the bathroom on one of my nightly necessary forays. NO urine smell, however, just clear water! I'll keep looking. Komac
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by 09 harley View Post
I'm assuming you have slides. If so one is leaking when you are off level. All slides leak it's just a question of when and if you notice it right away before you have damage.

I beg to differ with you. All slides DO NOT leak.

Quality manufacturing is the key. Never had a leak.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:56 PM   #8
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All slides leak it's just a question of when and if you notice it right away before you have damage.
I have owned one PopUp and I'm on my third motorhome with slides. Thank goodness, none of them ever leaked. Even in torrential downpours with sideways rain.

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