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Old 12-19-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Is my slideout leaking ???

on a 2018 forest river 2851 class c "forester" the slide out is an inch or two higher than the floor it slides over. somehow when it rains water (not a lot but you can see it) is running from outer wall under slide to the middle floor. wall is not wet, ceiling is not wet, pipes are not leaking and dealer claims slide out seal is fine. its still on the warranty. any input on this ?
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Does this happen when the slide is open or closed, or both? Does it appear to open and close fully?

If the dealer doesn't want to fix it, I'd call Forest River and tell them I'd like my coach repaired, and ask them how they would like to proceed.
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parked in backyard so slideout closed. gonna wait till it rains again and lay on floor with a brite flashlight see if I can see where its coming from exactly.
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parked in backyard so slideout closed. gonna wait till it rains again and lay on floor with a brite flashlight see if I can see where its coming from exactly.
Go outside at night, and have someone shine a flashlight around permiter of slide, while you are inside. Light shining thru any gaps should tell you where leaks might occur.
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If the dealer doesn't want to fix it, I'd call Forest River and tell them I'd like my coach repaired, and ask them how they would like to proceed.
I've had it at the dealer twice now. they can't see the source of leak. it's not a flood more like a puddle on floor. my concern is over time damage to wood/metal. I have emailed the forest river factory about this problem. I'm like 2,500 miles from them so would be a bummer if they say "bring it here we'll fix it" still waiting for there reply though.
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well the selling dealer is still trying to locate the source of water leak, after 4 visits to service department.

so I have a question "how common is slide out water leaks" who has had them or knows someone who has ?
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I'd say they're quite common, if you don't have a leak it's because you haven't found it yet.

A lot of times the water runs down the side of the slide and then wicks around the bottom edge of the slide and then it gets in under the darco which is the black tarp like material they use to protect the underside of the floors. Once it gets in between the darco and the floor it can run everywhere.

Does the bottom edge of your slide have any special trim to prevent this? And does your slide use the darco under the floor?
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Does the bottom edge of your slide have any special trim to prevent this? And does your slide use the darco under the floor?
not sure but I'll ask the service manager next week.
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Similar issue on my 2015 Prism. Took 2 years (!) of chasing it, but think/hope I found it last Fall.Bad caulking on the OUTSIDE of the slide. Do you have an approximately 4" high piece of trim along the bottom outside edge of the slide? I used a pick to get the caulk out, then re-sealed it using Lexel from Home Depot. Worth a look, anyway.
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