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Old 05-04-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Can heavy rain get in through fridge vents?

Our 2011 Storm is parked at our house with a bit of a tilt to the curbside. The fridge vents are in street side of the slide out and I am wondering...
We just had HEAVY rain the last two days, I just checked and the rug In front of the stove (across from the fridge) was wet, but did not seem to be anywhere else. I checked the ceiling and the carpet on the slide and patted everywhere else and no dampness. The slide is in and there wasn't any damp on the top of it.
Am I safe to think that the rain blew into the fridge vent and traveled (down the "slope") and happily ended at the kitchen rug?
Thanks for any insights!
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NO, not safe to assume when water inside is involved. I would look in all the outside access points closest to where you saw the water. Then up on the roof. You need to find the source, because if it did it once it will do it again. Even heavy rain shouldn't get inside. Good luck.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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there is a possibility. in my case, i had the solar cables coming down there; the previous installer drilled a 1" hole at one side of raised vent walls. when i repainted roof, i noticed it and sealed it with silicon. the upper edge of vent walls is about 1 inch from roof, at the same level with shroud lower edge. if you have a string wind, i wouldn't be surprised water getting inside.
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Yes but it should be sealed so the water runs back out the factory forgot to do mine I did it myself.
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Yes if it is a horizontal rain and hits the vent directly.
We had it happen in Ehrenberg during a small hurricane in Blyth. We ended up with water pouring out from under the fridge. Never happened since.
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