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Old 01-14-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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Compartment Leaks While Driving in Light Rain

We have an 2013 Itasca Suncruiser 35P. The drivers side compartment just aft of the rear wheels leaks when driving in the rain. The compartment held 2 inches of water after only 2 hours of driving in light rain. It has passed the hydro test by the dealer. This compartment does not leak while stationary, but my reality is that it still leaks while driving on wet roads. Is this an issue for anyone else and how did you resolve?

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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I had simular problem in a compartment in mh. I moved latch back some to make door more snug to molding. Helped considerably.

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I had a leak in my rig this past weekend. Turned out it was coming from a side window. The outside junction where the middle brace intersects the bottom brace was the entry point. The rubber covering the window at this junction had separated at that point. Got some black colored silicone sealant and sealed all window junctions. No leaks now.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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From what you're describing, it sounds like the wheels are kicking water up high into the wheel well and it's draining into that box.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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We had the same leak issue in a bay behind one of the wheels on our 2013 Winnebago Via. The dealer smoke bombed the compartment to determine where the leak was and then caulked both inside and outside the bay at the seams.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #6
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From what you're describing, it sounds like the wheels are kicking water up high into the wheel well and it's draining into that box.
Yes, I agree.

I've been trying to eliminate a similar leak on my motorhome in the bay in front of the driver side front wheel, and finally tracked it to water being thrown up by the wheel with enough force to go through a seam and run down the inside of the front bin.

You could tape some newspaper to the inside of the bin and go for a drive in the rain to see if the water is coming in from the top of the bin.


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