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Old 12-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #15
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Gene, Our system has a variable pressure settings. Large leaks only take .1 - .2 to find. Most common size leaks will show between .3 -.4, and if you are looking at pinholes you may need pressure between.5- .6 I dont think this system will much more use if you need pressure above these numbers.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:16 AM   #16
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I suspect you have a leak around the bottom of your slide that is allowing water that runs down the side of the slide torun in under the slideout. If you only get this after closing the slide (as I do) it is likely the rubber seal on the sides are wiping the water off the side and it is running down to the base and into the coach. My side seals were leaving water on the slide and that ran down on the inside when I closed the slide.
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The dampness is if the slide is in or out, makes no difference.

Again, thanks for all the information and tips. Now to get the time to get out there and do some digging.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #18
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The dampness is if the slide is in or out, makes no difference.

Again, thanks for all the information and tips. Now to get the time to get out there and do some digging.
Hi Bug,
If you have a rear A/C tighten the 4 compression bolts, one in each corner the gaskets shrink. That was my small leak, I must have turned them 10 turns to be snug.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #19
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I have had the Sealtech system (LeakTech) used on our 5er when it was a month old. There was a substantial water leak over a RR corner window. The technician used the machine to locate the leak, which originated over 14' from the window. He continued, and found 3 more tiny leaks that were yet undiscovered. The money is very well spent. I highly recommend it as the most accurate method to insure your valuable RV is not damaged by water.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:11 AM   #20
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Have you checked around your marker lights in the rear and your ladder mounts? Favorite spots for leaks.
This is not a water entry point on Winnebago/Itasco because it is a fiberglass cap that is about 6inches away from the back of the MH..All wiring runs down between the 2 pieces and down the drivers side bottem of the coach.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #21
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I have a 2004 Sunova Itasca and had the basic same problem found the water was coming in around the slide out roof seams. Taped the entire seam with eternabond tape 2 years ago and no more leak.
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Thanks Rich, could you snap a picture showing where you found where the leak was coming from ?

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We have leaks in our 2004 Sunova and could benefit from your experience. Where were those leaks coming from? We have wet carpet in the rear bedroom on the drivers side of the vehicle.
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Remove one vent cover, place 'used furnace fan' over opening, plug in fan,
soap and 'bubbles will show leaks'. You can control inside pressure by
'cracking' the door.
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If you have a rear A/C tighten the 4 compression bolts, one in each corner the gaskets shrink. That was my small leak, I must have turned them 10 turns to be snug.
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Thanks, I have basement AC units so there are not four bolts since the AC unit is not on the roof.
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We have leaks in our 2004 Sunova and could benefit from your experience. Where were those leaks coming from? We have wet carpet in the rear bedroom on the drivers side of the vehicle.
I wish I could tell you. Since the fall the carpet has not been damp. So it should be interesting come spring to see if it comes back.
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Remove one vent cover, place 'used furnace fan' over opening, plug in fan,
soap and 'bubbles will show leaks'. You can control inside pressure by
'cracking' the door.
Have you done this? What were your findings ?

I would not think a furnace fan would have the CFM needed to create enough static pressure to pressurize the inside of a motorhome.
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Yes...I have found leaks by using a furnace fan as described.
The fan will give you plenty of interior pressure.( All you need
is 'bubble Soap' of some kind, Dish soap etc.)
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