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Old 10-03-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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Leak in Bedroom of RV

My husband and I have a 2003 Holiday Rambler, we are currnently getting alot of rain and have noticed a good leak in the bedroom under a closer. Between the wall is the bathroom sink and wall. Not sure where the water is coming from. Have torn out the cover for the water pipes but haven't found a leak in that since. Can't seem.to figure out which way the water is running from. Has anyone else experience this on a non slide area?
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If the leak just appeared during heavy rain, I would look immediately at the caulking of all roof seams. Water can travel a long way horizontally before finding a spot where it can flow downward.


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Leak in bedroom

Thanks SlowMachine, my husband is going to try and track it down. It has finally stopped raining. We are probably going to recaulk the whole top area. Thanks for your response.

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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I have an '07 HR and also had a leak in the bedroom. Ours was on the passenger side at the front of the rear slide. I finally figured out that the water was getting in between the slide and the coach. There is a "frame" all the way around the slide where the unit attaches to the wall of the motor home. There was a very slight crack between the metal frame and the coach. Someone had put in silicone sealer years ago...they did a very good job and I never noticed it until I got up there trying to find the source of the leak. I noticed there were open cracks in the sealer (age and motion, I guess). I re-caulked the crack and we had no water penetration the next rain. I also did re-caulk up on the roof...any place that looked suspect (the old caulk looked like it might be aging). I'm pretty sure it was the cracks around the slide on the side of the unit...but who knows for sure. Good luck!
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My husband and I have a 2003 Holiday Rambler, we are currnently getting alot of rain and have noticed a good leak in the bedroom under a closer. Between the wall is the bathroom sink and wall. Not sure where the water is coming from. Have torn out the cover for the water pipes but haven't found a leak in that since. Can't seem.to figure out which way the water is running from. Has anyone else experience this on a non slide area?

When we bought the Windsor it had a leak in the bathroom area. I finally ended up re-sealing the entire roof to stop it!

I used the 4" Eternabond take around all the larger openings, and the Dicor 502LSW self-leveling sealant around the smaller openings, such as vent pipes, etc. I also put a bead of sealant around the edges of the tape.

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I have an '07 HR and also had a leak in the bedroom. Ours was on the passenger side at the front of the rear slide. I finally figured out that the water was getting in between the slide and the coach. There is a "frame" all the way around the slide where the unit attaches to the wall of the motor home. There was a very slight crack between the metal frame and the coach. Someone had put in silicone sealer years ago...they did a very good job and I never noticed it until I got up there trying to find the source of the leak. I noticed there were open cracks in the sealer (age and motion, I guess). I re-caulked the crack and we had no water penetration the next rain. I also did re-caulk up on the roof...any place that looked suspect (the old caulk looked like it might be aging). I'm pretty sure it was the cracks around the slide on the side of the unit...but who knows for sure. Good luck!
Thanks for the information, my husband re-caulked everything and even sealed. Last night we had rain all night and it leaked again . Not sure what else to do? Any thoughts?
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Thanks, can you use the dicor on aluminium roof. My husband sealed and re-caulked but after having all night rain it leaked again. Not sure what else to do. Any thoughts?
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Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy some 3M/Scotch exterior painter's tape. It looks just like the blue stuff that you use indoors, but is all plastic and made to be used in the weather. Tape over the seams and openings.

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The tape will buy some time, at very little cost, to find the source of the leak.



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We found a leak around the bathroom vent pipe.. there was no seal betweek the pipe itself and the roof.. if the wind go to whipping water could get under the vent cap and run down the side of the pipe.. I filled the space between the pipe and the roof with sealant and a new vent cap and all was good..
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Leak in bedroom

We have found where the leak is coming from, it is between the shower wall and the cabinet in the kitchen. We looked down under the sink and can see water coming off of the wiring, my husband took off the cover for the bathtub fixture and the wires go into the wall, can't see any water coming from up above that. Would love to find a wire diagram to see where those wires go to. Anyone have a thoughts?

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It might help to know the specific model of 2003 Ambassador that you have. I see two floor plans where the shower is separated from the refrigerator by a pocket door. Is your wiring between the shower and a pocket door? Is the water leak on the same side of the shower as the plumbing fixtures? A photo or two might help a lot.



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It might help to know the specific model of 2003 Ambassador that you have. I see two floor plans where the shower is separated from the refrigerator by a pocket door. Is your wiring between the shower and a pocket door? Is the water leak on the same side of the shower as the plumbing fixtures? A photo or two might help a lot.



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This Carrie Ann's husband. We have an Ambassador 38PST. The shower is on the opposite wall as the refrigerator. The leak is on the same side as the shower fixtures. I have taken the shower faucet out and I can barely see the wires down the opening. I removed the vent at the floor of the shower and can see where the wires go in to the wall. I have a small access door below the sink counter and can partially get inside enough to see the water running down the wires. The water is running along side the wall underneath the shower, vanity and into the bedroom closet and underneath the dresser. The insulation in the wall where the wires run in to looks to be wet but I can not reach back there enough to feel it to be sure. Frustration is starting to set in and it is still raining. Will try to upload some pictures shortly. Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
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Here are a few photos of what we have. The top right picture is the wires where the water is running down on to the floor inside the wall. The bottom left picture is looking down the opening for the faucet inside the shower at the wires that the water is running down.
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I'm looking on the HR website brochure archive. The 2003 Ambassador brochure does not show a 38PST floorplan, so I am looking at the at the 2005 Ambassador brochure.

http://holidayrambler.com//library/2...ambassador.pdf

It looks like you have a pantry cabinet between the shower and the kitchen slideout. The bundle of wires and hoses that are in motion when the slideout extends and retracts would be my first concern. Water can travel quite a distance while clinging to the outside surface of wires and hoses, especially if it is a slow leak. If that area is the source of the leak, I would be trying to gain access through the pantry and sink cabinets by removing interior cabinet panels. On my Endeavor, everything is screwed together. It is a bit tedious, but he sequence of work for disassembly is obvious once you get your head inside of the cabinet. A flashlight helps.





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