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Old 01-24-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Mt. Aire slide out is leaky

We have a 98 Newmar Mt. Aire with one slide. We're full time so we must always defeat moisture, rot, etc. We have a leaky driver's side window but that's not the issue I'm concerned with here. Our one slide has been extended for long periods of time. Perhaps foolishly, I never installed jacks to keep it from sagging, and it has sagged indeed. Not so that one would notice, but it's letting water into the house, onto the carpet under the couch/bed. It's also skewed horizontally about a half an inch towards the driver's seat so that it leaves a gap at that end, though it closes fine against the wall in the back. I've maintained the seal with seal spray and it seems to be in good condition. Any words of wisdom w/r/t acquiring jacks and putting the slide on a proper angle? BTW, I haven't yet checked to see if anything got jammed into the slide as I extended last time.
The wife has pneumonia and I must wait a few days before I tear up the interior.

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We have a 98 Newmar Mt. Aire with one slide. We're full time so we must always defeat moisture, rot, etc. We have a leaky driver's side window but that's not the issue I'm concerned with here. Our one slide has been extended for long periods of time. Perhaps foolishly, I never installed jacks to keep it from sagging, and it has sagged indeed. Not so that one would notice, but it's letting water into the house, onto the carpet under the couch/bed. It's also skewed horizontally about a half an inch towards the driver's seat so that it leaves a gap at that end, though it closes fine against the wall in the back. I've maintained the seal with seal spray and it seems to be in good condition. Any words of wisdom w/r/t acquiring jacks and putting the slide on a proper angle? BTW, I haven't yet checked to see if anything got jammed into the slide as I extended last time.
The wife has pneumonia and I must wait a few days before I tear up the interior.

Thanks for your support!
I would never put jacks under a slide because if a tire goes down some or your house jacks drop your slide will stay , they are made to hold the weight.
I would look at the seams for a possible leak or around a window.
Hope the BH gets well soon.
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slide out leaks

Yes, after I posted I searched up some discussions and realized what a fiasco jacks could be. Our major leak comes from the driver's side window. The previous owner replaced the glass (the sliding pane) with a plexiglas that is not as thick as the original, thus leaving room for water to pool and flow into the rig. I discounted the slide as a source of leakage, but the windows haven't been re-caulked nor the glazing beads cleaned out. Got our work to do!

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