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Old 08-15-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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We have water coming into our fluorescent lights on our large living room slide. Never had this problem before, just had all our rubber seals replaced on all the slides. Where is this water coming from? Comes out of lights and soaks everything.

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Old 08-15-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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You have a leak in the slide itself probably on the top or one of the edges around the top of the slide. inspection of the slide structure itself is needed.

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Old 08-15-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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If the seals were just replaced, I would start there for suspects.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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As a quick temporary fix, when you park raise the rear jack on the opposite side of the leaky slide just a little to the outer limits of the level. It will cause the water to run to the front and outside of the slide. I've been caulking and taping all summer. It just takes patience.
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I think I would open the slide and check the new seals, they may be installed wrong, the slide may not be closing tight, etc. By opening and closing they may seal after a few cycles.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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Have you contacted the place that installed your new rubber seals?

Were the old seals leaking too?
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:40 PM   #7
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"Rusty years".....since the water is getting into the ceiling, it has nothing to do with the slide toppers and doesn't sound like it would matter if the slide was opened or closed, thus not involving how the seals, seal against the coach. If I had to guess, I would say that typically, your slide opening is framed with an outer metal seal with mitered corners to make it look nice. The rubber seal is attached (screwed/glued) to this outer frame. I would look to see if this metal frame has had some of the silicone/sealant pulled away when the rubber was installed or an area that wasn't previously exposed, but now is. Most likely, one of the upper corners is open.

Often, you can lift or drop the front end to change the coach angle and either eliminate or make the leak worse. This will give you a clue as to where the leak starts. You can also ductape some questionable areas to see what happens.

As I think about it, it could be the upper seal allowing water to run up against the façade that creates the trim around the inside of the slide. Bring the slide in and from the inside, use a mirror to look at the joint just behind the slide lip. If it has any openings they need to be repaired and the new seal may be too high and not stopping water from flowing under the outside wall of the coach. Wither way, there has to be a beach in the top of the slide room.
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Thanks for the suggestions. This is the first time we've experienced heavy rain storms. We're going to buy a home and sell the RV and settle after almost 4 yrs touring the country, tired out from repairs and getting in and out of parks being that we are 65' with the trailer and require long pull throughs. Most parks in the north can't accommodate us with all the trees and difficulty getting spots over the weekends.

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