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Old 11-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #15
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one last question..we did get our motor home back and will have to wait for the next rain storm in the spring to test it out..I will seal the inside edge once the temp gets back to the 60's.. My question is shouldn't the awning over the slide out be water proof or are they strictly there to keep leaves and pineneedles from accumulating on the top of the slide out.
I would prefer the term water resistant and they certainly will not keep out water that is blowing in from the sides. I would much rather rely on my slide wipers and seals to be the ultimate water stop.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #16
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We are dealing with the same problem right now

Mike and Theresa,

I have the exact same coach, and the exact same issue I am fighting with right now. I would really appreciate knowing more about what your dealer did to repair yours.

In Sept of this year, my wife and I purchased a 2008 Hurricane 34B (same colors as yours too..) with 8172 miles on it. We knew it wasn't the top of the line, but figured that being less than four years old and having so few miles on it that we would have good luck. So far, I'm concerned. November was the first time I happened to have the slides out in a rainstorm and I was quite displeased to see water dripping out from the center of our dining room slide. The table was soaked, and the cloth separating the couch from the dinette seat was wet as well. Water was steadily dripping from the center behind the "wood" trim. I pulled the lower trim piece off and found that the foam ceiling pieces were completely soaked. I immediately started looking around for where the water could be coming in, went outside in the rain on large stepladder and could see no water at all on the slide box itself, the slide topper was keeping it all off. Though I did notice that the slide was bowed down in the center and was not touching the seal (slide wiper).

I looked everywhere and could not figure out where the water was actually getting in. I eventually gave up, closed the slide and vowed to bring it back to the dealer.

The dealer I had purchased it from had promised me that they had gone through the entire vehicle and certified that there were no problems. (uh huh). Once they got a chance to look at it the tell me that the slide frame has "deteriorated" to the point that the slide bowed in the center. They say this causes two issues, the outside fascia to no longer seal tight and that water rolls off the slide topper and enters where the box joins the outside trim and the slide wiper will not contact the slide since it is bowed. They also tell me that this is not covered under the very expensive warranty I bought from them and that I would have to pay $1800 for them to repair it!

As you can imagine I was less than thrilled and told them no chance was that going to happen. After some discussion, they agreed to pay for half the repair. They are telling me that the only way to repair this correctly is to remove the entire slide box and rebuild the top of the frame and all the outside fascia pieces. They are also replacing all the interior trim as it is water damaged. Something that i feel they should have noticed when they "certified" that there were no issues.

They have not completed the repairs yet, and I am feeling very sketchy about this entire thing. I would really appreciate knowing what extent your dealer went to with your repair, and if you have any knowledge yet of how well it worked.

Kudos to your dealer for covering it under the warranty..I will be having a word with my dealer about that again.

Thanks for reading this if you have gotten this far..:-)

Good Luck,
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Mike and Theresa,

I have the exact same coach, and the exact same issue I am fighting with right now. I would really appreciate knowing more about what your dealer did to repair yours.

In Sept of this year, my wife and I purchased a 2008 Hurricane 34B (same colors as yours too..) with 8172 miles on it. We knew it wasn't the top of the line, but figured that being less than four years old and having so few miles on it that we would have good luck. So far, I'm concerned. November was the first time I happened to have the slides out in a rainstorm and I was quite displeased to see water dripping out from the center of our dining room slide. The table was soaked, and the cloth separating the couch from the dinette seat was wet as well. Water was steadily dripping from the center behind the "wood" trim. I pulled the lower trim piece off and found that the foam ceiling pieces were completely soaked. I immediately started looking around for where the water could be coming in, went outside in the rain on large stepladder and could see no water at all on the slide box itself, the slide topper was keeping it all off. Though I did notice that the slide was bowed down in the center and was not touching the seal (slide wiper).

I looked everywhere and could not figure out where the water was actually getting in. I eventually gave up, closed the slide and vowed to bring it back to the dealer.

The dealer I had purchased it from had promised me that they had gone through the entire vehicle and certified that there were no problems. (uh huh). Once they got a chance to look at it the tell me that the slide frame has "deteriorated" to the point that the slide bowed in the center. They say this causes two issues, the outside fascia to no longer seal tight and that water rolls off the slide topper and enters where the box joins the outside trim and the slide wiper will not contact the slide since it is bowed. They also tell me that this is not covered under the very expensive warranty I bought from them and that I would have to pay $1800 for them to repair it!

As you can imagine I was less than thrilled and told them no chance was that going to happen. After some discussion, they agreed to pay for half the repair. They are telling me that the only way to repair this correctly is to remove the entire slide box and rebuild the top of the frame and all the outside fascia pieces. They are also replacing all the interior trim as it is water damaged. Something that i feel they should have noticed when they "certified" that there were no issues.

They have not completed the repairs yet, and I am feeling very sketchy about this entire thing. I would really appreciate knowing what extent your dealer went to with your repair, and if you have any knowledge yet of how well it worked.

Kudos to your dealer for covering it under the warranty..I will be having a word with my dealer about that again.

Thanks for reading this if you have gotten this far..:-)

Good Luck,
I must say when we got the motorhome back from the dealer we winterized it and covered it over for the winter..I looked it over and dont see where anything is changed but they say it is good to go.. I must say they did not fix the buckled interior molding but after there last repair with a screw I will do a better job myself.. I plan to seal the upper edge of the roof with a bead of silicone both at the inside and outside edge..I know the problem is the slide roof is bowed in the middle and the seal does not touch.. At least when I tell them it still leaks next year I expect them to cover there own work..

They need to come up with a rubber seal extension that can be slipped over the existing seal. Now we have a broken string on the window shade. One thing after another.

I will say we love our motor palace and we put 4,000 miles on it this year and over 100 generator hours and had no problem except the water leak..If a water leak is going to happen it will happen to us. We figure we were on the road for 40 days this summer and it was great to just pull over when we got tired and take a nap.. We can hardly wait to hit the road again next year!!
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