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Old 01-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Water Leak at bottom of entry door

2005 Expedition 38N Cat 300... We had some hard rain last couple of days. When I opened the door to the RV I noticed the carpet around the bottom entry step was wet for about 1" up the carpet all the way around the step. I removed the rubber cap on top of the bottom entry step and found the piece of wood was soaking wet. I am looking all around the bottom and sides of the door and I have not been able to locate a leak. I used a wet vac to pull water out of the carpet and floor wood. I worry that something could even be on the front cap or drip rail and somehow leaking as gravity pulls water down. If you have had a leak in this area I would appreciate your fixes...tks glen b

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Old 01-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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I have had problems in the last few days... My solution was found when i check my level.... My rv had settled and I raised the jacks and tipped the rv away from the door and my leak went away... I also cleaned the gutters...
I hope your problem is that simple...
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:30 AM   #3
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Be sure to check around the window for any water intrusion. You can remove inside door panel and water test or wait for the next good rain.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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I'm not sure this will help, but it reminds me of a similar leak I had in a camper door. Where the horizontal door piece met the two side pieces, water was getting into the camper and wetting the carpet. I sealed the inside corners with silicone, and the leak was fixed.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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I would suspect something around the front cap. Do you have caulking around your clearance lights? Man, water leaks they can come from anywhere.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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I park my motorhome behind the house, plugged in, vent fans on to keep humidity down. One rainy day I closed it up tight but forgot to turn off the vent fans. The carpet around the sides of the entry steps was soaked by the next morning. Finally decided the bottom seal on the door wasn' all that good and that was the only way for air to enter with the fans pulling.

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