Originally Posted by JBradC
After spending a lot of time I finally decided to cut through the slide awning cover to get to the slide lock. After experimenting with water poured on the lock I was able to find the problems. Winnebago cut the hole in the top of the slide a little to big. The rubber gasket under the flange on the top was not completely covering the opening. Very slight thin area but any water that got on top of the slide would run into the area next to the lock. After sealing this up with silicone I found that water also leaked around the shaft of the lock when it could not drain out the tiny drain hole. In my opinion the design is poor and the installation was poor also. You can not do anything but make sure the drain hole is open and make sure your slide awning does not leak. I replaced the slide awning after this and have been through some very heavy sustained rains with no leaks at all in the last several months.
Thanks for posting your resolution to the problems. Now I've got 3 more things to check, as I've got 3 of these locks.
Since I sure don't want to cut thru the toppers, do you think I might SEE light from above if I remove the black cover inside the cabinets and look up from under the lock? I want to be sure my "openings" are properly sealed.
FWIW, "generally" I don't get rain blowing up under my slide toppers, so the lock recesses have stayed pretty dry, but I'm going to double check those tiny drains, too. THANKS AGAIN!