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Old 03-24-2016, 10:36 PM   #1
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Wit's End with this leak!

I was sure I had it. I mean I HAVE helped it.

I took the door awning off and whoever had replaced it did a pretty poor job. The trim piece under it, "B" was funneling water into the top of the door frame.

I took everything above the door off. Cleaned, caulked, guttered, etc. The seam, screw holes, screw heads, top and bottom of the trim, end of awning - anything that would hold silicone got shot.

I now have the smallest leak coming in at the same spot (top of door frame just below this seam).

So is the trim "A" and "B" supposed to be one continuous piece maybe? Or at least only break at the awning track? (instead of stop above track and continue below awning)

This is maddening. Thanks for any insight.


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Old 03-24-2016, 10:43 PM   #2
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Find someone in your area that uses the Seal Tech system. It blows air in the coach to pressurize it and you look for leaks on the outside. Your leak might be coming from 20 feet away.

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Thanks Don. I have read about that a few times, guess I am about down to that (maybe).
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I will add that I have stopped the worst of it so I mus be close (at least for the part I stopped lol)
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:49 PM   #5
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Find someone in your area that uses the Seal Tech system. It blows air in the coach to pressurize it and you look for leaks on the outside. Your leak might be coming from 20 feet away.

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I was very near that place last week in my truck getting furniture (that wouldn't have fit in my RV so no big loss I guess)
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Alrighty I contacted sealtech rep about 35 minutes away :-)
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It was the best money I spent. You will be glad you did. Leaks are a nuisance and can be very difficult to find.
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It was the best money I spent. You will be glad you did. Leaks are a nuisance and can be very difficult to find.
Ya know the more I thought about the long term implications, the more "sold" I became. It's not just about this leak, it's about any others that may exist but I haven't seen as of yet.
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FWIW: The most difficult leak I had to find was around one of the forward clearance lights. After seeping in around the light fixture, the water was following the wiring to where it showed up on the inside.
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Anybody with first hand knowledge on the cost for a Sealtech test?
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Had mine done last year. Regular price was $149. They had an Internet special of $129.
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FWIW: The most difficult leak I had to find was around one of the forward clearance lights. After seeping in around the light fixture, the water was following the wiring to where it showed up on the inside.
That was the first thing I sealed :-) I know a lot of folks have had problems with that

I was just quoted $149
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Ya know the more I thought about the long term implications, the more "sold" I became. It's not just about this leak, it's about any others that may exist but I haven't seen as of yet.
In 2005 we bought a new 5er. The first rain I noticed water inside at the RR corner window and on the carpet.
The selling dealer's service dept. used their Seal-Tech machine to locate the source, which was at the porthole window over the entrance door-some25' away from the RR corner window. After fixing that leak, the tech continued his search and located 3 more tiny, as yet, undetected leaks.
That sure sold me on the Seal-Tech system. I never had another water leak in the remaining 8 years I owned and used that 5er.
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At our dealer, we use it on every RV we sell as part of the prep or a new unit. You wouldn't believe the leaks we've found and where they show up on the inside. Best money you will ever spend but I will add that it is not 100% foolproof. On very very rare occasions, we might still have one we cant find but theres nothing else out there that beats it.
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