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Old 10-05-2019, 07:49 PM   #1
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Water inside the trailer at both ends of the slide out

So just got back from our trip to the Oregon coast. Drove thru some heavy rain going up and when we stopped found water on both side of the slider at the part that mates with the wall when extended. Not a lot of water but enough to make tracks on the floor going in all directions.
Cleaned up all of the water tracks with a towel and then the next day found more as we went thru more rain on our final leg over to the coast. We had the slide out for 5 days after that and had plenty of rain but no leaks. So the water came in only when driving in the rain but no other time.
I know the slider was closed all the way both times. Will be installing a new slide topper within the next week or so but not sure if the leak is coming from the top or bottom.
Any ideas on where to start looking?

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Old 10-06-2019, 05:38 AM   #2
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With mine, the leak came from underneath where the electrical cable goes into the outer wall of the slide. The constant splashing from the tires drove water into there, and it wicked up somehow to the interior of the slide. Slide carpet and lower walls were wet.

I caulked all around and into that entry point. And avoid big pools of water when I can. And so far the issue as not re-occurred.

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Your tires throw hundreds of gallons of water per minute when driving at freeway speed so the wheel well area is always suspect. The front gasket of the slide is another area I would look at.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:10 PM   #5
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Best way to test is to close it, level the trailer and pour water on top on the upper seal along the top of the slide. Then check to see if any seeped in. Be sure the trailer is level and the slide closed.

If negative, then water is getting in from the side seals or bottom as others have mentioned. If it were the window seals, it most likely leak closed or open.

Have fun tracking it down! I consider water leaks a challenge, and they must be defeated.
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