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Old 09-19-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Question Leak in 2004 wilderness fifth wheel

So it appears we have a leak in fifth wheel, the one I have posted about a few times, have not taken pictures yet, but I found water in the tub, it appears the skylight is where it leaks from, when we bought it used last November they had done some resealing, this was one of the areas they did.
I found a couple places where it appears the sealer cracked, or opened, I am wondering if it is best to pull the hole top off.
I took off the inside liner and can see where it sits on the roof, appears almost like the grey tape did not stay under the flange, but not too sure, I think I caught it soon enough.
But was wondering if I should make a plate with a seal to go over the opening from inside and then make something for the shop vac to go over then hook the exhaust side of vac to it and use the variable speed setting to put some low pressure to it and see if I can find the actual source?
Any ideas?
I will try and get some pics in the next day or so.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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So it appears we have a leak in fifth wheel, the one I have posted about a few times, have not taken pictures yet, but I found water in the tub, it appears the skylight is where it leaks from, when we bought it used last November they had done some resealing, this was one of the areas they did.
I found a couple places where it appears the sealer cracked, or opened, I am wondering if it is best to pull the hole top off.
I took off the inside liner and can see where it sits on the roof, appears almost like the grey tape did not stay under the flange, but not too sure, I think I caught it soon enough.
But was wondering if I should make a plate with a seal to go over the opening from inside and then make something for the shop vac to go over then hook the exhaust side of vac to it and use the variable speed setting to put some low pressure to it and see if I can find the actual source?
Any ideas?
I will try and get some pics in the next day or so.
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Is the roof spongy where the wood is discolored? That will tell you if you caught it in time.
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Everything seems solid, color does appear darker in pic, but looks like either way I should pull everything off, and hopefully I don't ruin the rubber roof.
And I will have to put new caulking strip down under it then reseal around the outside flange.
But rains have come, although today is dry it is not supposed to last.
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