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Old 06-10-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Slide leaking while out, water come in with slide

Well I decided to check to see if our slide leaked before we he'd out camping and maybe get caught in rain, the weather permitted and we had a decent storm.
So I notice the inside wall of the slide is dripping quite a bit of water.

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I go out back the truck up and see this on the roof, I think this is the leak...

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But that's not all... The rain stops, I go out and blade off the water and towel dry the roof.. Go back in, hit slide button, the slide comes in but not only can I see daylight around the sides but there is water all over the sides of the slide.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but you shouldn't be able to see light and there shouldn't be water all over should there?!??!
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On our DSDP the only time I CAN'T see light around the slide is when it's all the way in or all the way out. We have a cover over the slide so there's very seldom any water on the top.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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The slide seals are worn or require replacement. The seals on our 5er wipe almost all water off the roof and sides while retracting the slide.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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The side seals should wipe most of the water off when you retract the slide. If you can afford it, invest in slide toppers. We have them on all 3 slides of our 5er and they save you a lot of headaches.
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Well I decided to check to see if our slide leaked before we he'd out camping and maybe get caught in rain, the weather permitted and we had a decent storm.
So I notice the inside wall of the slide is dripping quite a bit of water.

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I go out back the truck up and see this on the roof, I think this is the leak...

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But that's not all... The rain stops, I go out and blade off the water and towel dry the roof.. Go back in, hit slide button, the slide comes in but not only can I see daylight around the sides but there is water all over the sides of the slide.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but you shouldn't be able to see light and there shouldn't be water all over should there?!??!
In the second picture I see some of the white tape sealing the seams has lost it's adhesion and starting to stand-up.

We had a leak caused by that tape coming lose on two of our fiverís slides. Our trailer insurance company (Progressive) would not pay a dime towards any repairs for that leak because replacing that tape is classified as a normal maintenance item.


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Thx everyone. Im of the opinion that the more info I can get the less chance there is I getting the wool pulled over my eyes. So if you can see daylight through the side seals, does that mean your slide doesn't get wiped off when it comes in??
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So I took the trailer in and try are fixing it at no cost to me. They will be replacing the outside top seals, including the one that runs along the length of the slide. I asked them if they could check to see if there is any damage or rot from water leaking and they said that except for visual inspection or removing the side panels (which they are not willing to do) there is no way to know or see if there is any damage. I was told that as long as the area has dried thoroughly between wettings then there should not be any damage.
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