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Old 01-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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Water Leak

I have a 2006 Fleetwood with two slides I purchased used from a friend. He told me about a roof leak at the front left corner but siad it just needed some silicon applied around the corner seam. I tried that and thought it was fixed but today I noticed it is still leaking. The really weird part is it has water that puddles up on the night stand next to the bed and appears to be coming through a horizontal seam not from the roof. I found out later that Fleetwood is not exactly the highest quality but other than the leak everything else great. Any suggetions would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Just so you know, silicon is not generally advised for RV's. Silicon does not adhere well to rubber roofs, so a sealant designed for use with rubber roofs, such as Dicor, is a better choice for that area. Silicon works eslewhere, but no other sealants will adhere to silicon, not even another silicon product. Once you've used silicon, you have a dilema if the area needs resealed, because it's difficult to remove the old stuff before applying a new sealant. When I say difficult, I mean nigh on to impossible without destroying the underlying finish or material.
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A water leak source in an RV is almost impossible to locate sometimes. I highly recommend locating an RV service shop that uses a Sealtech Manufacturing Inc. - RV leaks bubbles recreational vehicles water leak detection system. When our RV was new I noticed a water leak in the RR corner window and wet carpet underneath. When the RV technician located the leak source, by use of the Sealtech system, the water entry point was over 14' from where water was seen inside the RV. After they found that leak source they continued to inspect and test the entire RV. He discovered 3 more tiny, as yet undiscovered leaks, and eliminated them also. This on a new RV that the manufacturer touted as having undergone a "rain room" leak detection process.
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A water leak source in an RV is almost impossible to locate sometimes. I highly recommend locating an RV service shop that uses a Sealtech Manufacturing Inc. - RV leaks bubbles recreational vehicles water leak detection system. When our RV was new I noticed a water leak in the RR corner window and wet carpet underneath. When the RV technician located the leak source, by use of the Sealtech system, the water entry point was over 14' from where water was seen inside the RV. After they found that leak source they continued to inspect and test the entire RV. He discovered 3 more tiny, as yet undiscovered leaks, and eliminated them also. This on a new RV that the manufacturer touted as having undergone a "rain room" leak detection process.
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Great way to find a leak in a RV... To bad there isn't place in Idaho...
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Thanks for all the info. Going to get it in to a center next week.
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This might help someone, eventually:

I had a persistent dripping from the fuel tank, but it was fresh water.

'Turns out, the water tanks are overhead, and a pressure-fill had nudged an already loose 2" hose segment between the two tanks. So, an old leak was now dripping steadily.

Simply reaching into the tank bay and tightening the hose clamp fixed the problem completely.

'Also gave me a chance to spritz some Rustoleum over developing rust to arrest the process, tap down a metal edge where a dimwitted technician had raised a sheetmetal corner trying to pry open the bay access panel and left the damage to eventually chew through the bottom of my forward tank!

My guess is that the best qualified person to attend to 90% of routine maintenance on these RVs is none other than the owner.
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