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Old 12-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Carpet problems

2006 Holiday Rambler, Endeavor 40 foot
We have been in Washington State for the last 3 months and have been rained on everyday.
We developed a leak at what seems to be the front edge of the slides, I read that if we raised the front jack a little bit it would stop--it did on the curbside, still leaking on the road side, the whole drivers area is wet.
Not being able to access the roof because of the rain I could not check up there.
We had a carpet shampooer and used it about every hour to try and get up as much water as we could.
The rig has been in the body shop closed up for two weeks.
Question is: Do you think I need to replace the carpet ? If so How much should it cost ?

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hello I had a leak as well fixed my carpet problems replaced all mine including the slides with Laminate easy to clean easy wipe up water and they don't get dirty.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Upper slide leaks are often a result of the long "blade" seal, between the sidewall of the main body wall and the top of the slide-out roof, rolling over when the slide moves and leaving a gap. The slide topper should protect, but if it's windy, the rainwater can blow under.

I had the problem with our dinette/living room slide, caused mainly because the slide topper had rotted away before we bougth the MH. I also found the same issue on the bottom seal of the bedroom slide, but that was sealing out critters rather than rainwater!

In both cases, I also found that the seals were coming away from the inside walls at the corners. I got some of that 3M weather-strip adhesive and stuck them back down - no problems since.

I did have to take out the cabinets above the dinette and build replacements, as thet got a mold infestation where the water had soaked in. I would at least take the carpets up to see how much water damage (if any) to the floor has occurred.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
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