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Old 04-28-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Yeaaaaa!!!!! I finally found my leak

I had a leak somewhere in my living room slide. It would make the floor wet right behind the driver seat. I asked my friend who has had motorhomes a long time. He said maybe it is leaking thru the slide topper awning. Go out and look up thru it at the sun. Sure enough there was a million tiny pin holes in it.

I realize this is not a permanent fix but I bought several cans of “Flex Seal” and sprayed it on. So far NO leak and we have had some good rains. My motorhome is a 2000 and it makes sense that the awning has seen better days and will probably have to be replaced, but for now no leak—so far.

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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Glad you know the temp fix AND the proper fix for it.

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Old 04-29-2014, 02:49 AM   #3
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You do know that the slideout toppers are not for prevention of water intrusion; but to keep debris off of the slideout roofs.
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we actually had the exact same circumstance a couple of weeks ago. My husband immediately climbed onto the roof and found that a small piece of caulking broke loose over the course of this nasty winter and spring. While repairing this small issue he decided to re-caulk the entire coach to lower the risk that any additional problems would occur.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:47 AM   #5
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GERRYL; hate to disappoint you but you still have a spot somewhere on the slide that water will leak in. Your slide topper is nothing more the an umbrella for the slide. What you have done is just divert the water away from the point that it was leaking in the slide. You still need to investigate where it's leaking into the coach or over time you'll have major water intrusion issues. I'm willing to bet water is still leaking in but not to the extent that it soaks the carpet.
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The slide topper will have nothing to do with your slide leaking. It will slow the water down that is penetrating the MH, but not correct the problem. Many MH's use to come without slide toppers, they were an upgrade. Eternabond taping all of the slide seams is a good fix as well as checking the slide seal. At 14 years old it may be at the end of if life expectancy if it has been stored outdoors.
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To d Lindy, Yes I do realize that and plan to get the topper replaced. My last camper had no slide topper and I know that there has to be a leak there somewhere. When the topper is removed I will search out the leak.
To Brobox, This MH has always been garaged until I got it and the seals look good but I can’t inspect the top right now.Thanks for the tip about the Erthernabond tape, I would have thought that it would be too thick for that use.I saw the Utube directions for that stuff and it looks like great stuff.
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