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Old 07-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Camping World water leak testing

Does anyone have any experience with the CampingWorld water leak testing procedure. They over pressure your RV and look for where the air 'leaks' out which is suppose to indicate where there is a water leak.

I've got a roof leak that I can't stop in the rear bedroom. I've resealed the roof in that area, but still have the leak.

I would like to hear good or bad about this process.

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:48 AM   #2
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I'm convinced that is the best method.

Newmar just used that process on my MH and found several leaks.

Marker lights, air horn, and satellite wiring all leaked.
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I'm convinced that is the best method.

Newmar just used that process on my MH and found several leaks.

Marker lights, air horn, and satellite wiring all leaked.
Good it sounds like this process works.
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I've used it twice; the second one was a "freebie" coupon I got when I had some other fairly major work done. My sense is that is definitely worth doing. They don't claim 100% effective results; they told me that, frankly, it's probably about 85%, but I figured that was still better than any other game in town. I'm paranoid about leaking roofs on RVs, and was pleased with the results. Go for it!
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Never done it with an RV but I've done it many times on cars. It works well.

Don't let "Overpressure" scare you. A difference of less than one PSI will usually show the problem.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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That is the very best way to test for leaks.. "Blow it up", as Sknight said, to about 1 PSI or so.

I kind of wonder.. If I sealed all the vents (save one) (Which by the way they do) and ran a Fantastic Fan on "Intake" (The one vent I don't seal) would that be enough?

(I do have fans powerful enough to do the job by the way)
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Possible. I would run the A/C on high fan, fresh air, so that way the blower is sucking in fresh air and pumping it in. That was enough most of the time. So if that fan has enough CFM it should.
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Is any coloring or some type of smoke added to the pressured air? How are they able to see the air leak or do they listen for a leak? I use to blow smoke into SS air lines looking for leaks or soapy water and watch for the bubbles.
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The Newmar techs told me they use a soapy water solution that is sprayed on everyplace the roof has been breached.
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Got the results of their test today. Disappointing results, they did not find any leaks, but I still have water dripping from my overhead light in the bedroom when it rains.
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Go here, it will tell you the process and what is involved
Sealtech Manufacturing Inc. - RV leaks bubbles recreational vehicles
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paintman607,

Thanks for the link! Particularly like that they list dealers that have it.
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I have spent about $800 so far at the Robertsdale, Alabama Camping world and they have found nothing. They also did nothing I found out later. Still have the leak but don't really dont know what to do next. I don't trust them at all anymore. Sealtech company says they tried for a long time to keep track of who had their machines but with so many bankruptcy's etc, they don' know how accurate their list is any more. Good luck!
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