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Old 10-21-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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Headed South - draft issue

My wife and I, including a 5 yr old, 3 yr old, and 1 wk baby, are headed south. I am currently attending seminary and so is my wife. We are currently in Minnesota and are new to the RV world.

Right now, we have a draft coming in from the slide out where the couch and dining room table are, and we have noticed that it drops pretty quick after the heater is on.

I have re-caulked the windows and sealed the main door. But the draft from the couch is a problem in the slide out.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:54 AM   #2
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My wife and I, including a 5 yr old, 3 yr old, and 1 wk baby, are headed south. I am currently attending seminary and so is my wife. We are currently in Minnesota and are new to the RV world.

Right now, we have a draft coming in from the slide out where the couch and dining room table are, and we have noticed that it drops pretty quick after the heater is on.

I have re-caulked the windows and sealed the main door. But the draft from the couch is a problem in the slide out.

Any help would be appreciated.
Did you check the seals around the slide out? You may want to mention what brand and model you have so people can help you better.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:05 AM   #5
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With the slide extended look to see if there is a black rubber seal between the slide and Motorhome body. It should go all the way from one side, over the top, and down the other side. This is what seals the drafts out on a slide.
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We have occasionally not gotten the slide completely in tight against the coach.
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Angry sorry

We have been busy with a new baby and school. While heading south.

Our camper is a 2003 32' sportsman pull behind trailer. I am not sure the model, just the make. Some of the stickers are missing.

Anyhow, I can't find anywhere the draft comes through. I had read somewhere that small pipe insulaters can be used to seal the draft. It just seems to be coming from under the couch (inside) somewhere.
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When the slides are out, check the corners where the slides meet the body of the coach. Check from the inside. We have had several RVs where I had to stuff rags in those corners to keep the drafts out. Also, if windy or very cold, place a couple of towels at the bottom and sides of the door (s).
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That is a camping trailer, so it will have leaks of air that you will have to find. It's probably nothing wrong, just the way it is.

Now, it can be fixed, but you'll just have to find the leak, and get some thicker gaskets or seals to seal off air leaks.
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When the slides are out, check the corners where the slides meet the body of the coach. Check from the inside. We have had several RVs where I had to stuff rags in those corners to keep the drafts out. Also, if windy or very cold, place a couple of towels at the bottom and sides of the door (s).
I actually do this with mine, each lower corner will show some light coming in because the rubber corners do not completely seal things off like the top and sides. I just shove some small rags in there and things are good to go, just remember to remove them when bringing slides in.
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I actually do this with mine, each lower corner will show some light coming in because the rubber corners do not completely seal things off like the top and sides. I just shove some small rags in there and things are good to go, just remember to remove them when bringing slides in.
Same with mine.
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Yes, I know it is a trailer. I know that it will ave leaks, so I am just trying to get ideas. I was outside and couldn't really find where it was coming in. We are really knew to this whole thing, so we are complete newbs, and sometimes that is used as a derogatory word. But, we all start somewhere.

This is our story.

We sold out house in Battle Lake, MN and are currently attending Seminary in St. Paul MN. We had a third child and the apartments do not allow three kids to live in the apartment. Out other option then was to rent a house where we would have to pay 1300 and all utilities running us about 1500-1600. So, we purchased a 2003 Chevy Suburban and 2003 trailer to pull south. While we are south we will do work at churches that are in between pastors, and currently utilize lay persons. We will do it at a reduced rate for the church.

We love preaching the Word!

We are currently in Iowa, then moving to st. louis, and then florence alabama. This is a wild adventure.

We need ideas, help, tips and tricks. We are slowly learning, but that is slowly.

The place we are at has non-pottable water hookup as it is full of iron, but we have a filter that is inline. Will that filter the iron out?

Also, we were looking a skirts for the trailer. I like RV Skirtng Kits - No Drilling into the RV required but my wife prefers
Benchmark Foam: Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Manufacturer. Any input is welcome.
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Was I abandoned because I have a pull behind trailer and not an rv?
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