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Old 05-01-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Moisture in storage compartments

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I have a 2005 Coachmen Mirada MH. A couple of the outside storage compartments have moisture in them. I figure the gaskets on the doors are shot. Any suggestions as to replacement gaskets and glue?

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light test ...

A friend had a leak in one of his storage compartments ... he found the leak by putting a battery powered lantern inside the compartment at night and looking for the leak.

He found a seam that needed caulking ...
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Condensation is also a likely cause of moisture. Do they get wet just sitting around, or only if you drive in the rain?
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Condensation is also a likely cause of moisture. Do they get wet just sitting around, or only if you drive in the rain?
God, I hate moisture problems, don't we all! Good point, Gary. Maybe something in my story will ring a bell for your situation, pons.... I stored a bunch of wine in glass bottles in the triple compartment under my slide (so no heat or air movement) along with other gear, and everything got wet. When it finally dawned on me that the water was condensing out of the air, I removed the (dripping wet) bottles and put a heater inside for a whole day with the doors cracked to dry it out. No more problems. Now, I don't store liquids in unheated compartments. Best of luck!
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Thanx for the ideas. The gaskets on the door look compacted and I'm looking for a good gasket material and adheasive to make a good seal on the compartment door.

Any ideas?

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Have you contacted Coachman Customer Service to see what they used and the name of the source? They might even have parts they will sell direct or you could order through a dealer.

Gasket material like that is common stuff, but you need to identify the type and height/width. Doors typically use a "D" shaped gasket roughly 0.5" in profile, but specifics vary. This page explains the dimensions for D-gaskets.

Extruded D Shape, D-Strips, Double Bulb Seal Rubber Extrusion, D Shape Bumper, D Shape Door Gaskets

There are other shapes too.
Rubber Seal – Specially Designed Shapes
Once you identify what you need, they can usually be found online without much difficulty.
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