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Old 02-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Sealtech process checking for water leaks

Just wondering if anyone has had any experence with the Sealtech process of checking for waterleaks. I have a waterleak that I just can't find and have made an appointment with a dealer that does this process.

With all the doors and windows closed the coach is pressurized, then they check for leaks on the outside of the coach by spraying a soapy soluation (can't remember the name of the product) on the exterior components that penetrate the shell as well as the seams.

Just wondering if any one has had this done and if it really works. They said it takes about an hour and the cost is $80.00. At this point I am willing to try anything.

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Old 02-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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It has been brought up as to how long it takes to perform this test. I have performed this procedure several times and the time it takes depends on several things.
1. If you do not have a simple roof vent, more time is required to remove and reinstall things like Max Air vent covers or Fantastic fan assemblies so the brackets of the Seal Tech can be installed to the vent housing.
2. Obvious potential leaking areas can be easily tested but more time for minute leaks is needed.
3. Air conditioner mountings may take more concentrated amounts of soapy solution and time for a leak to show beyond the shroud.
4. I have found leaks around the sides, slide outs, windshields, and many other places.
5. If you have a large enough air loss into the basement area of motor homes; less air pressure is applied to the roof and or other potential area of the leaking problem. This can result in a leak not being detected as a result.

This is a very good method of testing for a leak but for a service adviser to set a standard time limit is not accurate for any given coach. Leaks can be very deceptive as to the actual entry point. Water can travel good distances before entering the inside of a coach. I have even seen where water wicks upward and across or over to another area.
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