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Old 03-09-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Slide out carpet-wet from leak

We are currently stationary in the midst of traveling in our 32' Winnebago Suncruiser. After a couple of days of hard rain we found water seepage on the carpet in the living room coming from under the slide out where the sofa/sleeper sits and we can't get to it to dry it. The outdoor problem that caused the leak has been fixed. Now our problem is getting the carpet dry... or removing it. The part of the carpet that is wet is under the slide out floor, actually on the rv floor (and behind the front bar under the length of the slide out floor) that slides on the the rv carpet. We can only reach into this area an inch due to the metal bar. Removing the sofa/sleeper will not help with getting to the wet area under the slide out floor. The rv floor is wood. We were thinking of pulling the rv carpet out from under the slide out by brute force tugging! Not sure that will work, and not sure it won't then cause more problems with slide out sliding action. Replacing the carpet in front of the sofa/sleeper - dining table area only and not worrying about replacing the carpet on the RV floor under the slide out floor. This alleviates that carpet section holding in the moisture - susceptible to mold.
We have also thought to drill some holes in the slide out floor under the sofa and spraying some mold/mildew preventive and allowing at least some air flow into that area.
Any other suggestions or thoughts for us "do it yourself" folks
Much Thanks - H+S

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Old 03-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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The task at-hand is drying everything before mold and mildew begin to grow. Fans and heat are your friends for drying things. Then you must exhaust the humid air out of the RV or it will saturate everything stuffed, like sofas, mattress, well-anything padded.
Hopefully you are parked where outside temperatures permit opening windows for air circulation to remove the humid warm air.
Is it possible or practical to pull the slide partially in so you may direct heated air under the slide? An old hair dryer lying on the floor directed under the slide might be enough to dry out the carpet before mold begins to grow.
I just went through this with our MH. A city water fitting cracked and wet down our slide floor. I did this hair dryer thing and used a small fan to help circulate warm air under the slide for about 4 days (no hair dryer at night for safety, fires happen quickly). Your carpet padding will hold water for a long time, it may take much longer to dry, even if the carpet initially feels dry.
As far as I can determine there is no water damage or mold/mildew.

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I'm with Ray on this one. You also might try to pry up the slide floor just a little and block the floor up with small wood blocks then blow air under the slide with a hair dryer.
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