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Old 09-28-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Slide out leaking

Ok we just bought a Surveyor Sport at Hershey, PA RV show. Picked it up yesterday, drove 2 1/2 hours home in the rain, parked and found out that the slide out is leaking!! The floor was very wet. What to do? We are first time owners... Is this normal?

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Old 09-28-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Hi barbnjeff,
Can you take it to the dealer and have them fix the problem? The unit has a warranty?

The DIY starts with determining if the problem is only when driving or also when camped. Once this is determined one can begin to look for the leak(s).

For me, it would be back to the dealer. Messing with a unit under warranty can be a no win situation. If the owner breaks or mal adjusts something the warranty may be voided.

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Old 09-28-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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Get the garden hose out and find out where the water is getting in.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:05 AM   #4
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I would suggest you call the dealer that sold you the coach and let them know that you are not a happy camper and this should have been caught caught the PDI (pre delivery inspection) that you paid for. Have them send someone to pick up the unit, take it to the dealership and that you will pick it up (set a close date of convenience) and check it to be sure it is repaired before leaving with it. Make arrangements to stay with the unit in the event you find it still leaks.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:41 AM   #5
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I wouldn't try to reproduce the leak since RV leaks are notoriously deceptive and hard to find. As the others have indicated, take it to the dealer and have them resolve the problem before you take possession of the rig. Slide-out leaks are very common. Many of us (including myself) have dealt with them. In most cases, there is a problem with the seals that are used to keep the elements out. The fact that your motorhome leaked while the slide-out was in and the rig was moving is a big hint. The dealer should be able to resolve the issue with a little detective work.

In some cases, a few manufacturers have updated the type of seals they use on their slide-outs. For example, in 2006, Winnebago upgraded the design of their slide-out seals and effectively eliminated the chronic leaks that plagued many owners of earlier motorhomes. You might want to see if there has been a similar change for your model year. Best of luck. Let us know how you make out.

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