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Old 01-26-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Storage compartment water leak

Our Jayco Grey Hawk 31ss gets water(from rain) in the compartment directly under the rack for our Side Kick wall mounted grill. I also installed a compartment door hold-open device.
DW and I replaced the weather stripping inside the door.
Do you have suggestions as to where the water is coming from?
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Roof Roof Roof and I'm not dogging it. Also any near by window.

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What process would one use to determine where the leak starts?
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A window is directly above the compartment.
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There is a process where a company seals the coach the injects a smoke from the inside to find a leak but for a storage area I can only say look look and look some more for any failure of a seal. This can come from far away on the coach also. Good luck.

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Larry, what kind of weatherstripping did you use? It should be closed cell to prevent water from soaking into the weatherstripping. Good luck, I had a leak that would fill up the diffuser on one of my overhead lights in the cabin area, when I found the leak it was 3 feet away from where the light is. I have a new leak and I think it might be from the same place except now it's leaking behind my front TV. Water leaks suck!
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the weather stripping is closed cell.
I had the thought that I would use a water hose and run water over the lowest potential leak area (the compartment door "hold open") and test for leaks. Then if necessary move up to the window and finally to the roof.
any one tried this?
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I have used the water hose method to locate a leak. Spotted water stains inside a closet a couple of months after completely resealing the roof. Initial indications pointed to an outside mounted light but the hose method clearly proved that the sealant had cracked and was allowing the water inside.

Works best to have another person spotting.

Start low, take your time, move upwards very slowly.
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