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Old 04-03-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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just bought a 05 gulfstream endura. have a water leak in bed room slide on back. were new at this any advise

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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just bought a 05 gulfstream endura. have a water leak in bed room slide on back. were new at this any advise
'new rver', not the way we would like for you to start your RV adventure. I recommend that you have a qualified RV technician check out the leak and look for any hidden damage. "Water" leaks are, IMO, the worst enemy of RVs -- if not taken care of immediately, the repair expense can quickly escalate.

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When we got our first RV with a slide it didn't have a slide topper to keep water off. So, if you have been in rain or heavy dew and moved the slide in, it will carry the water inside your coach. Check those rubber seals while the slide is all the way in and all the way out. They are easy to replace.

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thanks for reply. it has toper on slide.we were in a down pour. i'll do some digging on problem. try to narrow down where its leaking
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Hi new rver,
Welcome to iRV2. Consider purchasing a supply of EternaBond ( RV Leak Repair Tapes & Sealants | EternaBond ). If you do not use it for this repair, it is something that is used by most RV owners, over time.

For me, I'd start at the roof and work my way down and forward/rearward on the coach to find the leak. You may not be able to see where the leak is actually coming from. One needs to do a couple of sealing sessions until the leak stops. What ever you did last was where water was entering the coach.

Since water takes the easiest route (not a straight line) the entry point may make no sense. Once you get the leak to stop, you'll know more about your RV than you ever thought you'd know.

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Let me echo Chief Johns advise to aggressively find the source of the water intrusion. Water on the inside is insidious and if left unattended will cause lot's of damage.

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