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Old 05-11-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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We have an 2007 Itasca Spirit 31' and since day one the lower rear compartment right side by the rear wheel has always leaked when it rained when driving. Is this typical of the class C MH for the lower compartments to leak. Been to the factory 3 times for the problem and they have helped but not fully solved the problem. They caulked the compartment inside and out and installed a wider lower gasket on the bottom which has helped but still getting water in the lower right corner front. Any ideas here would be helpful.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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It's not typical of all units at all. When we went looking for our MH, we did look at an Itasca too, and in one or two of the lower compartments, there was water in brand new units. I don't know what to tell you, we passed on the unit and bought a Triple E instead.

The compartment doors on the Triple E are about 50% thicker than the Itasca. I wonder if that keeps them sealed better when under way?
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Have they checked the seals on the door?
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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We have an 2007 Itasca Spirit 31' and since day one the lower rear compartment right side by the rear wheel has always leaked when it rained when driving. Is this typical of the class C MH for the lower compartments to leak. Been to the factory 3 times for the problem and they have helped but not fully solved the problem. They caulked the compartment inside and out and installed a wider lower gasket on the bottom which has helped but still getting water in the lower right corner front. Any ideas here would be helpful.

I'm having the same problem with my 2007 Tioga. Also, with the rounded roof the water runs down the sides and into any open windows. Has anyone tried putting larger gutters on?
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I have the same problem with my 07 Tioga. I'm going to replace the seals. I also have a problem with rain running down the side of the coach when parked and right into the windows. Has anyone installed larger gutters and spouts?
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Is this compartment next to the wheel well? If so you may have a leak from that direction or even from the back side of the box. One could take out a door lock and install a hose blowing low pressure air into the compartment and with the door shut, run water around the entire enclosure. Any leaks will produce air bubbles
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I had a similar issue with our '08 Outlook. What I did to fix it was to wait until it was just about dark outside, and then put a strong light inside the compartment. I then looked at the seams from the underside. I found a couple of holes in the seam right where road spray would go right in. I got some good auto sealant and filled them. I haven't had any more problems, the compartment stays dry now!
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I had a similar problem in a compartment by a front wheel. After sealing all the seams I could find, I then used a can of spray-on auto undercoat to go over all the outside surfaces I could reach. I've not had any water problems there since.
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I'm having the same problem with my 2007 Tioga. Also, with the rounded roof the water runs down the sides and into any open windows. Has anyone tried putting larger gutters on?
don't know if its doable, but something like the vent shields on van and car windows, over the windows to deflect the rain... they come in a bunch of sizes for cars/suv's. you might be able to find something close the size and colors (clear/slightly tinted or black)
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