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Old 06-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #43
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I'm late it reading this thread, but I have what I feel might be usefull information. One of the 5ers we owned had a water leak I could never locate. I spent many hours searching, caulking, and tightening. One time I was working near a clearance light and noticed it had water inside the lens. I removed the lens and naturally the water ran out. Then I noticed the water high level mark on the base was even with the bulb, behind the bulb was the wiring hole. I removed the base and discovered water had been collecting in the lens until it reached the wiring hole, ran through the hole into the hole in the front cap, and the rest everyone knows.
My solution? I drilled a 1/8" hole in the bottom of every lens on the exterior of the 5er. Never had another leak, but it took me a full week to repair the water damage so we could sell the 5er.
I hope this is useful in some way.
P.S. The name of the RV leak test system is: Sealtech Manufacturing Inc. I insisted the dealer use this on our last 5er at purchase or we wouldn't sign the papers.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #44
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I'm late it reading this thread, but I have what I feel might be usefull information. One of the 5ers we owned had a water leak I could never locate. I spent many hours searching, ....
It appears to have stopped leaking. At least for now. We took a 20+ mile ride in it the other day to test the new Cobra CB radio, then had some serious rain. So far so good but this RV really needs a totally new roof. It's apparently been leaking for years and the rear 1/3 seems to be rotten, adding to the unpleasant odors when it's closed up. We found that two windows were also leaking, pulled them out, caulked and reset them. I don't understand why people pay good money for these rigs when they're new, then just let them deteriorate from then on. From what we can see little to no maintenance was done on this RV at all. Oddly enough it was clean as a whistle, even the oven was sparkling clean.
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My last two leaks were around marker lights. First time was the front and second was the rear. Worth a look.
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My last two leaks were around marker lights. First time was the front and second was the rear. Worth a look.
They'll already re-caulked.
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Ms rancarr, I had what appeared to be a windshield leak and confermed by a glass shop. I replaced all front Clearence lights and no leaks! I found water staining in the rear closet that turned out to be a Clearence light. All lights were sealed last year but still leaked. I would suggest to have DH just look at the rear lights, all he needs to do is spray with hose then remove lens and check for water intrusion. This is a common problem with older lights as the plastic ages and cracks.
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