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Old 10-19-2020, 02:25 PM   #1
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Slideout Opening Journey 42E

We have a 2016 Journey 42E. This RV has a very long slide on the curb side of the rv. The topper has disintegrated on this slide. We are trying to get it replaced, but running into difficulties with local dealer and other repair services.

This slide has an opening on the top that does not have a cover on it. Rain water is pouring in this opening down into a cabinet in the dining area. This cabinet has some kind of mechanical box mounted in the ceiling of the cabinet, and the water is coming in through it and around it. For now, we have tried to cover the hole up with duct tape, but it's not working very well.

Our local dealer tells us that there should be some kind of cover for this hole, but so far has been unable to get it for us or tell us what the part number is.

I have been trying go through the drawings at Winnebago to find a part number, but they require Cortona viewer which no longer works on modern browsers.

Does anyone here know if there is such a cover and if so, what the part number is?

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:13 AM   #2
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It sounds like a slide lock to me.
There should be a drain on the outboard side.
You can tell because there will be a little elbow like fitting on the wall of the slide right where the box is.

This drain is probably clogged. Push a wire tie or a pipe clear up into the fitting from the outside. Don't' use anything two stiff or you might poke a hole in the plastic.

Once it is draining get on the roof and clean out the box and flush so that it will not clog again.

If you are under trees etc you may wish to cover it with some plastic but you'll have to remove that everytime you bring the slide in.

If this is off the mark perhaps a picture would help.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:06 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response. I will check out the drain. I'll try to get a picture as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 10-24-2020, 02:55 PM   #4
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Call Tough Top Awning (toughtopawnings.com 360.953-3299). I used them for replacement fabric on two slides, and they are GREAT to work with.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:04 PM   #5
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Had the same problem on mine and couldent find a replacement. Mine dosent have a drain tube. SO
Removed the cover in the cabinet 4 screws
Glued a piece of closed cell foam (water proof) 1/2" thick 3/4 wide on the open end of the cover. Drilled hole in inboard end of cover and jammed a 4" long icemaker tube into hole. Put other end of tube into a cup.
Now no more wet cupboard, valance, and couch. Until a permanent fix can be made this will protect the interior
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:57 AM   #6
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I apologize for the late update - crazy year. We were finally able to get the RV into repair. Leak WAS caused by tube problem. The opening to the outside is normal, and replacing the topper (with much better material) did reduce water getting into the cabinet. However, the major cause was the tube had been blocked with glue when originally installed. The tube was cleared out, and we have not had a leak since.

Thank you to all of you who have provided great assistance and information.
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