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Old 11-24-2021, 06:36 AM   #1
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2005 Sea Breeze WATER LEAK SEEKING HELP

Hello to all Natl owners fairly new to us is a 2005 Sea Breeze 1321 V10 F53 Chasis. This year upon storing under the bed lift we noticed an excessive amount of water on the sub floor under the bedroom slide area. We have Eternabond taped the rear cap seam, sealed the trim on the verticals with Dicor Non self leveling. We had it looked at and are being told tht the etrnabond has wrinkles in it causing water to leak under the tape, and the clearance lights and ladder stanchons need to be sealed and should solve the problem. Looking for some suggesions and thoughts from previous Sea Breeze owners if they have had the same problem. Slide out has a new topper and the stitched seam has been sealed as well. Slide seals seem to be in good order, but may replace as well to take out of theproblem , if we do has anyone done this before and where did you purchase the replacement seals? Our question is if i remove the ladder stanchons to seal them do i use butyl tape as well with the clearance lights seal with butyl tape? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated as we love the coach and enjoy Rv'ingwith friends an family.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:53 AM   #2
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The water could be coming from almost anywhere. Before you start tearing things apart, test for leaks both inside and out.

For the outside, try using a water hose. For the inside, you may have to do some serious crawling around.

For example, we noticed a wet floor in our bedroom near the shower. So first candidate was some sort of shower leak. I ended up removing a heat vent near the shower and was able to look under the tub. Sure enough, it was wet.
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If you rear cap is like mine there is a good 3 to 4 inch gap between the rear cap and rear wall. You can check by laying under the back of the rig and looking up behind the rear cap. And the wires for the rear lights run down between this gap. As for the wrinkles in the tape just clean the area and use your self leveling calk over the ends of the wrinkled area same goes for where the ladder attaches to the roof no need to take the ladder off just clean the old calk and area and add new calk.
I would suspect the slide out seals next time you level and it's rain or going to rain just leave the side with the slide out at a little downward angle doesn't need to be much just a tad.
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Hi there...unless your eternabond is loose on the leading edge ...the wrinkles shouldn't really matter as the factory Dicor underneath is probably causing it to look that way. But the above advice to seal the edges is good if it is loose. Your clearance lights generally should be sealed with proflex or silicone across the top edge where the lens attaches to the fiberglass mold.. leave the bottom alone so condensation can escape. Butyl tape is the right application for your ladder, with a good bead of proflex over the screws afterward. Water leaks are frustrating things for sure as they can come from just about any opening or intrusion. Be sure to store your unit as level as possible too...otherwise water can sometimes creep in the bottom of the slide and run in. Good luck with everything.
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If you rear cap is like mine there is a good 3 to 4 inch gap between the rear cap and rear wall. You can check by laying under the back of the rig and looking up behind the rear cap. And the wires for the rear lights run down between this gap. As for the wrinkles in the tape just clean the area and use your self leveling calk over the ends of the wrinkled area same goes for where the ladder attaches to the roof no need to take the ladder off just clean the old calk and area and add new calk.
I would suspect the slide out seals next time you level and it's rain or going to rain just leave the side with the slide out at a little downward angle doesn't need to be much just a tad.
This is my thought too. I think leaks on the clearance lights would likely fall to the ground. I suppose they could run down the wood or the wires and find their way to the floor of the slide, but I'm betting it's slide seals or pooling water on the slide roof that gets dumped inside when you pull the slide in. I have that problem on my Dolphin and always check after rain before retracting the slides.
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For example, we noticed a wet floor in our bedroom near the shower. So first candidate was some sort of shower leak. I ended up removing a heat vent near the shower and was able to look under the tub. Sure enough, it was wet.
Here's how this turned out.
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