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Old 06-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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Leaking Full wall slide--something you need to check

It started out with a musty smell in my inside top front cabinet on the full wall slide. Removed the cabinet back wall and found water dripping from empty screw holes that go into the roof. So I go on top of the slide and remove the slide topper. And I found that where the TPO matrial of the roof of the slide meets the steel frame that seals against the wall slide opening was poorly sealed or no sealent and for most of the length of the slide it had caused some warping of the wood under the TPO. I also found that some of the counter sunk screws that hold the outer metal edge to the roof- the screws had been driven through counter sunk holes which also allowed water into the slide wall frame. Like most things we have to fix of these MHs if they would have spent 10 minutes longer or spent 5 bucks more we wouldn't have the problems. To fix it I slit the TPO roof material and let it dry out. Then sealed the slits with Eternabond. The outer edges and the screw holes with Dicro sealent.
And then I'll pull the slide topper off my bedroom slide and check the sealing on it.
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Thanks for the info. What year/model is your RV?
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Sorry Should have included that on the post. 2007 Bounder Diesel 38V. I should also add while using a garden hose to check the roof seams, I also found that the water when running off the front roof of the full wall slide it runs across the wall slide lock --the slide lock was allowing water to leak on the inside of the wall of the slide. The water from this leak was running out the bolts that secure the front slide support beam to the bottom of the slide. Not good. This was water running off the roof not being sprayed into the lock.
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If I may ask a stupid question, how did you go about removing the slide toppers and how difficult a job was it? I believe I may have a problem on my slide tops and need to get a look.
I have a 2006 38J 4 slides. Mainly concerned about the drivers front and passenger rear slides. But if I find those doable will look at the others also.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #5
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Slide topper removal

Its wasn't too bad removing the topper. This is how I did it--- see attachment. 1!!!---Key things make sure you pin the--- topper shaft it is spring loaded!!!. When you drive out the pins that retain the shaft of the topper they should drive fairly easy one direction, mine I drove toward the motorhome, (yours may not) and they came out easy. if you are driving the pin the wrong way it would be very hard if not impossible to drive them out. Again this is how I did it you may want to yours differently. Be careful
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