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Old 09-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Water leak

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I have a severe water leak that shows up directly below the aft rear corner of the drivers side window. It may have been leaking for a very long time and went un noticed since I had something sitting there. The carpet and wood floor under it has been destoyed. All caulking on the roof is in good shape and recently checked and redone. The window is completley sealed all around the outside. I have removed the cup holder in the "switch console" and looked in there and there are no signs of that area being wet. It never gets wet near the slide out corner either. Before you ask, it doesn't matter if driving or not or if the slide is in or out. There is never any visible water coming on the inside of the window so it must be coming down inside the wall. Seems to me I may have read somewhere that there is a drain trough on the bottom of the window and it drains to the outside but I have no idea how to get to that if in fact there is such a thing. Any help/suggestions appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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I was shopping for a coach (2004 Diplomat)a few years ago and noticed it had a leak in the same place, I went up on the roof and saw a gap above the window where the roof cap meets the sidewall. The trim that runs from front to rear was pulled out alittle right above the window. Also it looked like the front cap where it meets the roof needed some work.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:34 AM   #3
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2007 Dimplomat 40 PDQ
I have a severe water leak that shows up directly below the aft rear corner of the drivers side window. It may have been leaking for a very long time and went un noticed since I had something sitting there. The carpet and wood floor under it has been destoyed. All caulking on the roof is in good shape and recently checked and redone. The window is completley sealed all around the outside. I have removed the cup holder in the "switch console" and looked in there and there are no signs of that area being wet. It never gets wet near the slide out corner either. Before you ask, it doesn't matter if driving or not or if the slide is in or out. There is never any visible water coming on the inside of the window so it must be coming down inside the wall. Seems to me I may have read somewhere that there is a drain trough on the bottom of the window and it drains to the outside but I have no idea how to get to that if in fact there is such a thing. Any help/suggestions appreciated.

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Could you air conditioner be leaking condensation into the ceiling?

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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Good thought Bob but no cigar. Front A/C has been off maybe a total of 72 hours in past 4 months. Only leaks during rain weather driving, parked or slides in or out.

More suggestions please.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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On my 06 Dynasty I had a leak in that area and found it was coming from the TV antenna.
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2007 Dimplomat 40 PDQ
I have a severe water leak that shows up directly below the aft rear corner of the drivers side window. It may have been leaking for a very long time and went un noticed since I had something sitting there. The carpet and wood floor under it has been destoyed. All caulking on the roof is in good shape and recently checked and redone. The window is completley sealed all around the outside. I have removed the cup holder in the "switch console" and looked in there and there are no signs of that area being wet. It never gets wet near the slide out corner either. Before you ask, it doesn't matter if driving or not or if the slide is in or out. There is never any visible water coming on the inside of the window so it must be coming down inside the wall. Seems to me I may have read somewhere that there is a drain trough on the bottom of the window and it drains to the outside but I have no idea how to get to that if in fact there is such a thing. Any help/suggestions appreciated.

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I had a leak under the large bedroom window in my 07 Neptune. I only saw it one time when unit sat out in extreme heavy rain at repair facility. Mine stays inside storage bldg at my house so never sees rain unless out camping. My leak was coming from (I assume since it hasn't leaked since) the molding that covers roof to wall transition. There was a joint directly over window and the caulking had pulled loose over that joint. It leaked onto dresser top and ran over then onto floor. Knock on wood it hasn't leaked since I recaulked that and hopefully won't.
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On my previous coach, I had a leak in a ceiling light fixture. The water was coming in around the air conditioner foam seal and running across the ceiling insulation until it got to the light mounting and then coming down inside the coach. The distance the water traveled across the insulation was about 5 feet. Replaced the AC seal and all was well but it was hard to find where it was coming in without removing the AC.
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