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Old 01-23-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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Angry 2004 Monaco Diplomat - Leak in rear drivers side slider

We purchased a 2004 Monaco that lived most of its life in California (came up North in October 2019). I've noticed with the rain that the bedroom slide leak's and gets the carpet wet when it is open. It appears that the rain is traveling down the rubber and pooling in the cavity where the slide anchors rests when closed. Of course it then migrates in and on to the carpet. It appears that the rubber does not marry up to the rubber sleeve that is on the sides and top. Anyone else experience this?
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This is a very common problem with any RV that doesn't live in the rain. If it's not in the rain it doesn't leak!

That being said, it all comes down to common sense and going thru the steps. Give everything a look over and see if the seals are doing what they should be doing. No gaps, tears, etc. Look and touch them, are they pliable and not hard as a rock? Do they overlap where they should? When the room is retracted do the paint lines match up?

If all else fails bring it to us and we'll fix you up! We've specialized in slide rooms for over 20 years. Also being a Monaco owner myself, we get quite the following from other Monaco owners and have a lot of experience working on them.

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Old 01-23-2020, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim, it's all a new learning experience.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:53 PM   #4
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We purchased a 2004 Monaco that lived most of its life in California (came up North in October 2019). I've noticed with the rain that the bedroom slide leak's and gets the carpet wet when it is open. It appears that the rain is traveling down the rubber and pooling in the cavity where the slide anchors rests when closed. Of course it then migrates in and on to the carpet. It appears that the rubber does not marry up to the rubber sleeve that is on the sides and top. Anyone else experience this?
I have a 04 DST that had the same problem. For me, a saw that the seal on the bottoms was being dragged out by the slide so that when it was opened, the water coming down the seal on the sides was actually falling behind the bottom lip and guided back inside. For me, a little trim on the bottom seal so it wasn't dragged back was enough. I saw others that had a little "u" channel glued to the sides of the slideout and slanting down to the outside....water coming down the side would enter the channel and be dropped farther outside.

Some options for you that are cheaper than paying others, if that is what you are looking for.

BTW...do look at the top surface and make sure all of your seams are still sealed well. A little silicon there could help make sure the water is not entering the top, going down inside the walls and coming out inside...I had a little of that as well
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Part of my setup routine is after putting out the slides and leveling is to do a walk around and look at the slide seals to make sure they've been pulled out and are laying flat against the side of the slide. Sometimes the seal won't completely flip and as a result it would provide a avenue for water to come in. I found that I can use my awning pull down rod to get behind the seal and get it to flip out. Since I've been doing this I haven't had a problem with water coming around the seals.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:28 AM   #6
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Wow. Great info everyone - thank you so much Totally enjoying the bus and are trying to take good care of her so this information is very valuable to us.
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