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Old 08-19-2017, 06:51 AM   #1
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Water leak over the bed

We recently had a problem pop up that we're unsure how to handle. We had another rain storm last night and right above my bed water was leaking down on me. This was the second time it happened and the first time I just assumed it had to do with the possibility that the seal from the slide just didn't close all the way. This time I pulled the slide in during the rainstorm and I found water pooled at the base of the top of the slide right where it was Dripping over my head. Of course this had to happen in the middle of the night and at the time there was little that I could do other than pull the slide in. Once I did that no more leaking. I know my slide awning is not leaking. It's also not doing this with any other slide. Furthermore there is a spot on the floor which is all wet although it's not dripping from above. The spot on the floor is very concentrated and no bigger than a hockey puck. This has only happened during heavy rain storms. If it is a light rain nothing happens. So do you think it is a seal at the top of the slide? Could it be that sealants or paint or something else that would typically keep rain out on that corner point be an issue? Naturally I'm desperate at this point and can't just keep pulling in the slide. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:29 AM   #2
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I had a bedroom slide leak once in a heavy rain.
The top had a joint and trim strip at the edge. I caulked the joint with 3M 5200 and it solved the problem.
Caution using 3M 5200 it is a permanent adhesive sealant and difficult to undo or remove...use for places you don't need to remove.
I would work hard to get it sealed...even small leaks can turn into big problems over time.

A good friend that runs a truck repair shop has an ultrasonic leak detector...source is placed inside in the area of the leak operator goes outside w a detector and signal strength goes up when in the area of the leak. Made short work of finding the leak...then the work to seal and test it.
If silicone was ysed originally it takes careful prep to get anything to stick...even more silicone.
There are special solvents but no experience w them.
I've used acetone and wet sanding on fiberglass when resealing.
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Once had a Madalay with a leaky roof. One of the problems was a loose AC and after tightening all four mounting bolts, it seems to stop 90% of the leaking. I stopped the other 10% of the leaks in my Mandalay by trading it in... mark
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