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Old 05-05-2021, 11:44 AM   #1
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Water In The Overhang

Every time it rains we get water in the overhang of our Class C, 2014 Coachman Freelander.

In the past two years we have resealed the roof, cleaned and caulked the antenna, every vent and the A/C.

We resealed every window, light and seam to include all seams along the sides. And still water accumulates.

Please, if anyone has had this problem and resolved it, we would be eternally grateful if you would share your solution.

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I was recently watching a video from, AZ Expert, (always great videos) and he showed us a common problem with the fantastic vent fans. The makers seem to want to always use hex head screws to fasten the vents to the roof, and this prevents the fan housing from being tightened down properly in the area of the hinge, because the head of the driver can't fit through the holes in the hinge to snug down the screws. It's something to check for.
Some RV shops can pressurize the inside of the RV with a big blower to check for leaks with soapy water from the outside.

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As suggested water leaks can be found with a pressure test, can be done DIY. Google RV leak pressure test and will see various ways to do it.
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The cab clearance lights are known leak points. Remove and reseal.

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Thanks to all who replied. Everything that was suggested had already been done.

I was told the pressure test, by the dealer (big mistake), showed no leaks.

I have contacted an independent RV repair shop and will have them try and find where the water is coming from.

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Another vote for re-sealing the clearance lights. Take them off, clean the area and lamps then clean it all again. Reinstall and seal.
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Every time it rains we get water in the overhang of our Class C, 2014 Coachman Freelander.

Where exactly does the water appear? Where is the highest place it gets wet?
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I agree on clearance lights, but also suggest a PINLESS MOISTURE METER to help locate leak source? Lowes/ HD/ Amazon $30-$60?
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More then likely it’s coming in from either the marker lights or where it joins your roof, reseal that area with some 4 “ Enterbond [se] buy it at Amazon, also do your rear cap at the same time.
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