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Old 11-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Surprise water leak

Another annoying RV question
The slides are out we got about an inch of rain over night, I found a puddle of water right under the corner of the bed( that slides). The corner in the picture is toward the front of the coach, about an 1/8 bubble high in the rear. Doesn't seam wet on the up hill side can't find any water else where. The wooden the bed looks dry. I did find the rubber on the outside of the slide flipped in.
I did find water in the area before with the slide out, retracted the slide leak disappeared. I don't know if that rubber was in or out before.
The metal frame has some surface rust
Looking for an idea where to start looking
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:41 PM   #2
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I would think the rubber would be on the outside (because the slide should push it out when extended).

Check to see if something is holding it back or if you need to trim the bottom of the seal so it is free to move in and out with the slide.

Also check the top seal (Under the awning) and the bottom seal (under the slid). Seems like someone posted a problem with one of these seals in the past.

One post also had a leak on the bottom due to poor caulking job on the trim around the slide (the Trim peice that surround the slide and has the extra seal on it when closed). So check any caulking points.

Let us know what you find so we can let other know.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:54 PM   #3
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I would think the rubber would be on the outside (because the slide should push it out when extended).

Check to see if something is holding it back or if you need to trim the bottom of the seal so it is free to move in and out with the slide.

Also check the top seal (Under the awning) and the bottom seal (under the slid). Seems like someone posted a problem with one of these seals in the past.

One post also had a leak on the bottom due to poor caulking job on the trim around the slide (the Trim peice that surround the slide and has the extra seal on it when closed). So check any caulking points.

Let us know what you find so we can let other know.
Thanks for the ideas, I need to figure out if the bottom slide gear track is above or below the bed . Don't have a clue how these are put together
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:47 PM   #4
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Not sure about the bed but the track is probably a little above floor level inside. I learned to always check my seals after deployment. The top of mine would often stay folded in and water would run right in. Now I use an awning hook to reach up and pull it out.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:19 PM   #5
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still looking

I did not find anything that looked like it should be the cause of my leak, however I did find that the slide track is slightly up hill toward the outside of the coach which could cause water to come into the coach on the slide, when if it stops raining I will try to see where the slide track is in relationship to the leak and report back.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:42 PM   #6
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Check post #11 here: Axis 24.1 weird slide leak

I had a small puddle after a rain.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:16 PM   #7
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Do you have slide toppers? With a less than perfect level coach without slide covers, water can enter that way...from the top of the slide out in the extended position.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:30 PM   #8
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Do you have slide toppers? With a less than perfect level coach without slide covers, water can enter that way...from the top of the slide out in the extended position.
We do have slide toppers


I'll be checking the trim on the lower section of the slides next, when if it stops raining. We are about 12" above norm for the year.
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