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Old 07-20-2021, 05:23 PM   #1
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Leaking Slider

Hello folks. “Long time listener. First time caller.”

I have a leak in my slider somewhere. We’ve had a few store come through that brought driving rain and wind. There is a water coming from underneath the dinette bench closest to the driver seat. I’ve inspected around the slide with it open and closed. The only thing I can see is that the bottom of the slide (on the front) has delaminated from the substructure. See attachment. When I reached and opened it a bit a good amount of water ran out. I have a fan running now to dry it out.

Question time:
1) could this be the ingress point for the water inside?
2) suggestions for sealing this, Dicor, Flex Glue, other?

Thank you in advance for your help and support
~Jeff
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:16 AM   #2
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Hello folks. “Long time listener. First time caller.”



I have a leak in my slider somewhere. We’ve had a few store come through that brought driving rain and wind. There is a water coming from underneath the dinette bench closest to the driver seat. I’ve inspected around the slide with it open and closed. The only thing I can see is that the bottom of the slide (on the front) has delaminated from the substructure. See attachment. When I reached and opened it a bit a good amount of water ran out. I have a fan running now to dry it out.



Question time:

1) could this be the ingress point for the water inside?

2) suggestions for sealing this, Dicor, Flex Glue, other?



Thank you in advance for your help and support

~Jeff


Hard to be sure from here but I don’t think that’s how the water is getting in. I think it is damaged BY the water coming in. Does it leak with the slide in or out? In any event you need to figure out how that is happening. As for repairing the damage once you’ve found and fixed the leak I think you have a number of options. I’d probably try epoxy. Make sure it’s dry. Could take a week or more in dry hot weather. Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:37 AM   #3
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You can take a look at post #11 here: https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...eak-13689.html

This is where my slider leak was coming from and running out on the floor in the kitchen.
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Old 08-06-2021, 02:39 AM   #4
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Thank you for the info. I believe I found the issue. There is sealant lacking between the top slide trip and the body. One photo is the water leaking inside at the same stop without the sealant. Time to add sealant and test it again.

Thank you for the help
~Jeff
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Old 08-15-2021, 12:56 AM   #5
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Where can I find the link you posted have same type of water leak
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:57 AM   #6
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If your slide has the picture frame trim, check the caulking all the way around especially the bottom.
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