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Old 06-12-2018, 01:41 AM   #1
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Water in storage compartment

Iím getting a lot of water in the passenger side storage compartment just ahead of the rear wheels when itís raining. Iím thinking it is coming through the light when Iím driving. Does anyone know how to remove the light to check or ideas to where itís coming from?
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:44 AM   #2
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Iím getting a lot of water in the passenger side storage compartment just ahead of the rear wheels when itís raining. Iím thinking it is coming through the light when Iím driving. Does anyone know how to remove the light to check or ideas to where itís coming from?


My Freedom Elite would get water in a storage compartment that I eventually traced to the gasket along the top of the door opening. Thicker foam gasket from Loweís fixed it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
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I can't tell what the light you mean is. One of my bays has a light just like an interior light. On mine, the lens slides out...sort of push down on it and out at the same time, sorta like a battery lid on the back of a TV remote control or cordless phone....

I had water coming in mine...not a lot, but enough.
Couldn't figure it out with certainty, till my daughter got in with a flashlight while I hosed from the outside. What she discovered was the cam locks they use on the doors are not weather proof ones. It leaks right through the tumbler...not the "gasket surface" where it's installed through the door, but right through the lock itself.

Just another thought... again not knowing what your rig is... my storage bays well two are different, but the others are nothing more than a box with one open side attached to the inside wall of the MH with a few screws and foam sealant. Certainly plausible that the crack staff at Thor might have missed a spot with the foam.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #4
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Water in compartment

I figured it out. I sprayed inside the wheel well and sure enough it comes through the compartment light as it is wired from the outside through the wheel well. Shoddy job of sealing from the outside.
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