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Old 10-29-2018, 08:30 AM   #1
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Wet carpets

In my 2011 327Res after a trip through a day-long downpour, I only accidentally discovered the carpet on the floor of the dining slide was wet at the point where the wall meets floor. The damp carpet extended along most of this area. Put a couple fans on it to dry it out but can't figure out where the water came from. Anyone ever experience this?
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Old 10-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #2
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Your going to need to do some research or have someone help to find where and why. Water leaks are not normally where you find water, but above the area. Around any windows, slide seals, roof. Water will travel inside a wall and come out at the lowest point. Sounds like it's only on the slide floor, start with windows, seals on the slide.
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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May be the seals on the exterior wall that the slide seals against.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:51 AM   #4
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I have a Montana 3455SA and noticed a wet spot on the carpet at the floor seam. I am guessing that water from the wheels while towing is being thrown up causing the issue. Ive already replaced the gasket and added two opposing gaskets to the slide and frame.

I still had a damp spot, but not as bad.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:46 AM   #5
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Wet carpets

I have the same problem on both sides of my living room slide. However, mine is parked. I think the problem was part of the exterior vertical rubber seal had pulled away. The rain water was coming down and seeping between the bottom the slide floor and frame, then traveling inside and accumulating just behind the corner (i had to pull off a flimsy piece of trim to see it) then getting soaked up by the carpet. The same think was happening on both sides. One side still accumulates a little water so I took a micro fiber cloth rolled it up real tight and stuck it down where the water was accumulating. (Temporary fix). I also got on the roof and put duct tape over the end of the seal outside.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:51 AM   #6
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One thing I read on another forum was not to travel with vents open. If you have the big vent covers like Maxxair that have the big rear facing openings it may create a vacuum inside the RV. No way of knowing if this is true but it sounds feasible to me.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:55 AM   #7
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I live full time in My 416 which has been parked in the same spot for over a year. I think I might have pulled the seal away the last time I washed it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:33 AM   #8
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Check for loose screws and missing caulk on edge trim and bottom of slide. If weep holes on window frames are clogged water can enter from windows also.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:32 AM   #9
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Pressure-test the RV

A few years ago an RV'er in our park was trying this method. He never had any luck that anyone knew, or he had no leaks, one or the other.
http://www.class-c-motorhome-info-ma...leak_test.html
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:09 AM   #10
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Cable adjustment

I have a very long bedroom slide that uses the cable system (Ball I think) and although mine is not over the wheel well I had water leaking in along the slide seal making the carpet at the base of the black cable cover wet. Mine was along the forward facing/ leading edge (when driveing). I adjusted the cables to tighten the slide aginst the wall of the RV and the leak stopped.
You may want to make sure you have a tight seal all the way around.
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