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Old 05-20-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Damp Inside

Hello. Long time no type. Well I have been using my 2012 Cougar for my home away from home for the last 3 years. I brought it home about 2 months ago and opened it up to make some repairs underneath. I did not perfectly level it up. Well the last week we have had monsoonal rains here in SW Virginia and today I noticed it was damp under the curb side slide. Upon further inspection I found the moisture was all the way into the middle of the living room as well as around the b/r slide. The outer seals are in need of replacement but I do not feel this is the cause of the moisture. Any ideas? Could it just be from all the rain and humidiry and not an actual leak?
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:28 PM   #2
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I might add it is a 2012 Cougar 5th wheel. 327 RES with 3 slides. Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:42 PM   #3
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On my 2011 there is a bulb seal on the outside edge of the slide. That keeps the rain out when it's closed. Just replaced mine a couple of months ago.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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On my 2011 there is a bulb seal on the outside edge of the slide. That keeps the rain out when it's closed. Just replaced mine a couple of months ago.
All slides have been out.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:22 AM   #5
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The rain shouldnít make it wet inside unless there is a leak of some sort. If itís not quite level maybe the heavy rain found its way past a seal it normally wouldnít if it were level. Let us know what you find.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:55 AM   #6
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I am in the process of replacing the slide sweeper seals. The top seals and a couple of the side seals are shot. Basically a gooey mess now. I am most certain that is the. Cause. Plus a ton of debris has found its way under the seals from lack of maintenance (it was setup as a home away from home under a tree for 2+ years). Fingers crossed this will fix it.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:00 AM   #7
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Sweeper seals come in a variety of profiles and width. Make sure you match it up.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:45 AM   #8
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Is the water on a down hill side? Do you know which way the rain was blowing? Knowing some of that would start a search of a certain area for a leak. Having stuff incoming during the pad stay would show where the trailer is open to the outside.
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