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Old 11-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Water leaking in front storage compartment of my 2006 springdale

Water seems to be getting into the front storage compartment of my 2006 springdale tt. I think the seal may be the cause. I can't seem to find any water in there by the floor is gone soft and is spreading back towards the front bedroom. The soft floor is right next to the opening and goes into the compartment about a foot and extends into the bedroom about 3 feet. I just recently bought this trailer and its also the first tt that I've owned so I'm kind of overwhelmed. I'm hoping to fix this leak before the floor gets any worse. I did spray a garden hose on the compartment door and water did get in there. Any advise on changing the foam seal on the door would be great as my local dealer has been no help at all.

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Just replaced the seal on the front storage compartment door with the same type material. I replaced it with a dense foam tape 3/4 wide by 1/4" thick. When I sprayed the hose on it again water still manages to get in. It also appears that water is coming in through the key hole aswell...... Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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You may need to completely remove the door, clean all old sealant, and then reassemble with fresh sealant.

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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My opinion about water is remember it runs down. Think about how rain water could get in, water can be forced in from road spray also. It could be leaking up high and running or dripping down from inside where roof/side connect. If you are spraying water from the side towards the door, I think most will leak.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:51 AM   #5
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Many doors will leak, not at the door or gasket, but rather from the mounting flange. When you consider the age of your RV, it would be a good idea to check closely the sealant between the trailer wall and the mounting flange on the door assembly.

I'd almost bet that there's some sealant that has dried out or some damage to the seal between the two components. You could simply apply some caulking around the surface and hope for the best, but I'd suggest removing the door assembly, cleaning all the old caulking from both surfaces and reapplying a quality BUTYL tape caulk to the door flange and then reinstalling it with the original screws. Don't forget to clean them as well and replace any that are rusted or damaged.

While you're at it, now would be a great time to climb on the roof, check all the DICOR seals as well as the condition of your EPDM roof.

Also remember that if one door has started leaking, the same may be happening with other storage doors or the windows. They are mounted to the RV the same way as the doors. Check carefully, many window leaks don't show any water intrusion around the window, but rather several feet away where the water pools inside the wall causing damage to the floor/wall surface from the inside out.

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