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Old 10-29-2017, 06:02 PM   #1
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Slide leaks when closed

Hello everyone! I’m new to the forum and I have a 2016 hideout 31rbds and my living area slide leaks only when closed. I cannot figure this out and before I bring to a shop has anyone had this problem?
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:44 AM   #2
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Have you crawled up on the roof and looked to make sure that there are no leaves or small sticks stuck to the top seal? You will need to visually inspect the rubber seal around the ENTIRE slide from the outside. Also you will want to insure that your slide is fully retracted. Keep us up on your progress.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:02 AM   #3
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I did and everything looks good. To the rear of the slide it looks like it might be coming in inbeween the wall and the end closest to the bedroom is coming out of the metal bottom edge. I don’t understand how a 2 year old camper can already be leaking so bad. Very disappointed with the unit!
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:03 AM   #4
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Sounds like the seal is not closing properly. Make sure there is nothing caught up under the seal. Put out all the way, get up on a ladder, and run your hand around the seal to make sure something is not under it. Also inspect it to make sure it has integrity all the way around.

Also some pictures of what you're seeing or thinking will help.

Another question, it only leaks when the slide is in and not when it's out?
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:14 AM   #5
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Only leakes when slide is in.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:29 AM   #6
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Only leakes when slide is in.
That certainly sounds like something is allowing your wiper seal to not lay flat.

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Old 10-31-2017, 05:10 AM   #7
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There is no water above the slide or running down the side walls of the slide it almost like it’s coming in from the bottom but I juts can’t see how that’s posiible it’s odd to me
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There is no water above the slide or running down the side walls of the slide it almost like itís coming in from the bottom but I juts canít see how thatís posiible itís odd to me
Is your water pump or any of your outside water connections located on this area?

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Old 10-31-2017, 06:24 AM   #9
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No nothing is there just the slide.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:05 AM   #10
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No nothing is there just the slide.
I had a leak in another unit that the water was coming in along a trim strip. Is it when you are towing? Like coming from the bottom off tire spray.

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Old 10-31-2017, 09:20 AM   #11
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I keep at a seasonal site so I only tow it twice a year. It only leaked when slide closed. I had zero issue with leaks all summer long and trust me I checked everytime it rained. Closed it up this year and bam back leaking only now it’s in 2 spots on the same slide and last year was only one spot. Dealer said it was probably the edge piece on the bottom of the slide so I pulled the screws and re sealed it and opened the slide. I though I fixed the problem but however it’s worse now.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:37 AM   #12
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Check all the slide seals. Years ago, we had a slide that leaked, and we found out that one of the seals was never installed at the factory! If this isn't your problem, you may have a seal improperly installed or worn out.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:12 AM   #13
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Thank you that’s about the only thing I can think of it being. Like I’ve said it only comes in on the bottom unless it’s running down in between the walls. I went brand new so I wouldn’t have to worry about issues like this especially being only 2 seasons into it. Going to bring it to every shop this weekend and hopefully the can figure it out
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:30 AM   #14
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A point to make, We and that includes me find a wet spot or water leak. But, how did it get there. Remember water always runs down unless forced up by say road spray or broken water pipe. We normally find water leaks at the low point not where it entered and ran or dripped down to get where we found it. Advice, when finding water investigate up, up walls to windows and roof. Water runs inside walls and will not be found unless you look up. In this case the slide wall could be leaking at the window or other place and never noticed until it is closed and then the water pools into the unit. It could be faulty seals allowing water to run down unseen, but, who knows. I would spray the area outside with water, starting low and have someone watching inside.
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