Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-10-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,696
nuisance leak

I have this little nuisance leak that I cannot track down. I have the "16" 38RL WITH the slide in slide...

It started mid way through my last trip while driving.. I would have a small puddle of water on the floor outside my bathroom door, right at the top of the steps...

Thought it was the antenna leaking -NO.. It is dripping down the CORNER of the slide room, and dripping onto the floor. We have had about 3 inches of rain over the past 1-1/2 days and it filled up the grill pan about 1/4 of the way.

__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2018, 09:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,895
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford truck guy View Post
I have this little nuisance leak that I cannot track down. I have the "16" 38RL WITH the slide in slide...

It started mid way through my last trip while driving.. I would have a small puddle of water on the floor outside my bathroom door, right at the top of the steps...

Thought it was the antenna leaking -NO.. It is dripping down the CORNER of the slide room, and dripping onto the floor. We have had about 3 inches of rain over the past 1-1/2 days and it filled up the grill pan about 1/4 of the way.

Joe
I also forgot to mention you may need to check that the seals are doing their job and the slide is tight when in. It should not come in when slides are in.
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2018, 09:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,696
Thanks Shane,

My plans are to apply clear to the edges of the seals as soon as it is dry out again..
Everything seams to be tight, BUT where the edge of the seal meets the wall of the camper, that portion has some sealant missing/peeled up.
__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Shane Wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,895
Send a message via AIM to Shane Wood Send a message via MSN to Shane Wood Send a message via Yahoo to Shane Wood
Send some rain this way
Haven't seen it for Damn near a year
__________________
2015 36RL pushing a 2015 Denali
Shane Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2018, 06:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane Wood View Post
Send some rain this way
Haven't seen it for Damn near a year

Would love to, we are due to get another 3-4 inches between Friday and Sunday. All left over from Florence.... I should NOT complain, as you stated there are a ton of people that either donít have any... or will be getting WAY TOO MUCH SOON....
__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 12:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 116
I have had several little nuisance leaks over the years too. I have replaced gaskets, twice, and re-caulked and I still get leaks, mostly around the dining slide near the entry door (very small section of carpet). I noticed once that there was water on top of the slide near the wall and it would travel over the end wall (near the entry door) and travel at an angle toward the interior floor and get on my "slide slickers". I have even added another foam gasket across the top of both the kitchen and dining slide, seems to help but not 100%.
I also have a leak in the passenger side storage compartment, so much so, I have a rolled up towel to help trap the water there so it doesn't migrate thru the under bay storage. Factory tried to fix, but to no avail. I guess I need to unload the bay and have someone outside spraying water on the side of the RV and someone inside the see where the leak is coming from.
We do store ours outside at home, so I have to keep an eye on it after a good rain.
If you know of a permanent fix, please share it!
Very frustrating!!
Good Luck!!
__________________
2015 F350 DRW, 2015 Sequoia SQ38HRL, G614's, Titan Disk Brakes, Trail-Air Flex Air pin box, SRE4000 w/ X-brace, Heavy Duty Shackle Straps w/ Wet Bolts & New Springs.. Now I am done for awhile.
830hvacman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 12:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,696
**update**

Well we had some substantial rain today and so far I am dry inside... I tossed the book at the leak doing several different areas so I am not exactly sure which did the trick, but donít care.... Iím dry

I completely cut the clear sealant away from front and rear of that slide, used solvent to clear any residue and applied new Proflex clear..

I completely cut out the sealant from all the seams on that slide, both horizontal and vertical, I used solvent and applied all new Proflex Clear...

I am trying to not get too excited just yet, but happy for now..
__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 11:17 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
5th_Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,096
What chem is a solvent for tha factory caulk that wonít damage the paint? The caulk on my RL is getting hard & powdery. Itís time...
5th_Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 12:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Ford truck guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5th_Time View Post
What chem is a solvent for tha factory caulk that wonít damage the paint? The caulk on my RL is getting hard & powdery. Itís time...

I am not sure of the name, a friend works at a high end body shop. The can only says..Ē Solvent ď made by Ardex . .

I had to use a plastic scraper to remove 90% or better, then a straight edge to clean it up.. The solvent was then applied to make sure there was no residual stuff......

When I get back in next week , I will ask him exactly the name...
__________________
2015 F-350
2016-38RL with-
17.5 Goodyear 114's , Titan Disc brakes, MorRyde 8K IS, Onan 6.5 , F&P D/W , Whirlpool fridge , two awnings , Slide in Slide ,Pewter/Urban Clay in-Black & Silver out

http://i.imgur.com/D0Lp87sl.jpg
Ford truck guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 07:06 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford truck guy View Post
I have this little nuisance leak that I cannot track down. I have the "16" 38RL WITH the slide in slide...

It started mid way through my last trip while driving.. I would have a small puddle of water on the floor outside my bathroom door, right at the top of the steps...
We have a '17 RL, which was actually built in April of '16. It developed a leak in the same spot, only when the slide is out. This after the slide floor was replaced last year at the factory. Cannot figure it out. Suggestions welcome.
BobJudy71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Redwood Registry

Woody

Cheezy1

Ruffnit

BobH
Add your Redwood RV
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.