Originally Posted by queencorn64
Our 2012 FL has in some areas extreme dampness in the corners of our slides... Couldn't find anything when I searched this site or I'm using the wrong verbiage... We are having to keep fans blowing on the areas after soaking up the water with a plush full size shower towel!!! It's quite a bit of water! We are in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC and have had a crazy amount of rain recently! Anyone have this problem or solution other than large tubs of Damp Rid? Any help is appreciated !!!
Just an idea. Go look underneath the slide in question. Look at the black plastic covering the edge and bottom of the slide. Push against it and observe for moisture. You can slightly pull the edge down and look for dampness to the plywood. If you find it moist them you have found your source for the moisture ingress. What happens is moisture rolls down the outside of the slide ends and is pulled by capillary action underneath the bottom lip of the slide. If the black plastic covering the edge of the plywood is not located high enough the water seeps in behind it and wicks up into the plywood and your carpet.
If this is your problem you need to hope for dry weather and thoroughly dry this area out. You will need to caulk the edge of the black plastic near the bottom of the slide to prevent further problems and even at that i would keep an eye on it. It is just a poor design in my opinion and more people probably have this problem and do not know it. There is a thread that i happened on somewhere that the bottom of the slide rotted out and had to be replaced.
If rain is forcasted at a minimum place some Vinyl tape to seal this area up until you can get enough dry days to get it dried out.
This is likely your problem if your walls are dry, the window shows no signs of leaks and the biggest problem is wet carpet. You can a private message and I can provide you my phone number. I know my fix works as we have been flooded here in Georgia and i have had no further issues.