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Old 06-18-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Water leak - take to dealer to assess possible damage?

Camping this week and awoke to water sound and found about 1/4" deep water across entire floor of the rv and soaked heavily into carpet section on the slide. Immediately turned off water and found major leak at the water filter container. Mopped up the water and immediately removed everything in the floor level cabinets. I'm guessing the major leak may have gone on for several hours based on the amount of water inside and the river underneath my rv. Packed up and headed home that morning and opened up all outside doors to storage and began running 3 fans on the floor to dry things asap. After one full day and night, the carpet is about 70% dry. I think it will be totally dry within another day or so.

Should I be concerned enough to take it to my local dealer to determine if I may have damaged sub flooring or anything that may show up at a later point? My rig is a Rockwood Roo 21ss and is less than a year old and still under warrantee.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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If you had a 1/4" of water, there is no doubt you have damage to the sub floor.
The carpet probably already has mold growing underneath it.
This is going to be something MAJOR.
Did the dealer winterize it?
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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That much water could cause damage but you're doing the right thing. You might be ok if you can get everything dry very soon.
Lots of folks have removed the built-in filter and use outside hose end filters for the reason you describe.
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No, I winterized it and have used it at least 5 times so far this year with no issues. A closer look at the filter canister revealed a hairline crack. I also found in the forums today that you have to push up on the canister after you get it tight and then you can tighten more. Just verified that myself a few minutes ago. This most likely was a combination of the crack and the canister was not tightened properly and vibrated loose during my 6 hour drive to the campground.
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Drying everything out asap is the right thing to do, but be aware that water might have gotten into the electrical. That should probably be checked out first.
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No, I winterized it and have used it at least 5 times so far this year with no issues. A closer look at the filter canister revealed a hairline crack. I also found in the forums today that you have to push up on the canister after you get it tight and then you can tighten more. Just verified that myself a few minutes ago. This most likely was a combination of the crack and the canister was not tightened properly and vibrated loose during my 6 hour drive to the campground.
Check your RV insurance policy this is going to be a MAJOR issue - as said by Mark you probably have mould already

Can't hurt - take it back to your RV Dealer and see what they will do for you -- it is still in warranty after all
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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I hope you were able to resolve your water problems. When we took the Stealth up to a NASCAR race in Phoenix last November, we had a leak from behind the shower that flooded everything the first morning. We just used the campground showers, but on day two, noticed water running out from behind kitchen counters. Once we verified that it wasn't part of the first leak, we discovered that every time we used water in the kitchen sink there was a fine spray of water inside the cabinets. The rippling on the outer cabinets was obvious so we knew they were shot. We dropped it off on the way home and, other than trips to empty the trailer, we didn't see it again for almost 6 months. Apparently, the wrong cabinets were ordered (or delivered depending on whether you were talking to repair center or Forest River,) so it took an extra 6 weeks for the new replacement.
Warranty covered a lousy $179 with $100 being our deductible. The other $2,400 was covered by insurance, minus their deductible. I've never heard back about whether Progressive was able to force the warranty company (Cornerstone) to cover their costs.


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Old 09-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #8
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Would insurance cover that? That sounds like some type of water damage claim or something? I have no idea but I think it might be worth a phone call. As was said. The mold might already be started under the rug.
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