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Old 08-28-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Leak in Solera outside compartment storage

I noticed I am getting water in the small drivers side outside storage compartment. Upon inspection, the inside rotomold liner is completely tight, so no water intrusion there. However, I notice the door doesn't fit perfectly to the opening in the closed position. Since the door hinges down and the hinge is rivited in position, I believe the water is seeping in on the top corner. Has anybody had a similiar issue with their Solera and a fix. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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I don't have that issue with my "W" but I've had it with TT's. A thicker gasket solved the leaking....
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have same issue in my 2015 Solar 24R. The dealer has worked on it more than 1 year, but it is still leaking right now. I just drove the vehicle to dealer this week. they will replace thicker weatherstrips on the door. Hope it can be better this time.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:47 PM   #4
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I've had the same problem with my 24S rear compartment, couldn't get it to stop so I drilled a couple of small holes where the water settles to allow it to drain.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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There are many options of weather striping you can buy @ the hardware store,,, there must be one you can add to the door,,, to stop the leak ??? Most are self stick !!!
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:21 PM   #6
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In addition to the rubber seal, check the female portion of the door latch that is screwed into the trailer ( not the door). I found that on my 1st Wildcat, there was no silicone sealant under this portion of the latch or in the screws holding it in place. Without the silicone application, this portion of the door is not sealed and will drain into the compartment.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:27 PM   #7
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On our 2012 "S" the driver's side rear compartment (in front of the utility compartment) is open on top. Road water will spray up and into it when driving in rain. I use as a "dirty stuff" compartment.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:16 PM   #8
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I always make sure ours are all locked,,,
They seamed to be sealed much better when locked !!!
Last time I drained the WH,,, I forgot to lock compartment below it,,,
every thing in it was wet !!!
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:58 PM   #9
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Also make sure the water isnt coming from a leak in the plumbing. Mine had a cracked fitting on the suction side of the pump and it was the source of the water found in the storage bin!!
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:40 AM   #10
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Update; purchased 15ft Black Edge Trim Door Rubber Seal Strip RV Camper Trailer on ebay 11mm H x 13mm W and applied it to the sides and top leaving the bottom open. My assuption was right in that, since there either wasn't a tight seal either on the top or one of the sides, the water would enter there and run down the inner side of the door. When trapped at the bottom, it would build up because the bottom seal was tight and spill over the bottom lip, filling the compartment. Lengths seemed to come in 7 or 15ft, so I have some left over. Now it's dry
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