Originally Posted by weiman1983
Thanks. The camper actually looks good. There was no damage that I could find. If I hadn't been putting clothes in the closet I never would have noticed the water. There were no puddles so I think the leak just started. Fortunatly it's in better shape then the truck.
After giving such a glowing review about FR to a guy on here who was waiting to pick his up...
I walked in one morning and found the front bedroom and half the livingroom flooded. And the front storage as well. This was just after some rain. I had left the trailer connected to water, and thought maybe that was the problem. I mopped up all the water and put a fan in the door and left the front storage open. It took about 3 days to fully dry.
Thats when I went looking for the leak and found a bunch of loose connections on the water heater. The heater is sort of under the bed, and sort of in the front compartment. I also caulked all of the wall and floor joints to keep any more water leaks contained.
So, I was leaving the vents open and the front compartment open to make sure it was REALLY dry in there when a storm came though while I was at work. Yes, flooded the trailer again.
This time I noticed the rain gutters were pouring water right onto the windows and front compartment doors. That could explain the water leaking in there, so I picked up some rain gutter extenders and waited for rain. Well, they sort of worked in that there were only puddles in the front compartment instead of the usual lake.
I found a couple of penetrations from the awning screws that looked like they could be allowing water entry so I sealed those up.
Today, I found the front storage door frames were a little warped when they screwed them into the jambs. I can see a spot about 10 inches long where the door doesn't make contact with the seal. Its also where the door happens to stick out from the siding about 3/16ths of an inch. Right where the rain gutter was pouring water. I think an extra strip of foam should fix that right up. Then I'll have to wait for some more rain.
Thankfully it only rains about 4 times a year around here.
Not sure why I had to tell you all that.
Except that a little moisture isn't going to ruin the trailer as long as it isn't prolonged.