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Old 01-29-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Leak near power and cable ports

I have a brand-new 2015 fifth-wheel purchased 3 months ago from the dealer. I just discovered a water leak in the bottom compartment on the right side of the fireplace. Inside that compartment, behind a faux wall-board, are the TV/CABLE and POWER inlet ports. The floor was soaked with water and the outboard wall seemed especially damp just under the power inlet port. On the outside of the RV, the port and seal looks good. I cannot determine where exactly the leak originates. It must be coming from one of the ports. Anyone have an idea why new ports should be leaking? I plan to put clear silicone around the ports because it is a real pain in the ***** to take it back to the dealer (I'm a full timer). Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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I have a new 2015 fifth-wheel purchased 3 months ago and I just discovered a water leak in the bottom compartment on the right side of the fireplace. I cannot determine where exactly the leak originates. It must be coming from one of the ports. Anyone have an idea why new ports should be leaking? I plan to put clear silicone around the ports. Any other ideas will be appreciated.

Make and model might prompt a better response.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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It is a Flagstaff 28' Classic Lite 5th wheel. I haven't really memorized the model number you. When I get home from work, I'll take a look. I just discovered a water leak in the bottom compartment on the right side of the fireplace. Inside that compartment, behind a faux wall-board, are the TV/CABLE and POWER inlet ports. The floor was soaked with water and the outboard wall seemed especially damp just under the power inlet port. On the outside of the RV, the port and seal looks good. I cannot determine where exactly the leak originates. It must be coming from one of the ports. Anyone have an idea why new ports should be leaking? I plan to put clear silicone around the ports because it is a real pain in the ***** to take it back to the dealer (I'm a full timer). Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:57 AM   #4
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Not sure I'd seal with silicone.
They use Geocel 2300 at the Flagstaff factory for sealing all things but the roof.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:27 PM   #5
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For me NO SILICONE...ever.....on my RV.
3M brand. 5200 Marine Sealant would be a much better choice as an exterior sealer.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:38 AM   #6
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I had a leak I think I've found we have a motorized awning water was following the wire down when I took the track cover off, where wire was entering the side wall it wasn't seal completely.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:19 AM   #7
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I had to have the whole rear end (wall) replaced because the manufacturer didn't seal the window - 9 months after purchase. If your floor is wet or has standing water you are going to have mold/rot. The dealer/manufacturer has to deal with the situation. If you have no intention to keep it more than 2 years seal it yourself and deal with the mold. Oh by the way make sure that side is lower so the water doesn't seep into the main living area.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:26 PM   #8
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Don't forget to check for a leak from inside the RV. I've been getting small quantities of water in a bottom storage compartment of my Georgetown for a while now and believe I just discovered the source of it. It appears that the water feed line to the toilet is seeping where it attaches to the toilet. I'm still trying to stop the leak but haven't fixed it yet, even with a replacement cone washer. (Try to get one of these in the middle of the boot heel of NM!)

Wrap a paper towel around every water feed line to a faucet/toilet and check them a couple of hours later. If any are wet, you'll have located a leak.

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I just got my 5er back from Travel Home after taking it in for a leak at the skylight in the shower at the beginning of December 2015. This turned out to be a cracked skylight that Travel Home replaced. When they were up on the roof they noticed a large bubble in front of the AC upon inspecting this they found the AC had come loose and water had leaked under the seal and caused a large area in front of the AC to delaminate under the roof rubber. To repair this they had to remove the complete roof rubber and replace the plywood roof panel around the AC. and the roof rubber. This leak was on the uphill side of the AC. in front of it. Travel Home told me that I would be unaware of this leak as the was no water getting inside the coach and that it had been happening over a long period of time. My warranty expired on May 13 2015 and when Travel Home went to FR for warranty repair it was denied and I was told that it was my fault because I should have had my 5er in for service and had the AC retorqued. (never heard of that one) FR says they would contribute $1000 to the repair and supply the roof rubber. this after I phoned customer service at FR. Travel Home was very good in helping me with this but FR just will not stand behind their product. After the cash and roof rubber from FR this repair cost me $6000 dollars out of pocket'
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