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Old 09-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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slide out leak

Hi everyone.. I have a 2009 28fbss. I noticed a small leak the other day on the front portion of the slide out that seems to be along the floor under the couch. I proceeded to cauulk the entire exterior with no results... Any ideas? thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Look at the drip edge where the siding meets the floor, I had the same type of leak on my slide. The water would run down the side of the slide, hit the drip edge and run into the camper. The problem was the drip edge was installed 1/4" too high.
The fix was to remove the drip edge, remove the caulk, and install eternabond to cover the edge and the flooring, then re-install the drip edge. I went further and removed all the caulk on the slide out and installed eternabond.

Will add pictures later.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks markdowd for the reply. As it turns out i have the same issue relating to my camper. Its great that we can all help each other out with these matters!! I do have one question regarding eternabond. Being relatively new to the camper scene, does this product come as a caulk type sealant and would be available through a local rv dealer? Thank you for for time and expertise..
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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The eternabond is a tape you can order thru the internet. Works great. Google it.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Thanks my friend!! Also thanks for the pic. Same exact area im having an issue. Happy trails!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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Thanks my friend!! Also thanks for the pic. Same exact area im having an issue. Happy trails!!
Tom, did you get your leak fixed? I have a Sabre 31 RETS and my slide leaks, what appears to be, at the same exact spot. My slide has a long window that extends withing about 6 inches from the drip edge. The water seems to come in between the carpet and the floor of the slide. I first thought it may be a window leak which was running between the wall and down but I don't think so. Sounds like it is the same type leak you have. Let me know if you fixed your successfully.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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yes i was able to fix the problem.. I removed the lower drip edge along the floor on both sides, cleaned the area well, and applied eternabond 2" tape just slightly above the drip edge and another layer to wrap down and under the floor about 1". Reinstalled the drip edge and so far so good. I hope this may have helped you>>
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
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If they would just install the drip edge correctly this would not happen. The eternabond will fix it for good!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #9
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Thanks again !!! I took your advice and it seems to be working perfectly!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #10
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Just a point of info..on our Georgetown 374..leak on front slide flooring in cabinet...found solution was to heavily RTV the topper bracket where it attaches to the slide itself...worked fine..
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