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Old 02-19-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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Slide Out Leaking

My 2018 Travel Trailer is leaking on the bottom Left side. I'm new to all of this, I can see that the water (heavy rain) was pouring down the side of slide and running under the slide that I found out is just wood, it is coated with something but not sure what? When I check the roof of the slide there were large noticeable places where the caulking wasn't attached, and some spots that the caulk didn't even touch the seam. Terrible job!!! Since then I have re-caulked the areas. But the slide really seems to be pooling water on top. and still running down the side. When speaking to a service person, they said if the slide is even a little un-level it can leak! But NOWHERE can I find how to level the slide.
Any suggestions. I don't have a topper for the slide yet.

Also I have an automatic Awning Dometic with adjustments capable of water shedding and can't not figure out really what is the best adjustment is in this unpredictable weather heavy rain, and yesterday snow. I did find a manual on-line but having a hard time picturing what to do. I'm more of a hands on learner. Can I leave it partially closed in water shed position? There is not much of an angle to the awning either, seems to be almost straight out.
any information would be appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. If I'm reading ou right your have two problems water collecting on the top of the slide and your awning not knowing how to position it. You can use a level to check the slide out floor as compared to the trailer floor. It might be the slide is leaned toward the trailer so water runs in. As for the main awning pull the side away from your door down a few inches and tighten up the brace there. You will have to loosen it when retracting. Also give thought to some awning poles to help correct the inherent problems with electrical awnings.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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The gutters for the main roof are functioning fine it seems. but water is pooling on the top of the slide in the middle I don't know if this is normal? or if it's normal to run down the side of the slide, collect underneath and leak through the wall to the inside wall.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:43 PM   #4
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Do you have toppers above your slides

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