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Old 06-22-2019, 09:37 AM   #1
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Water in RV Slide Room ONLY when Slide Out In

Hi all, maybe you can help me think this through. Over the past several mos. we have noticed that we get some water on the interior floor of one of our back slide outs but *only* when the slide is in. Some pics:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cec...ew?usp=sharing


-I am reasonably sure, though I should test this some more, that this is not water coming from the roof and down the sides of the slides. I know when bringing the slide in after a rain, this is a common issue.


-As far as I can tell, my water lines are fine. The outside kitchen line is not leaking. Wouldn't the water be an issue all of the time, not just when the slide is in?



-Maybe the window? Nothing when the slide is out, but I guess I need to consider that the angle of the slide changes, which might cause water to come in ONLY when it is closed.


-The flaps or seals on the roof appear to be sitting correctly, and I assume when the slide closes they are going in correctly.


I will try to get some more pics, to the extent that that may be helpful.


Thanks for taking a look!


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Old 06-22-2019, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:28 AM   #3
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How do toppers address the issue if the water only appears to be an issue when the slide is in?


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Old 06-23-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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Check the position of the slide gaskets when the slide is in they should be compressed about 50% or so. With the slide out do a good inspection of the gaskets for tears or if they remain flat when not against the rig side.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:09 PM   #5
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joettab1977: I had a problem with water when my slide was in, I found out the seal was not compressed enough and I actually could see light through that area. This was on the front part of the slide and I would up getting some flat rubber gasket material and used automotive gasket glue to hold it in place. It wound up compressing enough when closed to stop the leak. I haven't had a problem since.
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How do toppers address the issue if the water only appears to be an issue when the slide is in?


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It still covers the top
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How do toppers address the issue if the water only appears to be an issue when the slide is in?


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The toppers cover the upper flange even when the slide is in to direct water and debris away from the slide. I installed mine and would not have a rig without them know. a topper is not the solution to your leak tho. let the forum know what you find and correct.
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Regarding the toppers, thank you!


And I will keep looking, poking around and keep you all updated. I appreciate your help.





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Old 06-24-2019, 11:29 AM   #9
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having same issue going out to look somemore!
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:40 PM   #10
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Took some pictures of my seals (is that what they are called?), as I was adding conditioner to them.


The vertical seals are sitting properly and appear to be in very good shape.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDX...ew?usp=sharing



The horizontal seal at the top is not in as good of condition as the vertical one.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/198x...ew?usp=sharing


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y-D...ew?usp=sharing


This is the side I am getting some water but, as I said, only when the slide is in.
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