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Old 12-10-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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Champagne still leaking water inside

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Well after two years of trying to stop the leak inside my 2016 Champagne I'm asking if anyone has had success in stopping the same type leak. This only happens when there is blowing rain. Here is a list of what I have had done so far to try and fix it.

1. Had rear air conditioner removed and scoped to see if water has leaked into the ducts, nothing found.
2. Had new air conditioner gasket installed and four bolts sealed.
3. Had J rails removed cleaned and resealed including bolts sealed.
4. Had J rails opened at each end, as per Orvan .
5. Had complete roof gone over by two repair shops looking for any leaks or concerns, none found.

Has anyone found a solution? Going with a pressure test next and/or taking it to Orvan up in Indiana to see what he can find. Getting desperate, any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:35 PM   #2
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I had a similar leak right at the front of the kitchen slide. I think the culprit was the Winegard mounting bolts, as it hasn't happened since adding dicor. Only time will tell.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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check ALL the gutter screws. and gutter joints.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:38 PM   #4
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I had a similar leak that only occurred when it was raining and windy at the same time. Took the fiver to the Shipshewana RV Repair Center in Indiana (near Elkhart/Goshen) where they have a water deluge bay. They found the leak and repaired it successfully.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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Cavie - I had the J rails (gutters) removed and cleaned, screws sealed, and re-caulked. Thanks for your input. Best
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #6
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MillMan75 - Thanks that is our next step, do you know what they repaired? Best
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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Cavie - I had the J rails (gutters) removed and cleaned, screws sealed, and re-caulked. Thanks for your input. Best
Same.
Mine leaked at the gutter seam.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:40 PM   #8
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BandJCarm - Thanks will check them again.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #9
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I think the pressure test will tell you a lot, if they do it correctly. You may even find leaks that you didn't know you had.
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Fifth Wheelers: Did you have your 5th wheel pressure tested? I had my 5th wheel done in Ottawa, Ontario I am sure your dealer could suggest a place. It checks the roof, all windows & door seals, also outside wall seams, electrical & speaker outlets. Good luck.
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