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Old 06-08-2016, 07:28 AM   #1
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2016 Grey Wolf 23dbh leaky slideout

Hey everyone. We bought our camper back in March and have used it twice to go camping. Unfortunately, both camping trips have been very rainy. Well, last time we went camping, about 2 weeks ago, I noticed water damage on the cheap fake wood veneer on the bottom left side of the entertainment center. Also, notices some water damage on the bottom of the cabinets near the ladder for the bunks. I know that it does not leak when extended, as we were dumped on twice with no water. Now, it was pouring down rain while it was in storage and also while driving with it on the highway and for a good distance. Either way, I know it is leaking while the slide is in. We have 5 camping trips set up so I don't want to take it to the shop. Does anyone know what I can do to test to see where it is leaking or tell me what I should check? Thanks so much for any help given.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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I have the same issue in my 2016 26DBH.

When I first investigated, I noticed a screw missing from the rain gutter right above where the leak was but that was not the cause.

At times it leaks more - only when slide is in. Seems that when it rains a lot it does not go in the rain gutter, but over spills it and land in the top of the slide and the seal must flipped to point in and the water seems to go to either the front or back of the slide and down.

I have it at the dealer now for a grey tank leak after out first outing so they are going to make sure it does not need adjustment.

I bought a cover for it to use when stored and I am thinking about getting a slide topper that should eliminate the leak.
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Awesome, thank you.
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:08 AM   #4
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Hey everyone. We bought our camper back in March and have used it twice to go camping. Unfortunately, both camping trips have been very rainy. Well, last time we went camping, about 2 weeks ago, I noticed water damage on the cheap fake wood veneer on the bottom left side of the entertainment center. Also, notices some water damage on the bottom of the cabinets near the ladder for the bunks. I know that it does not leak when extended, as we were dumped on twice with no water. Now, it was pouring down rain while it was in storage and also while driving with it on the highway and for a good distance. Either way, I know it is leaking while the slide is in. We have 5 camping trips set up so I don't want to take it to the shop. Does anyone know what I can do to test to see where it is leaking or tell me what I should check? Thanks so much for any help given.
This might help you, when your slide is in there is whole in the bottom corners that should have a piece installed to block that opening when closed and the slide is in so rain water can get in from under the slide. I have one slide that The piece fell off. FR factory will take care of that when I take my trailer in for a new roof on the 20th. When the slide is out it is covered. Now I put a plastic bag with a sponge in it for travel. I also was getting water in at that point at the bottom when I traveled down the highway....
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:09 AM   #5
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We had a bad bulb seal on our unit that was replaced. It damaged the wood stiles by the ladder to the bunks as well as the vertical wood on the entertainment center area....all being replaced under warranty.
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We had a bad bulb seal on our unit that was replaced. It damaged the wood stiles by the ladder to the bunks as well as the vertical wood on the entertainment center area....all being replaced under warranty.
Do you know which bulb it was? Thanks
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Do you know which bulb it was? Thanks
As far as I was told it was the bulb seal that ran on the top of the slide.
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Awesome, have a few things to check now. Thanks everyone! If anyone would like to add stuff to look for, please add! Thanks again.
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Mine was leaking when stowed (26DBH). DId a post on it some time ago... But the short was the sealant used to seal it to the side of the trailer did not bond to the sidewall. It looked good at face value but when I got up onto the roof and looked it was a micro thin break a few spots along the slide that let the water get behind the inter and out wiper seals. I re applied the sealant and now all is good.
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