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Old 04-07-2017, 02:01 PM   #1
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Still leaking...

After six (6) trips back to the dealer for a leak, the slide is still leaking when closed. It's not very reassuring when the dealer responds with, "I don't know what else to do...".

I'm beyond frustrated at this point!

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Old 04-07-2017, 02:06 PM   #2
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What year? I would think a complete seal replacement would be the only option left. And hopefully still under warranty.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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Have you tried to find it yourself? I haven't had great luck with my dealer, so I usually find the problem then tell them what to do or do it myself. I would get a ladder and look at everything when it is closed. Then open it a little and look at the seals. See if you can see a spot that doesn't seem to be getting much pressure on it. I bet something is square or something and the seal isn't getting pressed even all the way down the slide.
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It's a 2017 that we purchased about three months ago. They've replaced all the seals twice, and they've even double all of the seals as well.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:13 PM   #5
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Have you tried to find it yourself? I haven't had great luck with my dealer, so I usually find the problem then tell them what to do or do it myself. I would get a ladder and look at everything when it is closed. Then open it a little and look at the seals. See if you can see a spot that doesn't seem to be getting much pressure on it. I bet something is square or something and the seal isn't getting pressed even all the way down the slide.


I have tried but apparently I'll have to dig a little deeper. This has been an ongoing issues. Luckily they just fixed the original leak. The top of the slide just started last night.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:18 PM   #6
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After all that. It probably ain't the seals. Use coloured water. Poor IT on there see where it's coming from
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #7
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DO you keep the trailer where you have water? With the slide in run water along the top seal and see if you get a leak.

I had a thread on here a long time ago with a leak in the top seam. All the sealant looked good but when water hit it it leaks. Turns out the outer bulb seal only clips (for lack of a better word) to the inner wiper seal. The inner wiper seal is only STAPLED onto the outer wall of the trailer through the aluminium siding. I ended up striping all the sealant off the top seal, resealed and stapled the inner wiper seal.. Put the outer bulbs seal back on and resealed the seam above that. No more leaks along the top.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:34 PM   #8
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Hate to see yours is still leaking! Guess what? I just returned home with mine after the dealer having it for almost a month. I tried to get them to install the seals that you showed me on my thread. They ensured me the leak was fixed and if I wanted those additional seals, I would have to pay for them. I told them I didn't if they were certain it was sealed. I arrived home, washed it, went inside and... still leaking. Exact same place yours is. Traveling down the slide track and dripping on the floor. I'll fix the freaking thing myself. Ridiculous there are that many incompetent dealers out there. I bought mine at Holman motors in Batavia / Cincinnati, Oh by the way.
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:41 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear your having the same problems. What's your plan of attack?

(For the record, I'm located in the San Francisco Bay Area CA)
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:49 PM   #10
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When I check for water leaks on vehicles, I'll use several different techniques. I.e. Using colored water, baby powder, pressurizing inside with the a/c, fans, etc then spray soapy water outside and look for bubbles, etc. I'm going to go all over this thing in the next few days to determine what's going on. I'll be out of town tomorrow, but I'll check it in the evenings after work this coming week. I'll definitely keep you posted. I live about 2 1/2 hours away from the dealer so anything I can fix, I will. I now see how their service is
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:55 PM   #11
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That'd be greatly appreciated, thank you! Question for ya... Was your TT level when it leaked? I know it's irrelevant but that's what my dealer and Forest River keep asking me. I've told them IT DOES NOT MATTER if it's level or not, it shouldn't leak regardless.

PS, I have no problem messaging you with my contact info to openly communicate.
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I'm kind of OCD when it comes to all things mechanical due to mainly my profession I guess. Lol That being said, my TT was PERFECTLY level. Still leaks. You can certainly PM your cell or email. I will keep you updated
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Our wasn't as it was parked in front of the house BUT like I said, it shouldn't matter. It shouldn't leak!
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Exactly! It's not like these are parked halfway over a cliff or twisted in odd ways when they are parked at our homes or anywhere!
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #15
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Our 2017 26RL leaks when the slide is in. This last time, I noticed the bulb part of the seal was drooping in the middle. On each end, it was about 1/4" to 1/2" above the slide. In the center it was about 1/8" below the slide. I showed this to them when I dropped it off and they supposedly adjusted the seal up in the middle to fix the problem. It did rain while it was on the dealer's lot. I asked them to double check and they said it was dry. We've got rain coming today and tomorrow, I guess I ought to slide the slide in and check up on them...
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:49 AM   #16
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You can always put a slide topper on it that will help it
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:58 AM   #17
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You didn't say what was done during each of those six trips. It is possible that all of the suggestions of the members have already been tried and more.

You also did not say if the degree of water damage has been assessed.

It would seem to me that you would want to know what the water damage is and fix it before fixing the cause. However, it is not uncommon for some owners to try to hide the evidence of water damage and then sell their unit...

This seems to require a trip to the factory as the slide may not have been correctly installed in the first place, which may be why none of the six trips mattered.
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