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Old 01-27-2019, 09:20 PM   #1
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Chronic leak on floor in living room back corner

I have a 2016 Forest River Wildcat 28SGX 5th wheel trailer that has never been on the road except for being delivered from the dealer to my campsite. It has a chronic leak on the floor in the living room back corner. The carpet gets wet when it rains. There is a leak somewhere but we are unable to find it. We have had the roof caulked by a local rv repair place twice. We were also told that it appears that the molding around the back window does not extend completely around the window. There is about a one inch gap where the molding ends and the 2 sliders windows meet in the center both on the top and the bottom of the window. The rv tech suggested this may be where the leak is coming from so he caulked this spot however after a rain storm today the carpet is still wet. We are desperately trying to solve this problem.

I have seen other posts where there are leaks in the Forest River Wildcats. Is this a common occurrence with these trailers?

Suggestions anyone?

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:56 PM   #2
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FYI... Molding is black fuzz growing. MOULDING is trim around windows and stuff. I got really confused that you had so much mold growing.

Anyway. How handy are you? Windows are incredibly easy to pop in/out if you have a screw driver or drill. If you can pop a window out, you will be able to see if this is the root cause. Then you can re-seal the window with some putty tape and you be good to go.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:41 AM   #3
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We own a 2016 Wildcat Maxx and had a floor that also got wet every time it rained. After looking and caulking the areas you mentioned I finally found the leak.
Not sure about your Wildcat, however, our Maxx has a "belly band" about 2'-3' above the bottom of the trailer that runs all the way around the unit. Upon close examination, the top of the "belly band" had pulled away from the trailer fiberglass side and there was a split in the seal. I ran some water down the side of the trailer directly above this split and sure enough, the floor became wet. It's been well over a year since I resealed the area and there has not been any water intrusion since.
Just my experience, you may or may not have the same issue but should take a look, especially if your unit has the "belly band". Good luck!
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:03 AM   #4
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Did you find the leak yet? Inquiring minds want to know.
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