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Old 11-08-2015, 07:02 PM   #31
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I purposefully viewed new & used TTs during heavy rains and quickly found that even new ones leak... The week we bought our (gently used) TT, a new one, same model, was leaking badly. Thankfully these units leave the factory with lots of sawdust everywhere so its also easy to see where water has clumped the sawdust (or not...)

I took a high power flashlight to every cubby & access panel. Our (used) TT was bone-dry and had likely been that way since day one since the original factory sawdust was still spread evenly underneath the cabinets, under the outdoor kitchen, etc.

My dealer also included a FREE pressurized leak test & re-caulking before we started the 2.5 hour PDI. They agreed that new ones sometimes leak & said that they would provide the same service if I bought a new unit... We have now camped for 2 seasons and have not had any leaks or other issues with our (used) TT...

One of the reasons I do not like the idea of ordering a TT from a wholesaler, etc. is that you are pretty much stuck with the unit you ordered vs. having your pick of the litter... Some TTs are lemons from day one...
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:08 PM   #32
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Dan, the service manager at FunTownRV told us that while performing the water test, the water ran down the seal on the outside and along the rollers at the bottom of the slide. He said that it appears that backing was not installed behind these rollers.
Thanks. The member "Torch" recently posted in another thread "And still waiting for the bedroom slide seal kit that the factory never installed." This may be all our 295 leak problems - but I can't see why this problem would cause the water to drip ONLY on my bathroom floor and not everywhere I have rollers.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:29 AM   #33
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Agree, the dealer installed a seal along the bottom of the slide opening and it still leaked in the same spot, didn't help since they installed the horizontal seal over the vertical seal creating a sort of bucket at the end where the 2 seals merged.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #34
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Just purchased (ordered it) 2016 Wildcat 275ckx. Maiden voyage out and woke up next morning with water on floor near bedroom slide out. Water continued to flow in long after rain had stopped which leads me to believe it had accumulated somewhere. The leak is down by floor nothing detected on wall or top of slide.

Took it in dealer got on it right away, after 8 hrs. tech thinks he found leak. Assuming this to be true do I have to be concerned about further issues like rot, delamination, from a one time event? The leak apparently is coming from the front lower level of slide. Mere observation of that bedroom design with the rollers exposed etc. makes me wonder how water stays out of there. How many layers of seals do these bedroom slide outs have?

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Dan, we finally got ours back from the dealership after two weeks. When looking at the warranty invoice, only thing they did was use a bit of caulk. Our Reese Goosebox was also damaged, in their care. We got the rig home and husband got a ladder set up, to check if anything was even done. He found our wiper seal above the bedroom, directly under the gutter downspout was torn. I really believe our rig has been sitting at the dealership, just taking up a space. I sent a pic to the dealership, but we do not want to leave it again. Trust just went out the door !!
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:32 PM   #35
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Agree, the dealer installed a seal along the bottom of the slide opening and it still leaked in the same spot, didn't help since they installed the horizontal seal over the vertical seal creating a sort of bucket at the end where the 2 seals merged.


We finally got ours back from the dealership after two weeks. When looking at the warranty invoice, only thing they did was use a bit of caulk. Our Reese Goosebox was also damaged, in their care. We got the rig home and husband got a ladder set up, to check if anything was even done. He found our wiper seal above the bedroom, directly under the gutter downspout was torn. I really believe our rig has been sitting at the dealership, just taking up a space. I sent a pic to the dealership, but we do not want to leave it again. Trust just went out the door !!
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:56 PM   #36
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I normally post pics off my phone using Tapatalk, but uploads have failed all day. The left (looking from inside) end of the bedroom wardrobe slide leaks onto the vinyl flooring on the bathroom floor. Fortunately, it does not leak on carpet. I can put a cup in a certain place near the shower and catch every drip but I don't really want water on the inside of the slide walls.

I wouldn't have guessed my dealership had ANY certification process. I think some techs at my shop were laying brick last week and some were working in a nursing facility.

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we finally got ours back from the dealership after two weeks. When looking at the warranty invoice, only thing they did was use a bit of caulk. Our Reese Goosebox was also damaged, in their care. We got the rig home and husband got a ladder set up, to check if anything was even done. He found our wiper seal above the bedroom, directly under the gutter downspout was torn. I really believe our rig has been sitting at the dealership, just taking up a space. I sent a pic to the dealership, but we do not want to leave it again. Trust just went out the door !! I tried to post a pic of the torn wiper seal on the upper left corner of the bedroom slide, but the pic failed. I agree with you on tech service. They should all be politicians or car salesmen. They only tell you what you want to hear.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #37
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We took the Wildcat in for warranty work yesterday. They said they will fix the leak, and check to make sure no wood was damaged. Hopefully the nightmare will end with this problem.

we finally got ours back from the dealership after two weeks. When looking at the warranty invoice, only thing they did was use a bit of caulk. Our Reese Goosebox was also damaged, in their care. We got the rig home and husband got a ladder set up, to check if anything was even done. He found our wiper seal above the bedroom, directly under the gutter downspout was torn. I really believe our rig has been sitting at the dealership, just taking up a space. I sent a pic to the dealership, but we do not want to leave it again. Trust just went out the door !!
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They never did fix our leak after having it for 2 months completely removing slide and putting back together. Thankfully, we worked out a "settlement" with our dealer who was very good. I am totally scared of Wildcats now, which is unfortunate because we loved the unit.
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I'm still waiting to get my unit back from trying to get the bubbling floor issue resolved but they added seals on the inner edge of the slide. Have no clue if this fixed it or not since the slides have not been out for a couple of months now.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:05 PM   #40
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Just opened up my 282RKX. Guess the water got in the bedroom slide some how. The bedroom slide top is still damp and buckling and water must have seeped somehow through the floor. Sure is a big gap up there. The linoleum is buckled clear over at the walkway when you go up the stairs. Don't know how much help I will get as this out of warranty. It's a 2013. Will call dealer tomorrow.
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