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Old 04-18-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
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Water leak on slide 2015 262bhxl

Has anyone else had or seen the slide leaking water after a rain storm with the slide in? Very confused thought with slide in it should be water tight from the rain.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have the 271RBXL which is about the same except the rear portion and am also having leak problems, I am bringing to dealer on Wednesday for repair. Have not been in rain with slide open yet. I thought it looked like the top gasket was not sealed correctly. Mine was leaking steadily during the rain. Very disappointed I have not even used it yet.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:49 PM   #3
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Has anyone else had or seen the slide leaking water after a rain storm with the slide in? Very confused thought with slide in it should be water tight from the rain.

None of the slide out seals are really 'tight'. So you will from time to time when the wind and rain blows in the 'right' direction, get water infiltration. When I park my unit, I will 'tilt' it to the slide side, so any water that may/will come in will stay in a smaller area and not 'run' into the unit. Had some 'snow' come in a little this winter.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:19 PM   #4
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We used ours once and it rained but we did not have any leaks with the slide out. But what Brother Les said makes sense, I am taken it to the dealer on Saturday and when I park it I will make sure it leans more towards the slide side. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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Mine is leaking more then a little once in awhile. After a couple of rains with leaking I threw a tarp on from about the middle of the roof hanging over the slide and sat in it during a rain, it had a steady dribble of water coming in from on top of slide room(slide in). I soaked up a good half gallon of water or more during the hour I was out there.I have it parked level between 2 buildings so the wind doesn't affect it much.
Last night with the slide out we had a light rain and still got a small amount of water in.
I hope dealer will be able to fix without having it to long.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:55 AM   #6
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If the slide room and seals are correctly installed and adjusted, the slide room shouldn't leak whether it's extended or retracted. Take it to the dealer to fix. It should pass the water hose test in or out.

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Was the slide in the whole time or did you retract it while it was wet? Sometime the swipe seals don't "squeegee" the top of the slide like they should and when it's retracted the slide will drop water from the roof of the slide and down the sides.
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We've had 10 days of monsoon. I mean we had cows...twice. I just went out and checked my Salem which is very much like the Wildwoods and it was dry as a bone around the slide. I'm thinking water intrusion is not normal around a closed slide.
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Was the slide in the whole time or did you retract it while it was wet? Sometime the swipe seals don't "squeegee" the top of the slide like they should and when it's retracted the slide will drop water from the roof of the slide and down the sides.
Yes the slide was in all the way, it was at our storage lot. We just had bad rains today so I went by and checked it and show the leak it is running down the top track for the slide. So I took video of it and will show dealer on Saturday when I take it to them.
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There should be no leaks either in or out. Water of course will accumulate on the top of the slide with it out unless you have slide toppers. If you don't have toppers then you need to get water off top of slide if bringing it in. Toppers are the way to go.
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