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Old 03-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 8528RKWS Water leak in Kitchen

We have a 2013 8528RKWS with the rear kitchen. Last week, I noticed the countertop along the back wall was wet. All of the surrounding walls are dry. The window is dry. I looked above in the cabinets and they are dry. I cleaned it up, put some paper towels on the countertop and left it. When I went out to check today, after raining, the paper towels are wet, but the walls are dry. I can't figure out where the water is coming from. Anyone else have a similar leak?
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:07 PM   #2
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CZNEDY, I'm shocked no one has replied to you, it seams everyone has an opinion . So, as said here is one for you. We have the 2015 version of your rig. We love it! I have done many modifications to it including some stuff under the sink which didn't necessarily have anything to do with water but what I did see one day was that the kitchen faucet was a bit loose so I tightened it. The pump was on pressurizing the system. A few hours later I was back in the rig and noticed water around the base of the faucet. I checked things again and found one of the supply hoses to the faucet was a bit loose and a fine mist was coming out and onto the counter top. Yeah weird . The faucet has no calking under it. I took the supply off and found the washer inside was kinked from the factory install. Replacing it cured my "wet" problem. Good luck.
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Thanks Tahoe, we are still winterized, so I am pretty sure it is coming in from the roof . The water was on the countertop that runs along the back wall. I'm going to have to spend some time in the roof searching.
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Any window (s) on back wall? Spray with garden hose....mine has a rear window, and the weep slots couldn't keep up...
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Your welcome, one other thing I noticed on ours was that the roof membrane is incredibly thin. I have upgraded two Fantastic vents. So maybe your issue lies where the membrane laps over the edge... Just a thought, hope you figure it out. Have a great spring and summer!
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Any window (s) on back wall? Spray with garden hose....mine has a rear window, and the weep slots couldn't keep up...
Thanks Bob, I will check that out
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:11 PM   #7
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We had a issue early on after purchasing it. Water dripping from the AC and into the kitchen. It was repaired under warranty. I assume a seal or gaskett. Never was to worked up because they were fixing it with a few other items. No issues since.
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We have a 2012 8528RKWS and on ours, if the water was coming from the roof, the cabinets would have to be wet as the roof seam is directly above the cabinets. I suspect either the rear window is leaking or as Bob says the weep holes are not keeping up or are plugged. We've never had a leak caused by the roof.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:29 PM   #9
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Thanks everybody for your input i made sure the windows were closed tight yesterday. I dried out the inside on the window well. Went back out tonight and sure enough, there is a small puddle on the countertop under the back windows and more water inside the right window well. Now I just have to figure out where it is coming in. We have the diamond package windows.
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What I did was to remove inner frame, then where it fits up to the outer section, Added a little silicone to seal inner to outer frame and leak gone.
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We had a pretty good rain storm today and I went out to check the window. The inside of the window is dry. The water is leaking out of the screws on the bottom of the frame. It is leaking out of three of six screws. Had to go to the car show today so I put a towels down on the counter and maybe I can take the window out tomorrow if it isn't raining.
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That's also where/ how mine was leak'n....

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Maybe after traveling the screws loosen up. Ours is a 2014 and I have not seen any leaks. It is still covered up and looks like it will be for a while now, because we got 5" of snow and still snowing here in central New York.


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That's also where/ how mine was leak'n....

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Hey Bib, where was the water getting in?
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:38 PM   #15
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Sorry, Bob
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Was gett'n around the bottom row of screws...pull the inner frame, and you'll see how the window is installed.... Where the inner meets the outerr, put a small bead of anti-leak (silicone) and reassemble frame to window
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So, you only had to take the inside frame off ,right. Or do I need to wait for a warm day and take the whole window out?
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Just take the inner frame off...then you'll see where to add silicone...outer frame edge is sharp, no lip, so where the inner butts up against the outer is where the water gets in
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I had to take the whole windy out and reveal it. There was water getting in from the outside. I remove the inner frame, then popped the window out. All of the foam sealant was off and wasn't completing the seal from the outside. I removed all of the old sealer and put butyl tape all around. Popped it back in and adjusted then tightened it down. We will check for leaks tonight with a flashlight after dark. Then tomorrow,with a hose.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #20
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You can see where the corner seal from the factory failed. That's where the water got in.Click image for larger version

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