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Old 11-14-2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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WP 25ULA Wheel well leaks in water

We have a 2014 Work & Play 25 ULA.

Love the design but the execution sucks! We have had more repair issues with this unit than I can list.

After my hubby brought our unit back from a trip to our storage facility, we noticed lots of water only on the floor under a window. Therefore, we figured the water come in from around the window or ceiling vent, or back ramp door. NO! Not it.

No leaks or stains around the ceiling on dampness inside cabinets. We have looked all over the unit trying to figure out where this water issue is coming from. May I add it does not leak when it rains? Only when we tow. Very strange.

So this past week on our way back from a weekend trip, I placed towels inside the unit around the wheel well. We came through many large puddles and constant rain. When we stopped, I put my theory to work and checked the towels. Guess what? The towels were all wet! Yep… I figured it out.
Our two-year-old Work & Play unit leaks like a sieve around the wheel well when it is raining. Only on one side at this time. (Yes, our extended warranty has expired…*sigh*.)

Now the trick is to figure out how we are going to seal the wheel well so not to get water intrusion.

Additionally, we DO NOT have any slides.

Has anyone out there had an issue on his or her toy hauler or trailer?
How about on another Work & Play product?
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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Have you had Tire Issues? This can beat the Heck out of Wheel wells! Youroo!!
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
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Nope no tire issues. (No blow outs or other.) When we drive in the rain, the water is forced up into the wheel well and it leaks insde onto the floor.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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that sucks. I live in a pretty arid region and have yet to tow through rain. however, i didnt like the exposed back and edge of the FRP sidewalls and used a liberal amount of plastidip in these areas in an attempt to keep water and spray from getting into the wood. its like a spray on rubber coating. maybe plastidip or that stuff Billy Mays sold on TV to seal his screen door boat bottom would work for you.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #5
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drittal.... think we are going to have to caulk inside and outdie to keep water out... on the outside this may be easier than said than done.
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Take some measurements of the wheel well area. You might be able to buy a trailer fender and modify to fit and seal. Might even be able to have something made.
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A32Deuce... it already has a metal wheel well housing that is inside the unit exposed.
It is covered with the spray on no slip floor material... like rhinosheild in truck beds.

I do not know if we can add anything outside under the wheel well, next to the tires.
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drittal.... think we are going to have to caulk inside and outdie to keep water out... on the outside this may be easier than said than done.
That's why i suggested the spray stuff. Don't actually have to get the gun on the seam.
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Might have to pull the wheels off and do a close inspection to see what is needed to seal.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:39 PM   #10
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yes figured we would have to pull wheels off....*ugh*...
drittal.... what kind of "spray stuff' are you talking about?
Like that faom spray insulation in a can?
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