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Old 05-24-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Advice on bunk leak.

I realize it is hard to help diagnose but looking for suggestions.

I found a moist mattress corner when I first set up but hoped it was a poorly closed bunk. I now see that is not the case. If you look at the black tracks under the mattress, where two tracks meet in a corner is where I have water. It is a pretty stead wetness right there on that corner piece. I can't tell if it originates in the corner or runs down inside one of the tracks and ends up in the corner.

Is a likely culprit a bad seal of the canvas to the door? Any suggestions of an attack? Obviously I can drive to the dealer but hate to see how long I might be without this thing and I hate that thought.


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Old 05-24-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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I think I found several possible culprits so ignore/delete this.


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Old 05-25-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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Ignore what?
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Sorry that wasn't clear. I think I need to eliminate inadequate seasoning before anything else. Ignore my cry for help.


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Old 05-26-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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If anyone is interested in testing for leaks, I am an architect and the way we test buildings is with a hose, testing one section at time working from the bottom to the top of the section of concern.

Apply a stream of water for 10-15 minutes to the section being tested. Have a helper observe for the presence of water inside the RV. Wait 10-15 minute before moving on to the next section to make sure the water has time to perk through the system.

Using this method you can usually pinpoint the source of water penetration and address the leak.
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