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Old 05-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Red face Water entering front storage compartment

We have a 2006 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8296 SS that we bought new. Ever since we've owned it, we've had water issues with the front storage compartment. We've had it to the dealer, who replaced the seals and we've replaced and reinforced the seals. The compartment doors close very tight and there are no gaps that we can see. At one point we thought it was coming from our front window which was leaking and the dealer re-caulked even though this was only our first year with the unit. The front window no longer leaks, but the water continues to collect in the front storage compartment. There are no roof leaks and no other water issues. Any ideas???

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Old 05-26-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Check up on top under the corner trim that continues down the front. There are screws under that trim and if not caulked properly or if caulking gets old they will leak.
Had to re-caulk my '09 Rockwood Signature Ultra-Lite 8315ss in several places under that trim.


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Old 05-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #3
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I know it is not a TT but I had a water leak coming into storage area from the shower pan it was not sealed in one corner and water was runnning across floor to wall between sidewall into the compartment took a while to figure it out. Sometimes it comes from very strange places.

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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i had a leak in the rear storage compartment on my 8315SS also...i checked everywhere and finally found it under the rubber trim in the strip the holds the roof material along the top side of the trailer. pulled out the screws and found 2 rusty ones right above where i had the leak. i replaced all the screws ,putting sealant on them when i screwed them back in.....haven't had the leak since.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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our front storage leaked- it need to be resealed and caulked where the trim meets the wall opening. took it out,cleaned it up, put silicone on the flange, screwed it back in and then caulked around the flange. no leaks

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #6
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We had an issue like yours. Turns out it was the metal trilm around the storage door. The metal around the door itself was not sealed to the fiberglass of the door body (at the bottom). Water would collect between the trim and the fiberglass and "go around" the door and come out on the otherside of the trim, bypassing the seal. I recaulked the trim on the door and problem solved.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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so what kind of sealant (caulking) is supposed to be used ?
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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so what kind of sealant (caulking) is supposed to be used ?
I have always used a white tub and tile caulk on any outside part on my trailer. This has always worked wll for me. You shuold be able to use any exterior type caulk. I am sure that an RV supply store will have some type of "RV Specific Caulk" that is probably the same as most exterior houshold caulks.

Just make sure that what ever you use is made for exterior use and you should be fine.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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is the water collecting in the same place? and does it only happen when it rains?
maybe try using a water hose to locate the water leak if it is from the outside.

I know I have my water filter up front in my compartment - wonder if possibly it is coming from the filter housing since you live in an area that has snow and freezes. Maybe a hair line crack causing a leak - Just a thought to look at as well

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