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Old 05-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #21
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Did they remove the slide or just put plastic with it slid out?


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Old 05-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #22
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:19 PM   #23
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Leak

Do you have slide out covers? If not look at the seal area closely and see if you may have closed some debris into the seal area last time out. Debris (leaves etc.) will compress against the coach seal and hold it partially away from the roof surface.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:22 PM   #24
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From viewing the picture of the bottom of the slide it looks like the lower sweep seal is missing. Water can enter this area from tire spray along the side of the coach in the rain.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:32 PM   #25
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I pulled that seal out on the side to show you. Yes the bottom does not have that.

Like on the kitchen slide here.

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Old 05-22-2015, 03:58 PM   #26
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I don't have any water problem but neither of my slides have wiper going across the bottom of the slide. Was contemplating adding a wiper seal there to better seal the slides.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:35 PM   #27
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The bottom of your slide looks the same as mine did. The 1/8 thick piece of plastic covered the whole slide bottom. They just jammed it under the slide, it was fastened all around the edge.


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Old 05-22-2015, 05:49 PM   #28
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On mine that little square piece on the cable is glued to the seal on the coach side.


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Old 05-22-2015, 07:24 PM   #29
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Were the slides open during the recent rains? If so it could be from water leaking down the side walls of the slide and getting to that lower lip then going inside.

I have that same black mark on my carpet that you have in the first picture. I can't figure out where it comes from.
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Darco wrap on bottom. Sorry excuse for a material. It is not water proof and has a problem with tearing on 5er slides. Prime Time denies that it is a problem. It will wick water and rot the bottom. Keep a close eye on the edges.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:53 PM   #31
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So the Darco wrap is the black stuff I have in the picture on the bottom of the slide? Feels like plastic to me but apparently not?


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Yes-it is supposed to be breathable. Many posts about the material tearing, bunching up. There is a fix by Prime Time that consists of a plastic sheet held on with double sided tape.

You can get more info. at the post: Slideout/underside wearing" by Plattokid. Prime Time was asked numerous times by owners still in warranty if they would be covered after the warranty was out but did not respond.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:31 AM   #33
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I hate to be the bearer of even worst news, but I believe that the leakage problem has a lot to do with the many like me that had to put plates in for the rollers. Slide-out plates have been covered by several threads.

The Wardrobe slide sets on rollers. The bottom of my slide where the most forward roller is, had become very spongy and the fabric tore because the weight of the slide forced it downward and to rub on the cabin. FR used plywood down there that delaminates and it most likely is interior plywood. This is even a greater problem on Bunk House models, because the slide is longer and heavier.

Sorry for the news, but it is a design and water problem
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:48 AM   #34
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Not that I wanted to hear that but thanks. Lol!

I'm curious if FR knows about this issue? Does anyone here think they would do a goodwill jester to fix the problem? Is it a known issue? My family and I really like the coach and the layout even more so than my friends Fleetwood Discovery. I'd hate to sell. I know....make a call and find out. Just thought I'd ask.


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Old 05-23-2015, 11:17 AM   #35
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My wife just found this. Water stain on the lower bunk.


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Old 05-23-2015, 11:20 AM   #36
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This is the lower bunk.

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Old 05-23-2015, 11:26 AM   #37
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And under the bed. No stains on the walls or roof.

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Plugged weep holes in the windows causing water to back up into the inside channels and run down walls to nearest horizontal surface??
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:43 PM   #39
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I did call my dealer just a bit ago where I bought it from. They were surprised to hear I was having this issue. I told them the slide is closed and told them some of the ideas you all shared with me. They want me to bring it to them so they can look and take pictures and also they can talk with FR. I sure hope FR will step up and help me with this.

As for the weep hole idea I'll look at the windows. It's never been stored under trees or anything so I'm thinking what other item could plug the weep holes.


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Old 05-23-2015, 08:10 PM   #40
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So here is my BH slide. The bunks windows are completely sealed. The window in the bedroom is the emergency release window. Maybe that's one concern? Click image for larger version

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