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Old 09-03-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
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Very small water leak in front corner

I have a 2017 Salem 196BH

Noticed tonight that one of the bolts mounting the frame to the body was starting to rust (none of the others were)

Tore apart the panel under the closet in the front right corner of the trailer and looking under the flooring can see a little moisture. Also if I push on the tarp like material under the RV around that rusted bolt some water does come out.

Would the most likely fix be to pull off and reseal the corner seal on that corner?
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:37 AM   #2
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I would pull the coroplast in that area or cut U shaped flap in it and let the water out and see if you can see where the water is coming from. I would also start at the roof line and work my way down looking for cracks or missing chalking
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:11 AM   #3
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I would pull the coroplast in that area or cut U shaped flap in it and let the water out and see if you can see where the water is coming from. I would also start at the roof line and work my way down looking for cracks or missing chalking
Cut a hole in the coroplast and looked at the corner. No pooled water in there, the corner of the plywood floor is just a little wet so the leak must be small. You can see in the picture Iím posting that there is a wet spot under that corner so any pooled water must have already dropped out. Itís supposed to rain again several times over the next week so next time it rains Iíll go out and look in again and see how much water is in there. In the meantime I purchased all the stuff I need to redo the corner seal (already have lap sealant if needed for the roof)
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:53 AM   #4
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Looking around more this morning I found the coroplast actually has a huge opening in it right behind where the corner seal ends, I bet thatís where the water has been coming in at. Looks like the factory didnít tuck it in behind the aluminum
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:45 AM   #5
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So after sealing that opening I thought the water was coming in, its still leaking (been raining all morning)

Looking in the closet I can see water in the front right corner of the trailer about halfway up. Since its all in the front right corner, would it be safe to assume I need to take off, and re-seal the front right corner seal?
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:02 PM   #6
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Remove any loose factory caulk and recaulk using Proflex from roof line to bottom on corner trim cover , both sides ( front and side). You can get clear, white, black.
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So after sealing that opening I thought the water was coming in, its still leaking (been raining all morning)

Looking in the closet I can see water in the front right corner of the trailer about halfway up. Since its all in the front right corner, would it be safe to assume I need to take off, and re-seal the front right corner seal?

The way the front curves on many of these new TT designs, and lack of care by the poorly trained , build them as fast as you can, low quality QC, you need to look at the corner trim closely from roof to bottom. I inspected my Flyte when NEW after I took delivery while getting ready to do Eternabond on all roof seams and there were areas on corner trim that I could insert a credit card in !! I sealed all from top to bottom with Proflex and check it constantly. Preventative maintenance is job one on an RV.
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So after sealing that opening I thought the water was coming in, its still leaking (been raining all morning)

Looking in the closet I can see water in the front right corner of the trailer about halfway up. Since its all in the front right corner, would it be safe to assume I need to take off, and re-seal the front right corner seal?
I don't know that you need to remove the trim, but what I would do Like I said before start at the roof several feet to the side and back of the corner and check the chalking ensuring it is covering the screw heads and filling all cracks after cleaning and work you way to the bottom of the corner good luck
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I have a 2017 Salem 196BH

Noticed tonight that one of the bolts mounting the frame to the body was starting to rust (none of the others were)

Tore apart the panel under the closet in the front right corner of the trailer and looking under the flooring can see a little moisture. Also if I push on the tarp like material under the RV around that rusted bolt some water does come out.

Would the most likely fix be to pull off and reseal the corner seal on that corner?

No such thing as a SMALL leak. Water is the death of as RV.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:42 PM   #10
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Went ahead and just removed the corner trim/track on that side, did find evidence of water leakage and have corrected it. Ready to put it all back together now. I bought some of that Seal-Tight corner sealant to help make the seal even better. As far as the sealant I use on the corner piece before I put the screws back in... What should I use? I have butyl tape, butyl sealant, Dicor non sag sealant, and ProFlex sealant at home currently.
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