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Old 04-13-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Slide carpet wet

I have a 2015 coachman freedoms express Liberty edition. After a heavy rain I keep finding the carpet at the front corner of the slide is wet and small puddles of water are in front of it. I can't seem to find where the water is coming in from any ideas?
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:43 PM   #2
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I have a 2015 coachman freedoms express Liberty edition. After a heavy rain I keep finding the carpet at the front corner of the slide is wet and small puddles of water are in front of it. I can't seem to find where the water is coming in from any ideas?
If you take a close up picture of the exterior of the extended slide seals, we can tell you where it is leaking. The leaks typically come from where the horizontal and vertical seal meet in the corner or improper slide adustment. Also post a full pic of the slide on the side that leaks.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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I hope these help show what I am talking about thank you for your help
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:24 PM   #4
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Check here...
In Mine the carpet was wet on the front of the slide. Caulked this joint and seems to be dry now.


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Old 04-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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It sure is hard to see those seals in the shadows. Can you post another set with the sun shining on the same side. The one pic on top of the open slide is critical.
Another critical question is does it only happen when the slide is open, when the slide is closed or both? Post pics of the slide in the position you suspect the leaks.
Sorry for the retakes, trying to get a look at 'er.
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Crunchman no worries on the retakes I will grab them tomorrow as it is in a storage it only seems to be happening when the slide is closed. We just had rain this week and the slide was closed and I had water. We are expecting more rain tomorrow and this weekend so I have left the slid open and dried the carpet so I can confirm if this is the case. Thanks everyone for your help!
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Crunchman no worries on the retakes I will grab them tomorrow as it is in a storage it only seems to be happening when the slide is closed. We just had rain this week and the slide was closed and I had water. We are expecting more rain tomorrow and this weekend so I have left the slid open and dried the carpet so I can confirm if this is the case. Thanks everyone for your help!
Well, if it seems to only happen when the slide is closed that makes it much easier. Most trailers now days have a 2 part slide seal. You have an interior and exterior "wiper or squeegee" seal that wipes the slide when it comes in. The wiper seal also helps with air infiltraion, in or out.This seal has a track that fits an interior and exterior "D" seal. The D seal is what keeps the water out. The most common problem is the slide is out of adjustment and does not compress the D seal enough between the slide edge and the trailer wall. If you compound the slide just a bit out of adjustment with a horizontal and vertical D seal that is not cut right in the top corner, you get leaks.
Sorry if that sounds confusing, that is why the good pics are important.
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Ok after a day of rain plus me with the water hose I have found where the water is coming in and it is no where near where I thought. It is actually coming in through the refrigerator compressor cover. I found the bird underneath the refrigerator was wet so after taking some of the boards and metal brackets off from the bottom of the refrigerator I noticed you could see daylight and traced it to the bottom of the compressor cover Click image for larger version

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The second picture is taken between the gap at the bottom of the refrigerator looking towards the back wall Click image for larger version

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How do I keep water out of here? Is there supposed to be a rubber gromet of sum sort the third picture is of the outside of the camper with the compressor cover removed Click image for larger version

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Wow, never saw that one coming. Good job on finding that one, this is a first for me in that location. The second picture, is that from the interior? Where does that gap come through into the exterior refer hatch on picture three?
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Yes the second picture is from the inside of the camper at the bottom of the fridge between a board that serves as I guess a kick board and the bottom of the fridge. You are looking towards the exterior wall and the light you are seeing is coming from the compressor area though the cover. It seems to me the water is coming in around the edges of the cover as rain runs down the side of the camper. There is no lip or gromet or anything to stop the water from just running straight in.
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Ok, so the light/gap we are seeing would be at the very bottom of the exterior hatch? You're thinking water is pooling in the bottom of the exterior access area and running in?
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Yes once I discovered I could see daylight when looking between the gap below the fridge I ran the water over the outside of the camper simulating a heavy rain storm. Once I did this water came pouring in through the opening in the hatch and ran towards the front front of the fridge wear it ran down the kick lard and began pooling on the floor
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Ok..... there is a topic here regarding a mod to built up the lower edge of that access hole. Can you see/reach the gap from the exterior? If so, decor (non-sag the heck out of it)
Come on forum, help us find a link to building up the lower edge to keep the water out.
I think it was a track or L angle?
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