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Old 05-29-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Baggage door leaking

Hello, my large baggage door on the entrance side of my 2015 Silverback 29IK is leaking. After a rain when I open the door, the compartment at the bottom is filled with water (also no drain plug here), I am assuming the gasket is compromised or the door is mis-aligned. Has anyone experienced this and how did you fix without taking to dealer? Is it as easy as replacing the seal with a generic sealer? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #2
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An old trick used by auto/truck body repairmen: Make sure the gasket and sealing surface are clean, hold a dollar bill and place where the gasket meets the sealing surface anywhere along the gasket/sealing surface, close the compartment door and hold snug while trying to pull the dollar bill out. Do this at various places along the gasket/sealing surface. IF the bill comes out relatively easy at any place then the gasket and sealing surface are not mating properly. Body shops used to have, and may still be using this, what they called a "shim gasket", maybe 1/8" thick. They would remove the gasket in question, clean the surface, apply the thin gasket first then the appropriate gasket on top of the shim gasket. Of course this would create a tighter sealing surface.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:06 AM   #3
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examen you gasket and make sure the joint is at the bottom and not the top. bend the lock tabs so you need a little pressure on the door to turn the locks.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:16 PM   #4
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The next time it rains, get inside the compartment with a flashlight and track down exactly where the water is coming in.

It could also be leaking through the sealant around the door frame. Mine did.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:21 AM   #5
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Baggage door leaking

Thank you all for your comments!
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:45 PM   #6
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Mine leaked. First I made sure it was centered when closed and moved the little plastic plugs in the ends of the hinge to keep it centered. Then I added a some weatherstrip to the inside of the door overlapping the edge just a bit. I used strip with a small bulb along one edge of the seal. The third thing was to gently pry up the door frame in a couple places along the bottom so it would drain as it looked like it was overtightened when installed and trapped water not letting it drain. No problems since.
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