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Old 01-17-2020, 04:24 PM   #1
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Bedroom Slide Leak

It rained last night and this morning I noticed the carpet is a bit wet. We have a 2020 CC Silverback 31ik. From what I can tell the water ran down the rail into the bedroom...not a lot but any is too much. We have slide toppers and auto level which is level side to side but a bit low in the front. Should the slide be tilted a bit so the water runs to the outside or??? I'm thinking of putting a dab of silicon on the rail as a temp fix as we won't be back home till the 1st part of March. Thankfully here in San Diego and where we headed they don't get much rain.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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when you say rail are you talking bout the trim piece at the bottom of the slide box? if so that area on many rigs has been a source of water entry. a small bead of sealant along top of the trim may solve the problem. JMHO
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:45 PM   #3
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The seal doesn't seal tight where the bottom rail meets the seal, just a bit of a gap. Sealant or a piece of electrical tape when it rains.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:15 PM   #4
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See they are back to using just a straight piece of aluminum rail. SeaDog's is correct this type of rail has been the cause of your described leak. This single rail can also allow water to soak into the ends of the slide-out flooring right below the rail and cause damage.

Our 2016 33IK has a piece of 1/8 " black right angle aluminum as the bottom rail and a small straight piece that formed a small 45 degree angle right where the slide meets the Rv this directs any water that may run down or back along the bottom rail away from it and stops it from going behind the seals.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:39 PM   #5
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Did you fix your leak? I have a week old (to me) 21' CC 35lft Silverback with a leak in the exact same place. AND a leak on my kitchen slide dripping from the rear corner of the microwave!!

Planning of using some Quick Roof Ultra Bond for the top and clear silicone for the rest of the seems.

What was your fix?
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Dont use anything with silicone in it on a rv inside or outside.i use lexel for all seams on outside of rv it sticks to anything as long as its clean.
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"Dont use anything with silicone in it on a rv inside or outside" ... you'd better get to the factory and let them know this as they've been slathering silicone based sealant on for some time now.
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Ill get right on that.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:31 PM   #9
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No, I haven't done anything about the leak yet. Put a piece of tape there when it rains. It's not a straight piece of metal, it's angle so it does cover the bottom.
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No, I haven't done anything about the leak yet. Put a piece of tape there when it rains. It's not a straight piece of metal, it's angle so it does cover the bottom.


Do you have an external locker on that slide? We discovered a leak in our bedroom slide which turned out to be due to no sealant around the external TV locker frame; loosened some of the screws and pumped Geocel into the gap then retightened the screws.
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Cedar Creek uses Geocel MHRV2300 sealant on the exterior. Never silicone. Geocel Proflex is the "retail consumer" version of the MHRV2300. A few tricks to using it but it is superior in all ways to products at the "big box" stores. Best of all it sticks to itself so you can reapply it to clean old material. On a new unit you can prep the surface with a high flash cleaner such as denatured alcohol. Lay your bead and then spray it with a soapy mixture and run you thumb or finger over it to tool it. A little blue painters tape on both sides of a joint yields a quality result. For resealing over existing joints, clean the old joint and material with mineral spirits and then wipe the joint with denatured alcohol. Once dry, apply the new Proflex over the old.
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