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Old 07-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Floor leak from splash-up in tire well

I'm wondering if anyone else has this issue. I have a Landyacht 30-SO. The area under the front seats is raised up higher than the coach floor. It goes down about 9" to meet the main floor. Underneath it forms a box-like corner above the right tire. When I drive in the rain, I can hear water splashing up against the floor, right where the leak is - the right front corner of the coach floor a few inches before the door. I crawled underneath and caulked every visible corner seam but, in the last rain, it got wet again.

I want to take out the "once upon a time off-white" carpet and lay vinyl tile but I'd like to get the leak fixed first. If anyone has a suggestion or experience with this issue, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Gravity effects water like everything else. Make sure that the water is not coming from the base of the wall. Window and roof leaks can show up in the strangest places.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Once you remove the carpeting you will see the stains on the subfloor where it's leaking in. If its anything like mine was, you will be surprised at all the places that are stained. In that same area you were describing inside the wheelwell, my 1993 has laun plywood extending into that uppper corner and I had to seal and protect that area (both front wheelwells) Don't know if AS still had the same poor design in 2004.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I have an 05 30 with slide and have the same problem. The previous owner tried sealing the area in the wheel well and both sides of the entry door to no avail. Mine also gets wet by that little wall between the door and the table. It is defiantly from driving in rain not sitting in rain. I also am looking for a solution.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:58 AM   #5
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An upper area to check is the seam between the roof and the end caps. The sun is destructive to the caulking in this area and it needs to be checked from time to time. If repairs have been made and the surfaces were not cleaned properly, you could experience some caulk that looses it adhearance to the roof.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Floor leak from splash-up in tire well

Hello Gloran,

Yes, it only gets wet when I'm driving in the rain - not sitting still.

As to your other leak, I also had a similar leak under the padded kickwall near the entrance. It looked like it was coming in near the lucite grab handle outside. I tried but couldn't stop the leak. So, took it to a nearby RV service center (Campbell RV in Sarasota - top notch mechanics, by the way, if you need service around here). They removed the grab handle and resealed behind and around it. That took care of the issue. No more leaks in that particular area between kick-wall and the table.

Good luck.

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I have an 05 30 with slide and have the same problem. The previous owner tried sealing the area in the wheel well and both sides of the entry door to no avail. Mine also gets wet by that little wall between the door and the table. It is defiantly from driving in rain not sitting in rain. I also am looking for a solution.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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Floor leak from splash-up in tire well

Oops, the reply below should have been addressed to Rolltop.

I may see if an angled baffle of some sort can be welded in the tirewell to deflect some of the splashing water.

Believe it or not, we don't get all that much rain here on the west coast of Florida except at this time of year. I just retired, so maybe I'll have time to just be a fair-weather camper.

BTW, I consider this to be an excellent RV compared to others I've had, but it does have its quirks.

George


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Hello Gloran,

Yes, it only gets wet when I'm driving in the rain - not sitting still.

As to your other leak, I also had a similar leak under the padded kickwall near the entrance. It looked like it was coming in near the lucite grab handle outside. I tried but couldn't stop the leak. So, took it to a nearby RV service center (Campbell RV in Sarasota - top notch mechanics, by the way, if you need service around here). They removed the grab handle and resealed behind and around it. That took care of the issue. No more leaks in that particular area between kick-wall and the table.

Good luck.

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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Part of the wheel well was missing at the passenger tire on our unit. We used expandable foam to seal the opening and the water leakage went away.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Floor leak...

Hello JMSx2,

Yes, when I look up to the far left in the wheel well, there is an area that looks open under the door. It does look like a cover piece is missing. The expanding foam sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the tip.

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Part of the wheel well was missing at the passenger tire on our unit. We used expandable foam to seal the opening and the water leakage went away.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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Paint it black and it will look like it is all one piece!
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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Spray foam is not water proof, and will deteriorate over time if not protected. So you might want to spray a rubberized undercoating over it, if compatable and doesn't react to the sprayfoam.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #12
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Finally bought the stuff that is advertised on TV since they now sell it at True Value. Now I need to drive in the rain to test!
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #13
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Had the same problem with my 05. Bought that stuff you see on TV ads , now sold in stores. black spray cans for gutter leaks, bottom of row boats etc. Sprayed 2 coats in both wheel wells, front to back and side to side. This was done over a year ago and it still is working. Would have liked to have added a wheel well cover but didn't know where to buy it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #14
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I am in agreement with the post about checking where the front cap joins the top cap. This is very vulnerable to leaks and water runs down inside the wall and it may appear it is coming from elsewhere. Once I resolved this joint issue all leaks stopped. I advocate eternabond for the top cap joint. Dont give up. It is often something different that rain in the wheelwheel. The one time I thought I had an issue with wheel well leaks, it turned out to be my water pump hoses were not properly secured to the pump fittings.
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