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Old 01-03-2015, 02:49 PM   #15
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1986 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
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You have to consider that you're dragging this machine, and it is a machine, down the highway. It moves, it expands in the heat contracts in the cold, doors get slammed, awnings get blown about. Pretty much, it's going to leak sooner or later.

Just have to stay ahead of it. After or during a heavy rain I am all over my rig with flashlight looking for the slightest hint of water intrusion. I also poke around with my scratch awl looking for soft subfloor.

And, because it's a 1986 and has traveled tens of thousands of miles, every other year or so I find somebody with a SealTech machine to double check my work. Usually, a little leak or so is found underneath where the awning rail is attached. So far, nothing else has turned up.

I love my airstream, it just needs a little TLC every now and then.

Enjoy the journey,


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Old 01-28-2015, 04:08 PM   #16
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We are on our way home after picking up our new 16 Sport from JD Sanders in FL. Tonight is our 13th and so far we really like it and have no problems to report (except for that noisy fridge vent fan which I unhooked until a new one can be installed). Slept through two nights of heavy rain with no leaks that I can find. The interior design is perfect for two folks who like to travel light. Thanks to everyone on this site for all the valuable information.

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