Hello from Colorado!
We've owned a 1999 Safari for a few years, and just a couple weeks ago took it camping into some very wet rainy areas of the northwest and into British Columbia. During this trip we discovered that our Safari leaked (badly!). It appeared to start in the bathroom area, the carpet and floor were soaked and at first thought it was a cracked or broken fresh water line. However upon returning home and literally tearing out the entire bathroom and base under the shower, discovered that was NOT the problem. We discovered that the water was coming somewhere along the backside, soaking the storage compartments and under the bed, then creeping into the bathroom area. Needless to say the carpet and floor are very soaked and getting stinkier as time goes by.
We nearly had it all dried out and thought we discovered an area around the rear window that needed to be sealed (got it fixed). We've had some strong rains the last few days, and discovered today that the carpet is again very soaked.
We're discouraged since we don't know where to look. All our seams look good. My husband inspected the roof closely and even pulled all the rear lights (the ones up high on the rear) and put plumber's putty around each one to seal them up better.
I'm now worried that the wood will rot and disintegrate. How quickly does that happen?
Any ideas or suggestions would be very welcome! Thank you in advance!