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Old 01-13-2020, 02:26 AM   #1
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Leaks in the back end!

So I was looking to see if I could add some USB power plugs to the cabinet above my bed. Tracing some wires I felt sopping wet insulation on the right side(street side). It extends as far as I could reach above the shower. Rigged a fan to hopefully dry things out. Suspected sources red lights up top, bath fan, fantastic fan. Havenít removed anything else to see if I can find more wet insulation. (Itís midnight now)
Will be calling Airstream in the morning. Any suggestions as to what I could or should do?
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:26 AM   #2
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I had a leaky Fantasic fan due to cracks in the outer frame. I pulled the inner frame and waited on a heavy rain. I could see it leaking.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:47 AM   #3
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Usual suspects are clearance light, fantastic fan, or bath fan.
Have you ever resealed your roof? If not it’s way past due for a reseal.
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Usual suspects are clearance light, fantastic fan, or bath fan.
Have you ever resealed your roof? If not itís way past due for a reseal.[/QUOTE]

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That was supposed to have been done when I bought it used last year. Guess Iíll add it to the list of reasons to never do business with that Bay Area dealer again....

Thinking Iíll go full redneck style and throw a blue tarp over it till I can get it in for repairs.
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Bad idea, it will scratch your clearcoat. You can make a cleanable mess if you use aluminum tape or even duct tape over the suspicious areas, or better yet, take it to a shop that can pressure test for leaks and get the the leaks you haven't yet found as well as this one.

Tape gunk comes off with mineral spirits patience and many rags.
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I'd say check the black and grey tank vents. This is a very common roof leak. See this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...in-200768.html

I fixed this problem by adding 4" sewer caps over the vents. You could buy these sewer caps and place them over your tank vents to see if that stops the leaks. Then you can decide whether to just permanently glue them on like I did (pic: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...ml#post2288568 ) or remove the vents, repair, and reinstall them.
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Tank vents are a bit forward of where it was leaking,
Tore apart the fans and found them dry. Primary culprit seems to be the clearance lights and a mystery hole with a plug just aft of the center clearance light. Hopefully get some pictures tomorrow. Never looked to close at them, someone did a �� job installing them ��
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The mystery plug aft of center light is more than likely from the PO's rear facing camera he took off before he sold it to you.
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Have a backup camera ? The one leak I’ve had came from improper sealing when the camera was installed. If you have one, check its sealant too.
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Might want to check the outside seals of the aluminum. I had a leak in the back, and when I examined it there was a seam that wasn’t sealed very well. I sealed it, and no leak.
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