Originally Posted by daveswenson
Where do you recommend testing? Do you push the pins through the vinyl floor?
Thanks. Was about to ask same.
I have likewise endured that Airstream disappointment. The FaN was purchased from a nice indoor showroom (during one of the rainest winters here on the wet coast).
So, the besotted one brings 'er home and leaves 'er outside - and notices a few drips from a bathroom wall seam.
The dealer repaired it - and a couple of small ones since that were easy to track down; one involved the fantastic fan seal, and the other one was from the smaller bedroom window.
The experience has put me on constant "leak" alert. So, a couple of nights ago we had heavy thunder and rain - I go into the FaN and there's a wet spot just inside the door. Oh no! Upon closer inspection, the "wet spot" is shaped like a dog's paw. Whew! Ole' Rover jumped in and out when I left the door open for a sec.
The Airstream "honeymoon" period tends to be more realistic than romantic. You don't want to trade 'er in because you still love her/him/it, but you realize the relationship is going to involve some degree of work. (BTW, no more leaks for over a year and a half now).