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Old 08-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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1982 28' Airstream 280
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Door Upholstery Water damage

Re 2004 30" Land Yacht entry door upholstery damage from water leak - it appears that the water is getting behind the upholstery panels and causing plastic upholstery material to bubble and and peel from backing.

'Have been unable to identify water point of entry. Could it be that water is getting past the weatherstrip and "pooling" on top of the door frame. If so, how would water get into the door cavity. There are three screws in the door frame on top but no evidence of water entry there.

If anyone has had this problem and fixed it, advise how diagnosed and fixed. The Airstream number on the door is 012526 (JPEG attached)


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Old 11-04-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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I had a water leak "near" the door area, coming down from some area near/at the roof, and after quite a bit of eliminating possible sources, it turned out that the amber colored running lights on the front had become loose, and in rain events, and especially travel during rain, the water going in at the gap of the light cover, at the housing, and was tracking back a ways, and then to a vertical internal rib, and running down next to the door.

Just a possibility!
Good luck finding/fixing the problem!
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