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Old 07-12-2012, 10:50 AM   #71
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Also the awning rail supports. On ours they are mounted on a seam and sealing something that has an uneven place to put it is difficult, but necessary. The water that collects behind the awning comes down on the rail supports. Our lower support was leaking onto the top of the subfloor.

Rivets not installed—we had problems with a side window and when the dealer tried to fix it and took off the top part of the hinge, they left out about half of the rivets. I put screws in the holes and took it to the factory service center where they did it correctly.


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Old 07-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #72
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I saw a sign at a service center for RVs that said:

"If you think you don't have a leak, you just haven't found it yet."

In Western Washington, we know a bit about rain and mildew. Most shops will pressurize your unit with a powerful fan running into your top vent, then squirt soapy water all over to see where the bubbles indicate a leak. Simple and fast. I had a leaky top light and TV antenna base. $75 seems cheap to diagnose the mysterious travels of water. The top running light was centered, but the water showed up on one side at the floor!

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