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Old 11-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Am I done ?

After working to locate and fix a few leaks for the last couple months, I finally have it all stopped except for a 1 inch wet spot in my rear compartment.

I had one leak at my lower awning screws near rear and a couple rivets above it on the seam which makes me think the awning mount may have flexed and made the screws/rivets loose.

I got that sealed and then found out my rear bumper was leaking and just got it caulked all the way accross and it rained hard last night and it seems it fixed it about 99 % but there is still a one inch wet spot appeared near left side of rear door opening.

Now I have to wait for it to dry to add some caulk in this area in hopes of fixing it. I now have a daily routine of locating a large fan pointing in to my rear compartment on every sunny day to make sure and get all the moisture out of my storage compartment.

So far so good.........no damaged wood and wood seems hard as a rock all over even where it got wet............I found it soon and got it stopped and I guess it is a good grade plywood and not the particle board stuff or it would be bad.

I did remove all carpet in rear compartment so as to keep it very dry.

Am I done ? Can I let my guard down a bit now ?

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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Robbie,

Sounds like your hot on the trail. I worry about all the same things. I finally put mine under cover so now I just assume even after all the sealing that it still leaks somewhere. All you can do is all you can do. Someday these will be vintage and then maybe we wont feel so bad about removing the flooring... maybe..

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Old 11-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #3
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I'm sure happy that I have vintage and already repaired the floors and other areas that had leaks. I can't believe that a newer AS is leaking.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:16 PM   #4
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Yes, I hear they all leak at some time. Mine was not bad at all and I caught it early.

I just want to start enjoying my camper now........

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:56 AM   #6
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I agree with Gypsy...you will never be done. All trailers leak from Airstream to SOB. Leaks appear and exacerbate over time from traveling down the road. They vibrate and bounce down the roads which loosens rivets, cracks sealant, etc. Just keep up the preventative maintenance and you should be fine.

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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Whew ! Thanks for the advice.

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:45 AM   #8
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Good deal on getting to it~
Btw, when I found first found my first leak, it was the same situation as your. The screw for the rear awning~! the sewer vents..then the front vent...it seems to never stop, only slows down for a short period..lol
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Leak Detective and Caulk Distrubutor....it goes with the territory.
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