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Old 02-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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Help finding leaks.

i have a 2007 31' classic limited which seems to have a water leak in the trunk storage under the bed. not sure where it is coming from. unfortunately did not find the leak till late and now have wood rot. another topic. but before repairing the problem need to find the stinking leak. anyone else have this problem in their 2007. looked at exterior. no tell tale signs of leaking there but what do i know. if there is a way water will find it. kind of like the government and taxes. oops did i say that out loud. any help appreciated.

anyone know a good airstream shop in central florida. don't like bates in dover florida. had unit there and they said. "no water damage", ha ha on me.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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haha- 10-4 on Bates TOTALLY agree.

As someone doing a full shell off resto, and tracking down leaks in an empty shell for 4 months now, I can say that most of my leaks have been from miscellaneous rivets on the roof to the ribs, and vertical seams. Surprisingly, not many leaks from windows, vents or horizontal seams. Some from the misc pop rivets in the rails. Vista views are almost a given, but easy fix if you simply seal the glass to the frame.

But I can say, that without having an empty shell to see, they could be anywhere!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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i forsee a shell off restoration project in my future too. meeting with an airstream rep in sarasota (he happened to be coming to some sort of event) to take a look and maybe help me find the problem. a little disheartening that the unit is 2007 and has bad floors already. i could understand if it was older but too expensive to have that kind of problems already.
silly question but how difficult to replace some flooring in trunk area? not even sure how to get to it. i forsee the bed and cabinetry coming out.
will be an educational project. i guess if you are going to own one must know how to fix one.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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Could be coming from your rear lights.... they are notorious for leaking. Water can travel laterally quite a distance sometimes following jungle trails only they know. You would probably have to do some deconstruction in your rear area to get to the floor, including removing inner skins on the lower part in order to replace floor. Is it rotted completely out? Or could you use some floor epoxy to fix?
Good luck!

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Old 02-07-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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thanks minno,
the rear trunk area is soft, could put finger thru it in some places. will know more information once getting into the demo and stuff. thanks again kay.
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I would suggest finding someone with a Sealtech machine. That would either find any rivet and seam leaks, or rule them out, and may help with the taillights.
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