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Old 06-07-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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Help, leak in my '68

Help, I had my 68 globetrotter for about a year and starting to restore the inside. Well, I just noticed I have a good size leak comming from the street side wheel well. The water is comming from under the plastic cover under the well and draining onto the flooring. Is it possible the leak could be comming from the roof and draining down the interior sides of the trailer. Are the airstreams designed that way? Could somebody give me some suggestions on what to look for. I don't have the time and money to start taking apart the walls. Thanks for the help

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Most likely coming from a vent stack opening in the roof for the sink. Check it very carefully. I chased water leaks for 2 years and many times the source was not obvious and not even close to where the leak presented. Might also check the AC. I had a leak on the curb side from that source. If you have an Armstrong, pay special attention to where the refridgerant lines and power cables come thru the top of the trailer. On mine, I caulked it several times with no luck. Only after I completely removed all the old sealer and cleaned the surface around the hole with lacquer thinner and sealed with vulkem did I get the leak stopped.

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #3

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Bruce is on it...start on the roof. On our 63 Safari a vent leak on street side mid showed itself, street side front.

On the Classic a leak in the bathroom, showed dripping from the rear of the street outside wheel telling where it shows it's ugly self.
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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I will be working on it this weekend.
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