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Old 01-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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The problem is that I can never see any water...no drip from above & nothing running down the skin. All I find is damp plywood when it rains. The water appears to be sneaking in the door frame somewhere and wicking into the plywood. I think once I seal the drip cap and light I will do the hose test. But I will probably start from the bottom and work my way up.
Here's another thought. What if the water is getting in the belly through the openings for the step guides. If it gets in there and is saturating the fiberglass insulation it could be wicking up into the plywood.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:18 AM   #16
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Here's another thought. What if the water is getting in the belly through the openings for the step guides. If it gets in there and is saturating the fiberglass insulation it could be wicking up into the plywood.
The trailer is parked in my driveway and hasn't moved so there shouldnt (I think) be any way for water to get up into the belly pan. Also, I removed all the fiberglass underbelly insulation last summer and replaced it with foam insulation which shouldn't hold or conduct the water. Temps were under freezing most of the weekend so I was unable to test the leak. Hopefully there will be a warming trend before next weekend.
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Since you have found no water running down inside the trailer walls, could the bottom rubrail right next to the door where it sits next to the door frame be pooling water behind from the trailer length and wicking into the floor at the floor level? Picture below, talking about the rubrail to the left of the door. We had similar issues when we gutted ours. The plywood at each side of the door, against the frame had rotted a 2" X 2" hole. It was our door seals from what I could find. After sealing those, it dried up.

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I have 1953 Clipper and I have the identical problem. I never see any water on the inside of the door, just a damp plywood in the corner after a rain. I want to replace the flooring but I can't until I solve this. I am going a little batty over it. I have not crawled up and checked out the skylight. Maybe mine is cracked, too,
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