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Old 02-29-2016, 09:00 AM   #43
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Water Leaks 2015

I have posted before, my 2015 30ft bunk leaked from day 1.
After getting Corporate involved, they fixed the issue, but I am concerned that they sealed it up so the water does not leak out to show itself. They put a nice amount of silicone at the base of the counters where water was spilling thru in the past.
We just returned from a trip and water was leaking under the sink in the bathroom and none of our GFI outlets worked. That leads me to believe that water intrusion occurred. We reset the breakers, checked the fuses, and none of those worked.
So........we took her to our dealer, and the Sales manager that we purchased 2 brand new trailers from, could not even stand up and acknowledge our presence or issues.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:34 PM   #44
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Now hot water bubble is a whole different subject. I have learned to open a faucet a short second or two when running the hot water heater to remove the pressure. All trailers and motor homes have this problem not just airstream. The acumulater is the true fix. Not sure why manufacturers don't just install this in construction. Cost is only answer.
Airstream used to spend the money for it. Mine had one from the factory.

By the way, back in '98 my factory order was list $52k, $42k to the dealer after negotiation.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:14 AM   #45
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Our 2015 FC 25 fb. Leaked like a sieve on the way home from the dealer in driving rain. It took 2 trips to the factory. So far no leaks but hVe not had the driving rain. Colonial airstream has installed a true leak testing set up where they pressurize the unit and find the leaks since we live in the midwest it was a long journey back. We will take it back if the leaks reappear


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Old 03-06-2016, 12:54 PM   #46
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:30 PM   #47
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We purchased a 2015, 25 flying cloud brand new. I was very disappointed in quality control regarding both fresh water leaks and exterior skin leaks. Since we are a long way from a dealer (250 miles round trip) I fixed all these myself. Lots of loose fittings and clamps on fresh water system. Once I got up on the roof most of the leaks were obvious voids in caulk that quality control guys should have found at the plant.
All turned out well in the end but sure agree about cost versus initial quality.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:20 AM   #48
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If the bubble is in the water heater, wouldn't the accumulator work better in a hot water line?
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:54 AM   #49
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If the bubble is in the water heater, wouldn't the accumulator work better in a hot water line?
The hot and cold water system is connected to each other, pressure is felt equally throughout. The instructions for our accumulator say to put only in cold water line. Perhaps the hot water will damage the rubber bladder inside the accumulator.
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:39 PM   #50
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I went to install a pressure tank on the cold water line on our 2010 20FC. I read somewhere (I think in the 2010 owners manual or the literature that came with the pump) instructing the owner to not install an accumulator as the pump has the feature built in, and it can ruin the pump! FWIW.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:19 PM   #51
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I went to install a pressure tank on the cold water line on our 2010 20FC. I read somewhere (I think in the 2010 owners manual or the literature that came with the pump) instructing the owner to not install an accumulator as the pump has the feature built in, and it can ruin the pump! FWIW.
Not sure this makes much sense IMO. Any chance you can find a written reference for this notion?

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:15 PM   #52
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We got a brand new 2016 27FB Flying Cloud. Went camping for a couple of nights and it rained heavily for short period of time and there were no leaks. Then we took it for a day long drive back home and it rained moderately most of the ride and found out it leaked through front windows on to the bed. We never opened those windows at all and maybe that was the mistake?

Taking in to a dealer next week (200 miles round trip) so we'll see how it goes.

I never had a different brand trailer so don't have anything to compare. But I didn't expect an Airstream to leak practically out of the dealership given their reputation and $$$.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:23 PM   #53
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We got a brand new 2016 27FB Flying Cloud. Went camping for a couple of nights and it rained heavily for short period of time and there were no leaks. Then we took it for a day long drive back home and it rained moderately most of the ride and found out it leaked through front windows on to the bed. We never opened those windows at all and maybe that was the mistake?



Taking in to a dealer next week (200 miles round trip) so we'll see how it goes.



I never had a different brand trailer so don't have anything to compare. But I didn't expect an Airstream to leak practically out of the dealership given their reputation and $$$.

Can you say more about the leaks? Where specifically on the bed were they? How severe?

I have a 27FB. You have those external stone guard window shields which lock down with those rubber t-handles and then the actual Windows behind those. Were both the external and internal windows locked tight? If you never opened them yourself, I'm wondering if someone else opened them at the dealership but never latched them fully closed. You wouldn't know that behind the curtains if you didn't look at it yourself directly.

You also have a fantastic fan vent above the bed. Was that closed tight as well?

If so, thankfully you'd be under warranty and can have that fixed asap.

Sorry to hear about this but it's either a very simple solution (latch the windows/vent) or a covered warranty repair.

Good luck!!
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Can you say more about the leaks? Where specifically on the bed were they? How severe?

I have a 27FB. You have those external stone guard window shields which lock down with those rubber t-handles and then the actual Windows behind those. Were both the external and internal windows locked tight? If you never opened them yourself, I'm wondering if someone else opened them at the dealership but never latched them fully closed. You wouldn't know that behind the curtains if you didn't look at it yourself directly.

You also have a fantastic fan vent above the bed. Was that closed tight as well?

If so, thankfully you'd be under warranty and can have that fixed asap.

Sorry to hear about this but it's either a very simple solution (latch the windows/vent) or a covered warranty repair.

Good luck!!
Thanks! So the wet area was along the top of the bed where the pillows are. The bed cover in that area was pretty wet. I actually went and checked the windows and the stone guards now and they are closed well. The vent above the bed was closed. The vent is towards the bottom of the bed. And we could see the water water line along the sides of the windows. I didn't notice anything on the ceiling.
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Thanks! So the wet area was along the top of the bed where the pillows are. The bed cover in that area was pretty wet. I actually went and checked the windows and the stone guards now and they are closed well. The vent above the bed was closed. The vent is towards the bottom of the bed. And we could see the water water line along the sides of the windows. I didn't notice anything on the ceiling.

So just to be sure - when you say the windows are closed, are they locked as well? The handles on the window turn up a latch that should be inside a plate (like threading a needle).
Assuming that's the case, I'm going to guess you've got a warranty repair on your hands.

Bummer for sure, but fixable and under warranty. So "git r done" and hit the trails for some camping!!

Good luck!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:49 PM   #56
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So just to be sure - when you say the windows are closed, are they locked as well? The handles on the window turn up a latch that should be inside a plate (like threading a needle).
Assuming that's the case, I'm going to guess you've got a warranty repair on your hands.

Bummer for sure, but fixable and under warranty. So "git r done" and hit the trails for some camping!!

Good luck!!
Yep, closed and locked.
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