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Old 06-25-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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LEAKS IN 2007 Safari SE??

We have purchased a 2007 Safari SE and will be inspecting and then hopefully taking home later this week. We have now read the posts regarding leaks leading to floor rot and wanted to know from other owners of this model whether they all basically have this problem or if some have it and others do not ... Thanks!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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All trailers have the potential to leak, on a 7 year old unit it will depend on how well the previous owner maintained it. Sealant requires periodic refreshing/replacement.

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Old 06-25-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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See my posts, pics about the wood rot in our trailer. Check under the lounges. Use a moisture meeter. Check the channel under the window, that is where the water ran down into the wall in ours. We could see the water line. Weep holes were made and the entry into the wall was sealed to prevent any further damage. Do find the source, first and most important. All can be repaired. The repairs were made by removing the lounge, floor removed and replaced w new ply and all is well. I even got a better vinyl floor than the original, at our expense. All work was done by my husband. It was not real expensive, just takes time to do it right.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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We have a 2008 SE bought used in 2010. No leaks so far. We have traveled a lot and now it is stored uncovered at our base home with no problems.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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The front storage compartment behind the gas bottles is leak friendly due to it's poor design and lack of appropriate structure. There are some dealers that post here that will tell you it is all due to your tow rig and hitch set-up being too stiff. It is really poorly designed sheetmetal work and not enough strucure. Door and opening should have rounded corners to prevent tearing and the structure behind the sheet should be doubled with angle bracing. It is only a $2500 fix that Airstream refuses to admit is a poor design.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:09 PM   #6
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I have a 2007 25FB SE and I have experienced a lot of condensation around the wrap around windows in the front and back. Beginning to notice some mildew around the windows. My floor is ok.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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We have a 25FB and leaks on both sides of the front windows. I believe the leak is due to the glass separation from the frame. I placed new sealant between the glass and the frame to fill in the 1/4 inch gap (yes that is a large gap). It stopped the leak on the street side, but not the curb side.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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On my 2007 the leak came from where the hinge for the solar guard on the center window screwed to the shell. Resealing cured it, but had to be redone every couple of years. It looked like the leak was from the pano, but it was really from the hinge.

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