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Old 11-03-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Leaking from exhaust fan element over stove

Hi! We are newbies to Airstreaming and this site. We purchased a 2017 28RBT International Signature this summer and have had several trips without issue. However, this past weekend, we were camping in a torrential downpour, and noted significant amounts of water dripping from the exhaust fan onto the countertop behind the stove.

We think it may simply need some caulking around the hood vent on the outside of the trailer, but being newbies wanted to see if anyone else has dealt with this issue. We are trying to determine if this is worth fixing ourselves or taking back to dealer for work.

Any insight or guidance is appreciated!
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:25 PM   #2
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Water leaking into the trailer may have started into the trailer a ways off.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:44 PM   #3
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Leaking from exhaust fan element over stove

The outside vent just unscrews. Itís very easy to take a look at.

Was the vent door locked shut?
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:58 AM   #4
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No- the vent door was not locked when this happened
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:41 AM   #5
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No- the vent door was not locked when this happened
Same thing happened to us on our first trip in our 2014 25ft. Crazy rain and wind was blowing in the vent because I forgot to lock it down. Have never forgotten again and have never had the issue.


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Thats good to know! Thank you!
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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Water leaks around exhaust fan outlet

We have twice had leaks from around the stove exhaust fan outlet. The first time was shortly after we took delivery of our trailer in 2014. The dealer leak tested the unit and caulked around the outlet; this seemed to resolve the issue. We again noted a leak, more substantial this time, this spring and had it addressed at the Airstream factory service center. Caulking was again applied around the fan outlet on the outside but this did not resolve the problem. I should say that we were always careful to make sure that the outlet "flap" was securely shut with the little tabs. I noticed that there was some separation of the caulk from the exterior siding and this was confirmed when I removed the outlet. A separation of caulk had occurred and the neoprene-like gasket was also not evenly applied. Because some of the gray paint was starting to flake off the plastic outlet, I bought a new outlet (they only come in white) painted it and then installed it using marine grade butyl tape. We have had several impressive downpours with winds to 40 mph blowing onto that side of the trailer with no further leaks.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:55 PM   #8
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We had water leaking through the hood onto the stove. Only in driving rain
Finally tracked it down to the AC.
Unit was bumped while going into storage and displaced the AC Pan letting water under the AC
Filled the space with caulking which solved the problem
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:32 AM   #9
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Thank you for all the replies! Helps us have a plan to track it down.
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