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cwf 03-21-2017 10:32 PM

1999 34' Excella street side, bow leak
 
Interesting.. our 34' has had a strange to locate leak. Each thing I change/repair moved the problem around.. front street side floor was damaged.. repaired...

So, the 'last' one I can't seem to find is on the street side near the bow.. you only find it by feeling between edge of gaucho and wall.. It has stumped me for 2 years now..

Repaired, cleaned, resealed, etc... replaced window gaskets, sealed all external rivets... etc, etc.. :blink:

I realize there is no way someone can help without being here.. and the conditions being just right... (running water over the thing does not cause the leak to show...

Now I am to the point that the water is not running in where it is dampening the floor. It must be coming in and traveling along the C channel..

Any ideas / thoughts on where the problem might be?

Thanks in advance..

CRH 03-21-2017 11:20 PM

I had minor leaks at my battery boxes and both rear side storage compartment doors. I sealed everything from the top down with no luck. I finally figured out the problem was the door hinge rivets. They are plain pop rivets. I put Captain Tolleys on the rivet heads and at the back edge of the hinge so it would run down to the rivet. It solved my problem.

cwf 03-22-2017 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by CRH (Post 1925710)
I had minor leaks at my battery boxes and both rear side storage compartment doors. I sealed everything from the top down with no luck. I finally figured out the problem was the door hinge rivets. They are plain pop rivets. I put Captain Tolleys on the rivet heads and at the back edge of the hinge so it would run down to the rivet. It solved my problem.

Great idea!!! thanks! will check it out..


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