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Old 07-19-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Slide Leak?

Our 2015 Voltage 3800 is the first RV we have had with slides. Last night, it rained for the first time, with our slides out. Today there was water dripping from the center light above our main slide.

It looks like the flap that is supposed to stop the water, and slide with the unit, was flipped the wrong way about 3 feet from the right end, creating a gap in the seal. fixed that now, and hopefully that was the cause.

Now with the slide in, I dried up what I could, and have a fan running across the top with the top vent open to hopefully dry up any remaining moisture.

I am concerned of course about the area between the internal, and external, top of the slide, but there is nothing I can do about that without disassembly, and there is no other visible damage.

Hoping that the fix of the flap and drying will be it, but looking for feedback from those that have been around this block before. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:56 PM   #2
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There's about an inch and a half of Styrofoam between the roof and ceiling. The ceiling is 1/4 inch Luan material with whatever the covering is, the roof is a guess and my guess is it's MDF with the rubber covering of course.


My slide drops to the outside, what I surmise is to be an attempt to allow run off. I think there is another seal of some sort inboard of the seal that was flipped.


A good test would be to be to gently wet the slide roof and watch if the water flows inward toward the seal of toward the end for drainage. This would be done with the hauler level of course.
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