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Old 07-25-2018, 11:01 AM   #11
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Don't remember the brand name of the spray for rubber seals. Any camping box store and Amazon has it. I'll get the name next time I run out to the RV storage lot.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:15 AM   #12
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It works GREAT! keeps them from sticking amazingly enough. One application is good for about six months.
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now I remember reading that
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:23 PM   #13
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I have silicon spray, make sure it is pure silicone no petroleum distillates to eat the rubber. I spray a bit on a rag and wipe the seals with it.

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Old 07-29-2018, 02:17 AM   #14
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Recently discovered the floor beneath the dinette was wet. dinette is in left side of slide. anyone run into a leaky slide? I have caulked a few things. we camped this past weekend and slide was out. Rained a lot saturday night and the slide floor was dry sunday when we got home.
Rained a lot sunday night while slide was closed and the floor was soaked inside.
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I had a 2008 Dutchmen Denali. I had problems with the big slide out (dinette and couch) getting misaligned. I took it in to an authorized Dutchmen warranty service center that should have been called Wayne's World, instead of their real name. (Wink, wink.) They realigned it several times, but never fixed it. I continued to investigate, but didn't figure out until after the warranty was out, that the slide out was leaking. Where the slide out roof meets the sidewall on the top edge of the wall, the factory had drilled holes and never installed screws, nor sealed the holes. This is hidden in the transition trim up there and covered by a piece of rubberized trim that is cosmetic, not weather tight. Since there was not a proper seal here, when it really rained, water leaked into the wall of the slide out. It then ran down the inside of the wall, leaving no evidence inside the camper. So it ran down the slide out wall, on the inside between the inner and outer wall, past the sub floor to the bottom floor of the slide out, which got soft and allowed the slide out mechanisms to keep shifting. It was leaking when it left the factory. Sometimes.

Check your trim at the top of the slide out where the slide out roof and the slide out wall meet.
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Recently discovered the floor beneath the dinette was wet. dinette is in left side of slide. anyone run into a leaky slide? I have caulked a few things. we camped this past weekend and slide was out. Rained a lot saturday night and the slide floor was dry sunday when we got home.
Rained a lot sunday night while slide was closed and the floor was soaked inside.
Suggest away.

It took me a while to found out from when the leak was coming from , mine was coming from the underneath of the slide , water was running on the side and get inside of the slide from the bottom part of it , and wet the floor of the slide out which contains the refrigerator , dinette and recliners ..
I never noticed it until one day when i noticed the refrigerator was slighty slanted to his rear , and maybe an 1/4th of a inch of the carpet was wet on 2 sides ( as the refrigerator sits on the right corner of the slide out )

Technician removed the outside cardboard cover and replace it with a aluminium panel and caulked the whole thing , since then no more leaks .
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:37 AM   #16
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Slide Leak

I understand its been raining heavily in Pennsylvania. Just curious, did you manage to repair the slide out leak, and determine what was the cause? (I had a 2012 Denali 289RKS with the big slide, and when extended it too leaked at the right roof corner into the overhead cabinets and down the exterior wall. The original caulking was deteriorating. I had a local dealer remove all the old caulk and completely clean out and redo all of the seams, which resolved the problem. I bought the trailer in 2013 when it was 18 months old, so there was no warranty coverage. I sold the trailer to another private party in Feb 2018.)

One thing you should consider is whether the trailer is level when stored.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:59 PM   #17
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thanks for aall the advice and stories.. It is stored level. I caulked the window and that seems to have taken care of the problem. We have more rain forecast for this week so we shall see.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:48 PM   #18
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I always make sure the slide outs are tilted, bubble on putter line of level, when parked, and on mine when slide is out, one can see inside of top from sofa end and bugs, bugs and crap, either vac. Or blow out with air, because one bug can break rubber seal. AND, for sure check on top of slides before moving back inside, more so if parking under trees, and wind and rain can blow and stick leaves on top of slides. Some trees have worms that eats leaves and poops on roofs and if it all gets in one spot can cause seals to leak.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:25 PM   #19
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UPDATE

Leak is back. Once again when slide is closed. /never when open. I noticed on the bottom of slide there are some screws with rust on them going into the bottom slide base. I wonder if water could be going aroud slide seal and "hanging " in seal system to enter this way? It only happens when it is closed and it rains very heavy.
I am going to silicone the screw heads underneath and see what happens
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:25 PM   #20
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Although my slide leaked all the time, there was only evidence of a leak when the slide a closed and it rained hard enough for water to build up inside the slide and leak through the bottom of the slide into the camper. Sounds like you have a seam or screw hole somewhere in the side of the camper that is leaking into the sidewall and draining out the bottom. Siliconing the screws on the bottom of the slide out is only going to seal up the natural drain and trap the water inside between the subflooring and the floor.
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