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phillips1202

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Have 2006 Bounder 39Z. Just noticed significant moisture in carpet at the base of both outside walls in our bedroom. I caulked the trim above the cargo bins at the floor (outside), both windows and the gutter seam at the roof earlier this year. There's no moisture at the inside of windows, walls below windows or from the roof. My guess is that it is coming from inside of the walls. Any ideas where to look for this leak?

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I remember the "Handyman" show from WJR where they said "Water always wins". Don't just look above the leak. I had a leak on my '89 Jamboree (Fleetwood) that was at the rear and the water ran out over the driver seat. I would forget caulking on the roof seams and edges and use Eternabond. It will last the life of the MH and will not let water through.


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Check your water heater and the pipes for it. Have a good friend that has a 39Z and his BR carpet was soaked from a leak at the water heater.


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Follow the level of you rig and look uphill


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Had a similar problem with my 2007 Fleetwood Terra LX. I removed a draw under the wardrobe in the left corner of bedroom. Found water stains on the wood frame & water between the wall & frame. Checked outside in the storage compartment on that side & discovered water dripping from the metal framework. In addition, I discovered moisture in the corner of the living room slide, also along this metal frame. I too sealed just over the bedroom & the floor line area. After about six (6) months of frustration I finally started at the front of the coach, sealed the front cap & along the gutter on both sides of the coach. I no longer have any leaks! The water must have been leaking in the front & traveling along the metal framework to the back corner.

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I had a bad leak in my Bounder 36s in the wardrobe along the back wall. It would soak the floor of the closet and the bedroom carpeting. It turned out to be a leak from a hairline crack in the caulking on the roof where the endcap was joined to the main part of the house. The back wall never showed any signs of moisture. The water traveled down the wiring in between the endcap and the coach. Water can take some very strange routes from where it comes in to where it ends up soaking your floor.


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Posted: 12/10/11 04:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bsinmich wrote:

I remember the "Handyman" show from WJR where they said "Water always wins". Don't just look above the leak. I had a leak on my '89 Jamboree (Fleetwood) that was at the rear and the water ran out over the driver seat. I would forget caulking on the roof seams and edges and use Eternabond. It will last the life of the MH and will not let water through.

Water runs down hill and the leak could be several feet from where it's showing up inside. Also Eternabond is a excellent product.

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A couple of places to specifically check would be to make sure the air conditioners are down tight, and that the vent screws are well sealed if you have added the plastic vent covers. We found that on our last rig, the air conditioner to roof gasket had become compressed from rough road travel and therefore the air conditioner was loose on the roof and allowing water in, it showed up in a side wall. I tightened up the bolts, they were as much as 1/4" loose, and the leak was gone. Another place would be around the add-on vent covers where you have to take out some screws to put brackets for attachment. I have seen these not caulked correctly and they have leaked also. Condensation in the walls could also be a possibility, but there is lots of other things to check also. Hope this may help. Happy Trails Bert


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check that the water hasnt set in the top of the slide. it can stay there and when it moves the water runs down the sides to walls and carpet

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I am really new to *issues* like leaks in the rear bedroom, wet carpet but no visible sign of water on walls or ceiling. You have all given great responses. I am just so darned unhappy about the leak and subsequent wet carpet that it makes camping not fun. We have decided to take it in to the dealership to let them find the leak. Do you think this is advisable?
It is a 30' 2004 Itaska Sunova. With leak in the rear bedroom, drivers side.

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