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bamaboy

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Hi folks after some on-going health issues (all resolved, all well) I took a new approach to solving my leak issues. I found a young guy who works in my RV park who does minor repairs on the side, and he has caulked up many questionable places on my roof. Someone said you could help more if I posted a photo of my slide. The right corner of the slide is where it leaked before the floor was replaced. I call reach under the slide and feel the new floor, which is now wrapped in some sort of waterproofing material, but it still disturbing that I can reach it so easily, which means moisture can too.

As usual, your suggestions are appreciated. I haven't posted a photo before, so wish me luck. Oh, and there is a window in the side of the slide, but it doesn't open.

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Your one pic came through good. Good job! But we need more detail pics of the area that was wet, repaired and now is questionable to help better.

Take some pics of the bottom of the slide, underneath.

Some pics of the side wall to the bottom of the floor.

Your helper did some caulking on the roof area, if you can take pics of any of that and the slide seals will help.

That is a start and once we see that, we may need more.

Glad you are feeling better.

John


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I had the wicking issue (Drops came down the side of the slide, over the metal rail then ran back under the floor. Costly Floor Replacement.

A year later I took a look at the slide during a steady rain...yup same thing happening. I saw this video and added a ski to that side of the slide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx8ouqlM5jo

I have 4 slides. Two have these SKIs and two do not-its a function of the slide design. This particular slide is the ONLY one where water does not drop to the ground but rather rolls back under the floor. I installed the ski per the link above and the problem is solved.

BTW, ski or no ski, if you don't caulk all the seams, screws, etc you can get floor rot. Don't ask how I know...

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