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Old 06-01-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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I was at a friends house who has a 13' Fiber Stream trailer that has a leak at the tounge end of the trailer. I was looking at the shell and could not see any kind of seam. Does anyone know how this trailer is constructed?

We looked at the windows and did not see any sign of water leaking in, the fiberglass looks fine. I would have taken pictures but did not have my camera.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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Without a little more detail it will be hard to help in a meaningful way.

Where exactly is the leak showing?
High,low.inside,under the benches,etc.

Also some Fiberstream have inside paneling and some do not.
While the big seam is at the very bottem of the trailer,there are other ways they can leak.
Are there any roof vents,AC units,Stackpipes?

Very often the leak can be from exactly where you think it is not.The windows may be leaky but the water may travel some distance before surfacing again.

Please give us a little more to go on.

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Old 06-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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Without a little more detail it will be hard to help in a meaningful way.
Please give us a little more to go on.

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The water is collecting under the left seat of the tounge end of the trailer. You bring up some items I did not think would be a problem.

1. There is an air conditioner installed in the window above the tounge.
2. There is a roof vent.
3. There is inside paneling.
4. There are no stand pipes, maybe?

I will need to go back and look at the trailer with checklist in hand.

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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The water is collecting under the left seat of the tounge end of the trailer. You bring up some items I did not think would be a problem.

1. There is an air conditioner installed in the window above the tounge.
2. There is a roof vent.
3. There is inside paneling.
4. There are no stand pipes, maybe?

I will need to go back and look at the trailer with checklist in hand.

Thanks!
Well,Thats a start!
Of course I am not sure which "Left Side" you mean?
Is it the Door Side or the Kitchen Side? The bench on the Kitchen side has all of the Mechanicals under it and may well have water going through there by design. It is easier to picture a problem on that side as there is no water plumbed through the door side,usually.

Mine is also a Paneled interior.It is easy to imagine that water might start at one point and then travel undetected until popping out somewhere else.

I would certainly be suspicous of the Window AC unit.They of course create a steady stream of water when in use and the drain path for that water needs to be looked at.

Every opening inthe roof can be an issue as well.
Last but not least,I have seem Fiberstream's with window ventshades(mine for instance) where there are through-holes in the walls to attach them.
I have also seen 'Streams with screws or bolts through the wall to help hold up the overhead cabinets.

Every place something goes through the Fiberglass is a possible leak point.

The best way to try to find them is to slowly run a hose around where you suspect the problem is until you see water coming in or streaming and try to walk it back to the start.

If you lived around here you could just wait until night time as we seem to have rain every day right now.

Anyway I hope this is a start for you.
Leaks can be very tricky.

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You can add looking at the sealing for the running lights too. I had waterfalls coming thru mine.
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Roddy,

I ran across an old fiberstream in the Austin craigslist that looked like it needed alot of work and the advertised price was $1200, this wasn't your friends camper was it? I was considering going to look at it to see if it was restore worthy. Just curious.

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I ran across an old fiberstream in the Austin craigslist that looked like it needed alot of work and the advertised price was $1200, this wasn't your friends camper was it? I was considering going to look at it to see if it was restore worthy. Just curious.

Scott
No, but I emailed the owner of that trailer to ask him if he new anything about the FiberStream and he did not know much. I asked him if he was firm on the price and he would go down to $1000.00, if I came and picked it up. I am not interested in the trailer but you might email him, not sure if it is still available. Here is a copy of the last e-mail he sent me, it might be worth going to look at.

"IT will take some work. Probably more than I have the time or inclination
for but structurally it is sound. No leaks I know of and pulls well, good
tires and axles. It is located at 2604 Bridle Path and you can just come
over and look at it behind the carport. If it were ready to go we wouldn't
probably be selling it."

Good Luck!
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