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Old 05-06-2013, 10:16 PM   #15
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Courtney, I would suggest that you start low and go very slowly over the trailer with someone on the outside while you check for leaks on the inside. The water has to travel under the wall covering and work it's way via gravity and the path of least resistance, to the lowest points. We found a combination of nearly plugged weep holes in the window frames, and dried up window frame sealant. I removed the plastic weep hole covers, unplugged the holes, and actually used my drill to enlarge the holes for better drainage. I replaced the weep hole covers and then placed a piece of Scotch Bright pad in between the cover and the frame (out of sight) to keep the bugs out . They drain quickly now. The window frames were removed, cleaned, and fresh butyl placed on the frames prior to reinstalling them. I also noticed a leak around the gravity water fill, so that was replaced with butyl in between. I'll give another tip for filling the fresh water tank. I threaded a soft flexible hose within the gravity water fill, so I could place a reducer on my water hose and attach it to the small flexible hose. This allows one to quickly force fill the tank. I just detach the water hose and leave the flexible hose within the fill hose. Hope this helps. Happy Trails
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #16
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Humm, the leak could also be coming from the spare tire mount....
Good point or perhaps the table mounts.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:53 AM   #17
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My 19 scamp leaked at the seam behind the board the table screws into. You can see the white caulk in the top right corner of the square the board was in. I'm going to fiberglass it, but that stopped it from leaking during a pouring rain, right after I put the new floor in.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #18
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Just had a problem with mine. Owner had let it set for a year. Even though it was parked under a carport type cover; Mud Dobbers had stopped up most of the small outside window vents. When it rained instead of draining it was filling the window tracts and over flowing into the unit. With water and weed eater string; (My wife inside with a towel). Now all is clean, dry and draining as it should. Good luck with the adventure.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #19
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #20
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Lift the cushions, look for screws along the top near the outside wall and inside along the floor.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #21
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #22
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Hard to tell, does it move??
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #23
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Could be mildew.

But...

What IS that piece of wood(?) in the second pic? It looks broken or even possibly burned!

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:23 PM   #24
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #25
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Well, it's not the back window
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #26
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Going to check the spare tire mount, table mount, and fresh water connection after dinner.
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[QUOTE=courtney;387058]What is this?

Hard to tell from the photos but is that a chunk of wall covering torn away in that area? Possible bits of the backing from the wall covering left behind?
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I'm thinking it the ensolite and like Carol says it looks torn. The black is the foam the white is the vinyl cover.

Are we right?
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