Rainy season leaking - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Rainy season leaking

I have a 14-foot Fun Finder 2006 X139 travel trailer.

This last rainstorm in Sacramento, I realized it was leaking.

1) It was wet by the windows. The windows were closed. Itís wasnít too bad, but it was wet. The bed was wet by the windows, but not soaked.

2) I also noticed some brown streaks on the inside walls of the trailer. Iím not sure if that is from a leak. There used to be brown streaks on the OUTSIDE of the trailer, before I washed it.

3) Brown, rusty water was dripping from the A/C.

The trailer wasnít too bad. It wasnít flooded or anything. We had to mop up water from the floor and remove the mattresses for them to dry. A few rags were all it took to soak up the water.

Is it possible the windows just need re-sealing? This never happened before.

Is it typical to leak water through the A/C? Could there be major A/C damage, like rust? The water leaking was a rusty brown color.

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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The a/c has 4 bolts that will compress a gasket that should stop the leak, just tighten the 4 bolts a little until the leak stops. The windows will probably need to be recaulked and if that does not work removed and reinstalled with new butyl tape

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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If you don't get the answers you desire, check out another Social Knowledge forum dedicated to stick built trailers and motorhomes of which the FunFinder is a member of that family and not a molded fiberglass rv: iRV2 - RV Forum Community
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by paulitzlee2 View Post
Is it possible the windows just need re-sealing? This never happened before.
It is possible that the drains on the outside of the windows are blocked. These are located at the bottom of the frame and can clog with dirt, mold, other yuck. If they clog then the window rails can fill with water - rain from outside and condensation from inside - and leak down the inside wall.

To fix, unfold a paperclip and make sure they and the window rails are clean. Then use a hose and rinse well. This will tell you if you still have a problem.

Hope this helps,
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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Leaks are no fun, and soggy trailers don't smell particularly inviting. You might get an X-large car cover at Costco- they're waterproof and would probably cover the windows of your trailer till you get the leak licked. I have one on my VT and it just makes it past the window. It may depend on your roofline and trailer width. There's also a guy on ebay that sells covers for many trailers for about $100 with $25 or so shipping to US locations


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