Originally Posted by RogerDat
I was sure I had tracked down the leak to the belly band seam using a watering can. Removed the belly band and caulked fiberglass with 3M 5200 I would have sworn that seam was all but air tight. Had a big rain last night and towel left at low point under couch was wet by where I saw water coming down seam of ensolite after removing belly band caulk
Will re-test with watering can, probably in small sections with plastic garbage bags taped over everything below band. Test belly seam a little at a time, if no leak found at belly seam then expose section below by removing garbage bags one section at a time.
Suppose I could have more than one leak source since trailer is angled down at the front and toward one corner a bit. Which put the towel and the ensolite seam where I saw the leak at a low point BUT on a raised portion of floor. So water has to be flowing down from side wall or front wall.
Not to challenge your post but are you sure it's the belly band? The reason I am casting doubts and dispersions on this is b/c I thought the same thing about my 85 Scamp. What I discovered is after I thoroughly sealed my windows
, and replaced my roof vent, I had no more leak. Bear in mind, I did one window twice and caulkled the corners of the rubber window gaskets before I tore the belly band off.
Thank goodness I found the "leaker before I ripped the belly band off.
Another leak that I repaired that I didn't even consider was the roof vent/escape hatch. It was leaking in around that and the water was running down the INSIDE
of the elephant (ensolite) hyde. Water leaks
can be most elusive little creatures. I was told by Scamp that the belly band is fiberglassed over on the inside. It was at that point that I began to seriously look for other routes that the water was traveling.
FYI New roof vents are available from Scamp parts. You may need to enlarge the opening on top though. (5 jig saw blades later) If they offer you a choice, opt for the aluminum framed model over the plastic one. Much more substantial and less likely to give you problems down the road. IMO
The way I found all my leaks
is we had what I think was the rainiest May and June last year on record here. At least it seemed that way to me...
Best of luck &
Keep us posted.