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Old 12-21-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Leak? LilSnoozy

We picked up our LilSnoozy a year ago 12/01/16 and have been camping a LOT since then. One thing is that we towed with our 4 cats inside and had the windows somewhat open for air flow. I did find after driving through a few rainstorms that the towels and sheets in the cupboards underneath the window were damp, to down right wet. So we started stopped whenever it started to sprinkle to run put up the windows. We still had damp in the stuff stored on those shelves. I thought that it was we weren't shutting the windows promptly enough.

We stored the camper outside for a couple weeks and I emptied one of the two shelves. Came back for a little camping in November and found the bottom shelf stuff sopping wet. Washed with Listerine to kill the mildew and dried off and put damprid on the bottom shelf to try to pull the moisture out. When we got back from November camping stored it again (outside storage) made sure ALL the windows were tight closed.

When we picked it up Tuesday to pack for our trip which started yesterday I washed the camper with low pressure hose and dish soap and backing soda. Checked inside and found the one towel on the bottom shelf slightly damp. And I eyeballed the track of the water down the inside wall of the fiberglass shell.

DH thinks there is a link from our tiny window over the bed, despite the lack of slanting or horizontal drip trails. I think there is a weak place in the belly band letting water in. The track starts about at the height of the belly band and continues down from there.

OK we may need to obtain flex seal or eternal bond tape for redoing the belly band on the outside. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Mitzi, I would contact LS factory to seek their knowledge. I would also try tightening the “pinch rail” around the windows to see if they have loosened during your many miles of travels.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:39 PM   #3
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When I had a leak I used duct tape to tape all the suspect locations and hosed it down. Removed the tape one location at a time. Don't use Gorilla tape or dollar store tape. Mine was from Ace. My leak was a poorly sealed belly band. Not fun.

Just a thought. The inside of a moving trailer has been likened to an earth quake.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:44 PM   #4
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Have you checked to make certain the weep holes in the window frame are free and clear? IF they're plugged water has no where to go, the track fills up and flows to the inside of the trailer.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:30 PM   #5
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My leak was the rail that Donna said to keep the weep holes cleared. Even though mine were clear the water didn't drain fast enough so I placed clear awning repair all along this channel to prevent water ever getting down into it and it cured the 15 year old leak.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:02 PM   #6
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If not what Donna said you can pay for a RV seal leak test. I'm sure there are places in FL. Soome folks at RV.net made up their own fans and sprayed it them-self with soapy water.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:03 PM   #7
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I'll be calling Richard Wednesday or Thursday. We'll see what the factory says. We'll be close enough from Atlanta that we can stop in St Matthews if necessary.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:02 PM   #8
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Keep us posted, please, on the outcome. I'm curious to see what the solution will be.

My Hauley's door (made of a metal-foam-metal sandwich, I think) absorbs water when it rains, and it lets some water drip onto the frame rail below it where the water then comes in on the floor. But so far I have never spotted any rain getting in around the small windows.
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