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Old 08-05-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Need help finding leak......

I have a 1987 Scamp that I cant find the source of a leak in. a puddle forms
on top of the wheel well. To the left of the electric box. In the picture, near where the screwdriver is. I have checked the rivots in the area of the leak and the window and the top window.
There is no water being used in the sink area. Only when it rains alot, does the puddle forn. Any suggestions?
PS Im not an expert restoration person, just want to stop the water!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:24 PM   #2
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I think you forgot the picture...

Sight unseen, if you have a window above this area, and you're only getting water in this area when it rains, I'd check to make sure that the weatherstrip under and around the sliding window is still good, seeing how it's getting up in years, they do dry out, wear out, and just deteriorate. And make sure that the drainage "weep hole" outside isn't obstructed with road dirt or other debris. Also check the outside seal around the entire window where it mates to the trailer, which may also need to be pulled, scraped and replaced due to its age. If the rain gets into the slider channel, and can't drain to the outside, it's probably going inside. Just something to check.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:32 PM   #3
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:29 PM   #4
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Also, if there is a window above, make sure that the drain holes in the window frame and the drain channel are clear and clean. You may need to pull the rubber extrusion in which the glass slides, then lift out the sliding pane and clean it all up.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:40 AM   #5
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I had an aluminum framed crank out window over sink that leaked no matter what I did until I got some aluminum tape and applied it to the corners of the frame, inside the window, where I noticed the solder joints had cracks in them.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:38 AM   #6
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Start testing using a garden hose.

Start with water only along the bottom edge of the window, lower window seal to body.
Use wide painters tape to keep water out of window channels.

If no drips inside after 10 minutes, remove the tape and do the lower window channel and drain area, slow the water flow to not overwhelm the window frame drains, and run under the window and over the frame inside.
Again if no leaks, move up the water to the upper window seal to body.

You could also try a painters tape seal, roof, over any of the seams and see if the leak is gone in the area

Eliminating as you go is the only way to isolate the leak, or do as I do, pull the window, clean all of the channels and drains, reseal to the body and reinstall
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