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Old 05-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Well I have a leak...

Getting buckets of rain in GA past couple of days. Walked into my Scamp to find a big puddle. Grrr!!! There's definitely a drip coming in from the ceiling vent, but I'm not sure that's the only source. Can't find any wet spots on walls. Could there be water running behind the ensolite from the back window? Ugh.

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Yes, water travels. If it's the top vent, that's an easy enough fix by removing the vent, removing all the old crusty caulk, and rebedding using buytl. It may also be a good time to thoroughly clean the vent top and paint it with Fusion paint to slow UV damage to the plastic.

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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I had a leek coming down the TV Antenna in the 5r.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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I think I saw where you have an 82 S-13. The older Scamps of that period have plastic frame escape hatches. The plastic frames develop hairline cracks that leak. You will need to replace the frame if thats the problem. I usually cut the hole larger and go with a metal frame hatch.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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If you are wanting to proved it is the hatch that is leaking put a piece of plastic sheet over it and tape it down. No more water then you know for sure its time to pull out and replace the hatch. If you have water then starting working on redoing your window seals.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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So Darwin, did you make soup with your "leek"?

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