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Old 08-27-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
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Leak in front wall or window

We had a pretty substantial water issue on our last trip with our Jay Flight Swift SLX 184BH. We were towing through heavy rain and when we pulled in to our destination the front bed was soaked for a foot along the entire front wall. There is a piece of trim that runs horizontaly a few inches above the bed that was wet, the wall below the left corner of the front facing window was also wet. I'm not sure whether water was coming through the wall and out along the trim, or in through/around he window, flowing down he wall and spreading out along the trim. I've read a couple of threads on bad window seals but it seems odd water would come in around the glass with the front cover down. Any thoughts on how to deal with this?

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Old 08-27-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Check the lap sealant on the roof edges and any trim joints where there is caulking. Get a quality RV sealant, don't use painters caulk or scilicone bath caulk.


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Old Yesterday, 03:42 AM   #3
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Did you ever figure this out? I have the same leak amd same trailer

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Old Yesterday, 06:17 AM   #4
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As the other person mentioned go up on the roof and inspect the seam where the rubber roof meets the front of the camper. Going down the road there is a lot of pressure here which can break the sealant. Also around windows and don't forget clearance lights. Those get overlooked from time to time.
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM   #5
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It was the window seal around the casement. I unscrewed the interior frame/trim off the window casement and you could see daylight coming in from one of the bottom corners. I pulled the window out and the seal was just some kind of foam tape. In that corner it was compressed and hard and was no longer forming a seal. Road spray was being forced up from below, flowing down the wall, hitting the trim and spreading out along the entire wall. I replaced the foam with a type of putty tape from a nearby RV dealer in the fall. It seems to have sealed well now but I haven't towed through a big rain like that again to test it out yet.
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Ditto on the clearance lights. Depending on how they're constructed it may be coming in behind them or through the crack where the lens meets the body. I had tail lights that leaked all over my floor every time it rained.
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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #7
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We took our 17 195RB SLX home and the first rain we found water on our bed (still in the plastic bag, luckily). Found upper right corner of front window was not even close to sealed, almost 1/4 inches.
Purchased a tube of the clear sealant the dealer recommended (Dicor, can't remember for sure)..
Needless to say we caulked all the windows, door and hatch just to make sure.

But this spring I will back over them and do the marker lights, etc. and inspect the roof. Fit and finish is just not that great.

Our dealer is to far away at 190 miles to take it back to them to save the cost of some sealant and time.

After the sealant was well cured we water tested by hosing at highest pressure on all corners of all the windows and door.

Anyone who can suggest anywhere else to check and treat please chime in!

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