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Old 07-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #11
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Shultz01 - mine was 04/04/2013. Uploading pics soon.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:40 AM   #12
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Leak all fixed!

Sorry everyone for the long delay in giving the answer to our leak issue.

We have had many rainy nights in Michigan and ALL DRY inside!

The solution was on the bunk slide bottom trim.





The water was running down the outside wall of the slide and coming in the top of that large bottom piece of trim. It would get in behind there, and find its way into the camper underneath the slide room. It was very intermittent because of the angle of the camper, amount of rain in the sidewall, etc.

When the factory built it, the "T" molding was only screwed in from the bottom (see picture.) this caused the molding to flex and the top piece wa separating from the sidewall allowing the water in. The solution was to screw the face of the molding into the frame of the slide and then they also screwed the bottom (underside) again.

I don't like having those screws on the outside of my nice new Rig, but having a dry inside is worth it.

Besides having to do all of the driving and dropping off, Jayco took care of this completely and Bontrager RV Service was awesome too (Goshen, IN).
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:49 PM   #13
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Did you ever get the leak fixed?
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:50 PM   #14
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Did the leak ever comeback, or did that do it?
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:42 AM   #15
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Maybe not limited to one Seneca model!

Although I have a 2014 Seneca TS, this thread caused me to carefully examine my slideout trim pieces. I had not noticed any leaks (yet), but I thought I would rather be "safe than sorry". Wouldn't you know I discovered my rear right-side slide (the bed slide) that the caulking where the lower trim piece meets the slide sidewall was "pulled away" along about half of its length. This would have been a perfect place for water to run down the slide side and enter the unit. Lord knows where it might have shown up.

I took it to my local dealer and they discovered several broken screws securing the trim piece to the slide. They removed the remains of the broken screws, replaced them, and added even more to ensure the piece "stays put". They then re-caulked the seam with clear silicone. It looks good to my amateur's eye. Let's hope it holds, I know I will regularly check all these seams from now on.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #16
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We had the exact same leak. The dealer in Middlebury adjusted the slide which did nothing. I took it back to the factory and told them about it. They knew exactly where the leak was coming from and resealed the outer lower trim. No more leaks
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:02 PM   #17
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Wouldn't it make simple sense for Jayco to issue "Technical Service Bulletins" to their dealers for known issues? And have a way their servicing dealers could easily search them? Maybe they do and I am just unaware.

Seems like quite a few of the problems that people talk about here don't seem to be limited to just one unit, and oftentimes the factory is "aware" of the issue and the proper fix. It would certainly help many of us if the dealers were "clued in" and able to fix a problem correctly the first time we complain!
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:12 AM   #18
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We just got the first hard rain on our 2014 37FS and ended up with a soaking wet spot right under the bunk slide. I remembered reading this post earlier and, sure enough, I had the exact same problem.

The bottom trim on my bunk slide was pulled away a good 1/16" on one side and, as a test, I poured a little water in the gap and it quickly started dripping off of the trim screws in the bottom. During the rain storm I had the slides in and the motorhome was not leveled so the water just flowed along the bottom of the slide right into the motorhome instead of dripping off of the screws.

The problem looks like it was caused when Jayco installed the sealant too far out on the bottom trim. The factory butyl putty was installed outside (relative to the corner of the trim) of the screw holes. If the putty was installed on the inside corner of the screw holes or even over the top of the screw holes there would be no leak.

We are a long way from a dealer so I decided I would tackle this repair myself.

I don't really like the exposed screws that Jayco used in the post above so I decided to use a little butyl putty along the top seam of the trim to keep the rain from ever even getting behind that trim. To make room for the putty I just removed all of the screws along the bottom side of the trim and slowly and gently pulled the trim out enough to make room for the butyl (1/4"-3/8").

I stuffed as much in there as I could get in the crack and let the sun soften it enough that I could push the trim back in place and run the screws back in the original holes. The screws kept pressure on the trim and the rest of the day the butyl oozed out of the crack until the trim pulled up tight against the side. What a mess- but I know the seam will be completely sealed now. I started off using some masking tape to help with cleanup but abandoned the idea after a while. I wish I would have left it there because getting the butyl off the side of the motorhome is a lot of work. If I do the other side I will try the masking tape idea again.

Anyway... I still have some cleanup left to do but it is looking better already and no leaks anymore!! Total time spent was roughly 2 hours (not including the ongoing cleanup to make the seam meet the wife's quality control standards )


I hope this helps someone searching for this problem later on like it did for me. I would have never found the problem without this post.
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:43 AM   #19
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I have a 2012 37FS with a leak in the bedroom slide as the wood floor has completely failed on the center track guide at the exterior wall with no wood left. What is the cost of replacing the floor and I too do not want my local Jayco dealer to make this repair? Will the factory make the repair or is there a shop competent to make this repair? Is anyone noticing the floor squeaking near the mirror/table as mine started doing so on our last trip. The only time our coach is exposed to rain is when we take it out of covered storage to use it as it is stored in arid Southern CA away from the ocean. Has anyone asked Jayco why are they not installing welded aluminum deck in the Seneca as two of their competitors are doing using the same chassis making delamination and rot a non issue?
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:07 AM   #20
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So it looks like Jayco has not fixed this from the factory yet as I have a week old 2016 37FS and after reading this thread I decided to go out and look at mine. I have the same issue. It rained the night before but good thing I had the slides out. I looked under the slide where the trim is screwed in and low and behold it is wet and the screws are already starting to rust. Got an appointment on the 9th for the dealer to fix a few other things so this will be one more thing to add. Thanks for letting everyone know about this...I would have not caught it otherwise.
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