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Old 06-18-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Roof Leaks

We are having many roof leaking problems with our new 2017 Seneca 37HJ. When in Middlebury for other warranty issues we mentioned roof leaking, they said air conditioners wasn't tightened down. But that didn't cure the issue, every time it rains we have water on the floor in numerous areas. Now apparently we also have water coming in on the cab over area. A handmade quilt that was to be a gift just got ruined due to a roof leak. Does anyone have any ideas where the water could be coming in at? There is usually water on floor in several areas, but we don't find any water on ceilings. We are also having a lot of issues with the refigerator, food freezes in the fridge, so we turn it down, and food in freezer
doesn't freeze. We have had rv's with same type of refrigerator and not any any problem. Ice cream runs everywhere in this one. What # does everyone run theirs at?
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:11 PM   #2
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To locate leaks you need a pressure test, if your local dealer doesn't do it check this link as they list dealers that do.

http://www.sealtechusa.com
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:25 PM   #3
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Look at all the seals on your slides. Being new they should be in good shape but could be just the opposite, or maybe torn/ripped. Might need to lube them up. Do you have toppers on your slides?? Are the slides closing completely??

Also suggest you look in all of the upper cabinets along the upper seam at the wall & roof? Any evidence of water getting in?

Have you gotten up on the roof and looked for any tears, rips or bad caulking??
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:06 AM   #4
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We are thinking that water is coming in thru the air-heat duct work. There is toppers on slides, and slides are sealing. We have looked at roof because satellite quit working, roof seal didn't look all that good. We are going to get in touch with Jayco Warranty this morning and see what they have to say. The awning has a twist in it when it rolls-unrolls, when we finally extended it we noticed a hole-tear at end of twist.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:49 AM   #5
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We have looked at roof because satellite quit working, roof seal didn't look all that good.
How old is your unit? It is your responsibility to inspect and reseal if needed every six months. They could deny any warranty follow-up based on that. Not that they will, just be prepared for that response.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:59 AM   #6
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I really think you need to document this well, with pictures and notes of dates and times. Warranty problems could come up, later.

So what type of refrigerator do you have? I was thinking the 2017's had the residential style refrigerator.?

How much are you in the unit? Full time, part time? or it rains and you go out and find a problem afterwards?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:21 AM   #7
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Just noticed your fridge issue. Is the thermistor properly positioned on the fridge coil.

This link should help based on model #

https://www.arprv.com/norcold-thermistor.php
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I don't know if it was on this site or another site, but they were getting a serious leak from the slide even though the seals were good. The water was getting in through outside of the slide where there is a joint near the bottom front. The water would weep in through this joint then onto the bottom of the slide then onto the floor. If possible, I would immediately cover the rig(metal would be ideal) to stop any rain intrusion, then methodically go over every inch of it. Caulk with approved caulking only(no silicone) on any suspect area. The pressure test is a good one. I think they pressurize it to .3 to .6 inches of water, then use soap spray to look for bubbles. One guy made his own unit with a leaf blower and an adapter plate through a vent. It worked for him. When the air conditioner is running, it should discharge its water to the top of the roof. At least thats what mine does. Perhaps there is a hose not attached and it's coming into the ducts. Good luck
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:52 AM   #9
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Closely inspect the exterior seam just behind where the cab and body join (behind the overhang). Mine had a leak where I could hear a drip but never saw water inside. Now the seam has swelled up considerably and the gap is much wider. Have a temporary silicone fix until Jayco does something more permanent.
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I have had this seam cover shrink from the top down (paint lines no longer match). The bulge was caused by screws backing out.
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