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Old 09-26-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 jayco 218. this spring we experienced some water coming in on the floor when we were driving in a heavy rain. There are no leaks when it rains when we are camped. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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I would go outside when it is nice and dark. Have one of you get inside the trailer and have the other person shine a bright flashlight around the door and other areas and see if light comes in. If light shines in, it is a good indicator water will as well.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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thanks, we'll give that a try tonight. K
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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Same thing happens in our 5W. I think it's just rain blowing into and through the air conditioner. You don't see it when parked because it's not being forced through the louvers on the AC cover.
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OK I may need some education here, but I wasn't aware that outside air went through the A/C and into the unit. My understanding is that the A/C recycles inside air and cools it as it passes over the coils. If there is air exchanged between inside and outside I am completely surprised. Not to say that rain water (especially when underway) couldn't penetrate through the A/C mounting (reference other posts regarding loosed mounting bolts). In one of my previous Class C units water actually came in a malfuncitoning kitchen exhaust vent... water ran across the counter and onto the floor.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #6
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snip....... experienced some water coming in on the floor when we were driving in a heavy rain. There are no leaks when it rains when we are camped. Any suggestions?
Where on the floor within the TT is the water noticed, may help to narrow down a possible source. Also, is there any moisture evidence above the floor line?

As far as the A/C, doesn't take much wind/water to find a way in. Check the A/C seal, it may not leak under static conditions but could under dynamic.

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