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Old 10-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #11
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Electric fireplaces don't create any more condensation than any other electric heat source.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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Electric fireplaces don't create any more condensation than any other electric heat source.
Didn't realize it was electric - was thinking of gas... I've never seen a fireplace in a camper.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:19 PM   #13
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Didn't realize it was electric - was thinking of gas... I've never seen a fireplace in a camper.
I'll never forget the first one I saw at Winchester Bay, Oregon. It was in the rear and surrounded by book shelves and it was windy and rainy when I walked by with Tunce and I said " Some day we're going to have one just like his"!
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:33 PM   #14
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Yeah, the FP is electric and its been used only a couple of times.
I've been over the cabinets inside and out with a bright light and have found nothing. I also got on the roof with the hose and gave everything a serious spray with nothing showing up inside.
So I'm puzzled.
Looking over the caulk I think it is needing some attention but doesn't seem to be the source of the leak, I hit it hard with the spray and I couldn't find any soft spots on the roof or inside walls.

One more thing, thanks for your input!!!
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:08 AM   #15
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The moulding the factory uses is an mdf material with a wood print so it sucks up condensation and expands with very little moisture. Since you have seen no other damage and since the cut part of the moulding is right up against the outside wall, my take would be that it is sucking up moisture (condensation) when it's cold outside and the heat is on inside. Heat from the furnace or people (not the fireplace ). Do you camp with the gas furnace on and the windows closed tightly? If so, that would by my thought...
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We do a little cool weather camping but use electric heat almost exclusively. Have run the furnace maybe once in anger. Always leave a vent open in cool weather. Starting to think about the window below. If it leakes at the top possibly the moisture wicks its way up. The valence just below may be warping a bit. Hosing the window is next.
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The next page in this saga.
I've sprayed the window with no leaks showing up. The bride suggests I hose down the back corners heavily as she has noticed the sealant is curling a bit where it oozed out during construction.
I'm sure I'll have an "ah-ha" moment eventually but till then it's a puzzler.
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Since water travels down hill and there is no evidence of water above it this one has Crabman stumped . At first I thought it was below the window and was getting ready to blame that but then saw the pic was upside down.
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Since water travels down hill and there is no evidence of water above it this one has Crabman stumped . At first I thought it was below the window and was getting ready to blame that but then saw the pic was upside down.
Yeah Crab, The window is below the damage. My last thoughts were maybe the window was leaking at the top and the moisture was wicking up behind the window valence but I hosed it down good and nothing showed up inside. The corners leaking are a bit of a long shot but I suppose possible and certainly worth a check.
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I can almost guarantee it's a bad weatherstrip around the window. Check the weatherstrip.
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