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Old 03-30-2021, 06:49 AM   #1
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Slide Out Water Leak & Repair...2019 Launch 20 BHS

So, I figured I'd do my best to make lemonade out of my lemon and share the experience so perhaps you don't have to. Turns out anybody with one of these or any CAMPER that has the full four sided extruded aluminum trim around the slide out is likely to suffer a water leak condition.

We bought this 2019 at the start of 2020 - who knew 2020 would turn into what it did - and thus the camper only went out three times. I'm stickler for maintenance which is why this water leak really bit me bad.

While my dealer may have attempted a good will warranty request, I was JUST out of the one year warranty when I discovered it - and frankly for the couple hundred bucks and a few days work it was easier to knock it out than to haul it down and be at the mercy of them and likely have to pay a percent of it since it was just out (less than a month) of warranty.

Here is a WAY too long video of what I found...and a way to repair it - as well as hopefully prevent it for a LONG time.

If you have this type of slide out - check the seal/bond of the lower extruded trim as it rocks to and fro when open and close and they frankly don't seal it well from the factory.

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Thanks for posting! It was kinda long but very educational for anyone contemplating a similar repair on any type rv. they are all made mostly the same way.
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Thanks for posting! It was kinda long but very educational for anyone contemplating a similar repair on any type rv. they are all made mostly the same way.
Yep - I started to edit it down to a more friend 10-15 minutes. But...I figured if anybody took the time to watch it they may be dealing with a leak and would like to see as many details as possible.

While I hate long videos as I rarely have time to watch, it also drives me crazy when they edit out the nitty gritty so there is a gap in getting from here to there.

Seems to me this same issue is present on many models - my trailers before this had the standard side slide, so that molding wasn't present at the bottom.
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