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Old 11-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Water leaks

Have any of you had any water leaks in your trailers after a hard rain? We had water come in on the wall next to our dinette seat. The dealer water tested it and found no problem. Then when we winterized it, we found about an inch of water in the battery tray under the battery. Ours is a 2012 Eagle Super lite 30.5RLS.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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If the lid on your battery box has vents in it, then water will get in when it rains. Most people just put a hole or two in the bottom of the box.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
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That is what I did, drilled two holes on each side of the battery box as close to the bottom as possible. No water in box now.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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Have any of you had any water leaks in your trailers after a hard rain? We had water come in on the wall next to our dinette seat. The dealer water tested it and found no problem.....snip
No, and I would have to say your FW shouldn't either. What did your dealer's "water test" actually consist of?

Based on your floor plan and dinette location, the first area I would be looking would be around the slide seal, windows, and slide roof joint along the outer slide wall. Also, depending on the wind, it is possible that some water could be blown back through the window frame weep holes.

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Like Rustic Eagle said the wind can push rain through places you wouldn't think possible. my suggestion would be is the next time you get a hard rain spend some time in your 5er and and look for leaks then.
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