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Old 05-19-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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HELP with a 2014 Sunset Trail Reserve Strange Slide Leak

Today we left for our first trip of the season. Upon opening our kitchen table slide we noticed a fair amount of water on the floor with droplets on the bottom half of the bunkhouse door. Four days earlier it was dry but it has rained for literally 2 hours the day before. All the walls and roof were dry and I could not find an obvious source so I cleaned it up with a towel and decided to keep a close eye on it.

While driving, we went through a fair amount (2.5 hours) of light to moderate rain. When we got to our lake property and re-opened the slide, once again the floor was soaked from what appeared to be under the slide on the floor. The REALLY strange thing is, under the table we had a flat of Coke. ONLY under the Coke the carpet was sopping wet but everywhere else around the flat on the carpet was dry!!! My first thought too but no, the Coke did not leak....it was water!!!

What confuses me is....under the part of the slide where it was sopping with water would have sat atop of the floor against the island in the kitchen across from the table in the trailer. Again, the roof and walls are dry with no obvious source so it appears it is coming from UNDER the slide?!?!?

Please, ANY help would be VERY appreciated as I am completely confused!!!! I've soaked up most of the water with a towel and plan to hit the area with a hair dryer in the morning.....its late and been a very long day. I think it is a Lippert slide with the Schwintek (? Spelling) track system. Thanks for the help....

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Check the seal under the main slide. Sometimes when we travel in the rain I see a little under the slide when I open it up.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:54 AM   #4
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Check the seal under the main slide. Sometimes when we travel in the rain I see a little under the slide when I open it up.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it!!!! The seal looks OK, but I am really not sure what I am looking at. They are flexible, not torn and appear to be where they need to.

What really confuses me is that the water is getting in when we are driven BH ir parked with the slides in or out and it's wet ONLY under the left side (near bunkhouse) kitchen table. As a precaution I've put a blue tarp over the slide roof for now which seems to be working while I figure this out......any other ideas????
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Doesn't your dinette sit in the slide? Gotta be getting in there somehow.

Are you still under warranty? Might be a good idea to have it looked at.

If the tarp is helping, it could be coming in from the top or sides and running down to the floor.
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If there are any clearance lights any where near, you might check to see if they are sealed. Been known to leak quite frequently. Check around the windows or anything else that has an opening in that side of the trailer.
Also take a look at the bulb seals around the slide. Make sure they haven't pulled loose.
Do you have a slide topper? I know, that shouldn't be the answer, but they do cure a lot of leaks in the slide area.
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I had something similar recently and found that when I was closing the slide I wasn't closing it enough. It was flush up against the rubber sealer, but not snug.
I found this because during the last rain storm I sat in the camper with the slide closed. Saw it right away.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:18 AM   #8
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HELP with a 2014 Sunset Trail Reserve Strange Slide Leak

Hey everyone, thanks for the replies and advice. Sorry for not getting back earlier however my wife's uncle is currently having a triple bypass which is why we are out in the first place. With the trips back and forth to the hospital, getting the water running at our lake lot, our 6yr old and the trailer I don't have a ton of time right now.

To answer everyone's questions...

There are no clearance lights and the window seals look fine as far as I can tell with my limited knowledge and experience. The dinette is in that slide and the roof and walls are and have always been dry with no bulges or signs of water that I can find. The carpet is drying out slowly but it's cold (near zero) and wet here so that's to be expected.

At this point I think it's either a roof leak on the outside edge of the slide as it's currently covered by a tarp or more likely, fingers crossed, the slide was not all the way in. If it is the slide roof, I would have no idea where it would be coming from as all the deals look OK.

I can't confirm 100% that the slides were all the way in as the wife was the one who put them in while I was hooking up.....usually I put it in. It seems strange to me though that she would mistakenly not put them all the way in but I guess if she was in a rush not not completely paying attention....I usually keep the switch pressed a second or two after the slide stops to ensure they are all in.

I guess the only way to tell for sure us to pull the tarp now that the carpet is dry and see what happens. If it's stays dry then I guess the slide was not all the way in.


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Old 05-22-2016, 08:26 PM   #9
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HELP with a 2014 Sunset Trail Reserve Strange Slide Leak

Never mind, apparently I spoke too soon!!!!!! Now the carpet is soaked again, the roof and walls are soaked the one door is wet and looks like it is separating and to make life even better, the other two slides now have condensation on the roof and walls!!!!


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Old 05-22-2016, 08:53 PM   #10
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Sounds like a major roof leak or around ac or other vents. When rain stops better check out the roof. But be careful on wet roof.
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