Thursday, November 04, 2010

Rain and Leaking Slide-outs

An approaching cold front brought us some very much needed rain yesterday.  I just hope it doesn't make the grass grow!

We have been having a problem with both slides leaking when it rains. We thought we had it fixed but last week we had a little rain and noticed the bedroom slide was still leaking.   The living room slide hasn't leaked, so hopefully that is fixed.  So on to plan b.

We were getting ready to winterize yesterday when it started to rain.  It turned out to be a good time to look for a leak.  I found a little rubber strip that should have been pushed flat when the slide is out. A corner of it had turned down and I think that let a little water run inside.  It didn't leak during the rain we got yesterday, so hopefully it's fixed.

We plan to winterize by blowing out the water lines.   That way we can more easily de-winterize when we leave next month.  This will be the longest trip we've done in any of our Rv's, so we'll have to pack a little differently.  For instance,  we're bringing both of our Tivo boxes.  

We're expecting a cold front today.  It's supposed to get down into the mid 30's this week-end, with highs in the mid 60's.  It might be a little cold for our Saturday garage sale.  We expect it to freeze here, because it's always a little cooler here on our property.


  1. It seems that there are only two kind of slides. Those that have leaked and those that will in the future.

    We have had leaks in two of our three slides from time to time. Unless there is a failure in the gaskets, or poor design, there are just times the gaskets land not quite right and with the right wind and rain combo, they leak.

  2. If the rubber seals aren't properly seated against the rig, that will definitely cause a problem. Sounds like you found it and fixed it, so that's good. Good luck with winterizing the water lines.

  3. Leaks are no fun, glad you found the source. Sounds like you have a nice trip planned to head south this winter.

    You have gotten some great shots with your new camera, I may have to check it out.

  4. Our slide out never leakes, but we have a leak on the top of our front window. It only leaks when the rain and the wind is just right.

  5. Can't believe you are having to winterize in November! Hopefully your leak is fixed now. Leaks are a PITA. I think you can find a reasonably price park, especially anywhere north of us. I have seen some for $400 plus electric. The ones in our park are around $450 or $500 plus electric for anything above $50. South of us the prices are much higher.


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