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MetalGator

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Good Morning FOOFs

I hope you are healing well Richard.

We had a good time during our trip to Tarpon Springs this past weekend. Both nights we had very heavy rain and I am still fighting a leak in our dinette slide. I have had it back to camping world 3 times for this leak and they can't repair it so I am done with camping world. I have posted some pictures of the leak in the following thread. If anyone has any ideas on how to repair this, please let me know as I am getting very frustrated and am starting to worry about long term water damage. Luckily, I store the motor home in an enclosed garage so it is only exposed to the elements when we use it.


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Burch did you check the inside of the facia plate on the slide. Sometimes they use that wide white tape there. But of the did not caulk the edge of facia and tape water can get in there and run down the wall.
I had that happen to me. Once I caulked all the inside of the facia plate on all the slide no more issue.


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Burch did you check the inside of the facia plate on the slide. Sometimes they use that wide white tape there. But of the did not caulk the edge of facia and tape water can get in there and run down the wall.
I had that happen to me. Once I caulked all the inside of the facia plate on all the slide no more issue.


I was actually going to look at the tape on top of the slide this weekend. The problem is, I can only reach in a couple of feet since the slide topper is in the way but I can definitely get to the corner where I believe it is leaking. I have also reached out to another RV dealership/service center. It is in Orlando which is about 2 hours from me but they said they would look at our motor home even know they don't sell that brand. I'm not under warranty anymore so I guess it doesn't matter. I researched online and they have good reviews. I won't be dealing with Camping World anymore.

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It's been quiet here the last few days. Richard, I hope you are feeling better.

Well the saga with our leaking motorhome continues. I reached out to Thor and asked them about another dealer since camping world hasn't been able to fix our issue. Thor got right back to me and gave me a name of a local dealership that's only about 8 miles from my storage garage. I had bad luck with them while shopping for Motorhomes 2 years ago but the dealership has since changed ownership.

What a waste of time! I called them and they said they were backed up with motorhomes that had water leaks. They said they hadn't been able to fix the leaks in the last several motorhomes they worked on and had to send them back to the factory. He then told me to call Thor. I explained to him that I had talked to Thor and Thor told me to call his dealership. He then told me to call a mobile repair person. What a waste of time. I can't take the motorhome to the factory as it's in Indiana and I'm in Florida. I only get 3 weeks of vacation time so going to Indiana is out of the question. Very frustrated.

Anyway, enough of that. I hope everyone has a good day and hopefully the storm is not affecting anyone.

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Well Burch, I feel your pain. [emoticon] I came to the realization a long time ago that RV service departments in general are to be avoided at all costs, if possible. I am guessing that your best bet is to try and research and analyze your problem(s) and then, hopefully, try and fix it yourself.

I am not joking when I say that if your RV, or any RV, goes into the RV service department for one problem, it will probably be returned with two.
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DOTLDaddy wrote:

Well Burch, I feel your pain. [emoticon] I came to the realization a long time ago that RV service departments in general are to be avoided at all costs, if possible. I am guessing that your best bet is to try and research and analyze your problem(s) and then, hopefully, try and fix it yourself.

I am not joking when I say that if your RV, or any RV, goes into the RV service department for one problem, it will probably be returned with two.
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Good morning everyone. Burch I feel for you with your troubles with your motorhome. Camping World in Spartanburg, South Carolina was my go to place for repairs. When their service manager died all of that changed with new personnel. I now have a mobile RV repairman who is excellent come to the house and do whatever is necessary.

Yesterday Anthony came out and resealed the roof, cleaned the A/C units top to bottom and checked out the trickle charge for the battery. He is very good and reasonable. Maybe you could find someone like that in your area to help you out. It seems in Florida there should be lots of mobile repairmen you can rely on.

Hopefully we are now ready for our trip in October. I am getting better every day. I am learning my limits right now, but soon Ii will be back to normal, whatever that is.

It is hot and dry here at Camp Dixie. All the rain is going around us. It is typical September weather for the Deep South. Back when I was a kid the farmers were finishing up picking cotton and heading to the Gin mill to have it baled. I remember seeing the mules and wagons lined up Liberty Street waiting their turn to have the cotton sucked up from the wagon.

Okay I need to get moving so I will close for now wishing everyone a blessed day. Be sure to give the fur babies a hug for me and be sure to tell someone you love them.


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Holy Crud!!!! Is this thread still alive. I haven't seen it in years.

Edit: oh that’s how, I clicked on the wrong thread. Well at least it’s fresh new reading for me!


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Dodge guy, this thread/topic is immortal as long as RV.NET doesn't close it's doors.[emoticon]

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