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Fred&Diane

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Posted: 12/29/20 10:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Totally loved our Kodiak HTT and it's still in fantastic condition.
One problem that's bothering me is a water leak in the rear bunk end. Oddly, it ONLY leaks when we're towing through a bad rain storm. Never a leak when bunks are folded up, never a leak when they're opened up, and they've weathered some nasty storms.

So any ideas where the water is coming in? I notice a puddle on the floor when we park, but no dampness along the walls. Is it possible that traveling at highway speed is creating a vacuum, that's sucking water in? If so, what can I do about it?

Thank you for any insights or experience you can share!


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Posted: 12/30/20 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I once had a dealer tell me RV's are the only thing he's ever seen water leaks go up on. In other words your leak may not be at the bed end. It may be getting forced in somewhere else and then traveling to where it can get out of the wall. You may have to get the unit pressure tested to find the leak. I would start up on the roof with fresh self level everywhere.


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Posted: 12/30/20 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a Hybrid in the past and had water on the floor at the back as well. Turns out the water would run off the roof onto the tail light, the water entered the tail light housing, fill up to were it entered the opening in the trailer wall were the wires for the lights ran and entered the trailer. Once I figured that out I caulked the openings, no more issues.


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Posted: 12/30/20 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never had a hybrid, but i do know there are some weak spots in some of the latching systems and hinges.


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