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  1. Backtonature

    Backtonature Active Member

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    Hi
    My wife and I just purchased last week a new to us
    2005 Fleetwood Bayside POP up.

    the camper is overall in quite good condition for its age, however it does appear to have been leaking around the ac unit.

    This is not my first camper but I’m looking forward to all the free knowledge and expert advice that this forum offers.

    Once I get this camper ready for its first trip with my wife and I will be so excited because my wife has never been camping.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Welcome from Northern Virginia. I have the sister unit to the Bayside a Fleetwood Utah only just a year older than yours. If it's truly the AC that is leaking and not the roof racks you may need to replace the AC seal. Overtime it compresses too much where it doesn't hold the water back. Do keep a very sharp eye on your roof racks as they are known to leak. If you have the alumitite roof with bike racks that are screwed down underneath those tracks are two seams that apparently we're never sealed.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Minnesota!
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    First off remove the ceiling part of the AC and "snug". do not over tighten the 4 bolts. Then plan to get a good brand new AC gasket. No that hard to replace. The roof part of the AC is only held on those 4 bolts. Again get a good gasket (same brand as your AC) and follow the instructions.
     
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    Welcome to PopUpPortal
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Welcome from Dukes Fl. Good Luck and happy camping
     
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    Backtonature Active Member

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    Thank y'all for the Welcomes ! I appreciate it.

    Now I'm gonna go search the topics[:D]
     
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    Welcome from the mountains of West Virginia
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Welcome! Congratulations on your new camper.
     
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    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Welcome to the Portal from South Carolina.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Hampshire UK[GBR] I hope your wife enjoys the camping
     
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    Backtonature Active Member

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    Wow!! thank y'all
    I'm from Fayetteville, GA just minutes from the Pinewood Studio
     
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    Welcome from the Allegheny National Forest! I'm kinda new here too :)
     
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    Backtonature Active Member

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    cool! and Thank you! I will have to look up "Allegheny National Forest" sounds like a beautiful place and may visit in the future.
     
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    Thank you! and I'm on a mission to find that gasket[:D]
     
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    Let me know if you do! We're in NW Pennsylvania. It's gorgeous here! ANF.jpg
     
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    Thank you! my wife is soooo excited that now she is acting like me when I get another Hot Rod to start building [:D]

    I now have something that she and I will enjoy together and working on together;)
     
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    Thank you! and I found out last night during the rains that the ac seal indeed is leaking and it also apprears to have a leak where the awning track attaches to the roof[:D]...BUT! it could be a lot worse..so I'll carry on with locating tht gasket and investigation all the other roof attachments for anything that could also possibly be causing water to migrate to the interion
     
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    here is the NTU camper that my wife is so IMG_3029.jpg excited bout
     
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