Rockwood 2516g Leaks After Rain When Closed

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  1. rmalt

    rmalt New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a 6 year old Rockwood 2516g and later this summer I started to have an issue when it is all closed up. After a heavy rain I would notice that in the front right area of the popup it would be all wet under the toilet area. For the life of me I can't figure exactly where it is coming in. The only thing I can think of is that I should start by replacing the roof seal. Earlier in the summer I was getting some water in the middle of the popup but I think that may have been coming in where the slide out is. Anyone ever deal with an issue like this?

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    I just discovered this this summer on my 2716g. I found the sealant on the vertical brown trim was bad. When open no big deal, rain will just fall onto canvas, but when closed water would go past that seal which would end up going on the backside of the roof seal when closed, then it would go down the inside wall through the holes where the bed supports go. That would be my first place to look DA567DE2-35BF-4B03-A024-FB5B6B50683B.jpeg 51C7F59A-FCB7-4896-BAF1-80AE07FEC1D5.jpeg
     
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    Visually check every single seam. I had a small crack in the sealant for my roof vent that allowed water to get past. 2 tubes of Dicor and the entire roof was resealed.
     
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    So I noticed that the horizontal trim piece in the front has no sealant left. I bet that takes a beating being the leading edge of the airflow when traveling. I can't believe I didn't notice that. I'll seal it all up when it gets warmer out. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    We had a couple warm days here so I decided to tear into that back wall from the water leak from that roof leak and here’s what it looked like F380E093-4691-4E39-BA31-0A1969EC7386.jpeg 77A09A3F-45D8-41CB-AE41-4C877C9C80B1.jpeg 9787DBF1-3332-4045-8470-9173AA41C074.jpeg
     
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    Maybe someone will be along soon to either agree or correct me, but that looks salvageable.
     
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    Not sure. Didn’t even know there was a problem until I noticed mold buildup on the bottom of the rear wall. I complained to forest river since I just had the roof replaced a few months prior and they sent me two 4x8 sheets of their wall panels to shut me up. Before I installed the new panel I sprayed down the whole inside with a mold killer and inhibitor and am going to finish off the repair with an ozone machine to hopefully take care of any issues that remain.
     
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    I replaced my entire back wall. I'll post my "before" photo for comparison.

    Short answer, your fine. You got the source of the leak, and you killed the mold.

    Here's what happens when you let it go too long. (It was like this when I bought it, just didn't find it till after we brought it home)
     

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