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Live. Work. Dream.: Fix RV slide out leak with quick power gear

From the bloggers at Live. Work. Dream.

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What do you do when your slide out leaks and you’re not sure why? Unless you want to spend a lot of time and money at some RV shop, the answer is to first find out the cause of the leak, then fix it yourself.

Why does my slide out seal leak?

The most challenging part of any RV maintenance project is often determining the exact cause of the problem, and identifying the proper terminology regarding any applicable fix. The fine folks at Northwood Manufacturing have always been very helpful whenever I have called to inquire about the equipment and appliances in our Arctic Fox 275B or previous AF 245N.

When troubleshooting a leak along one wall of the slide in our fifth wheel, I discovered the top flap seal was not creating a tight seam along the roof. A gap of nearly 1″ was allowing rainwater to penetrate the inner seal and run down the wall inside our RV.

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