Checking for leaks

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  1. TJ-RV

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    For folks who haven't seen this done ....

    We had the seals around the slideouts replaced under warranty at the Monaco factory service center in Harrisburg, Oregon. Before sending us on our way, they leak tested all the seals. To do this, they rolled a large frame with numerous water jets so that it stood over the slideouts. They hooked up a water hose, turned on the water, and let it spray water for some time. They have a different setup to check for windshield leaks.

    Not very scientific, but works as a simple leak test.
     

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  2. TJ-RV

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    On the subject of leaks, do you check the caulk around skylights and roof fixtures regularly? The entire roof of our prior motorhome delaminated, partly because of a design issue and partly because I wasn't conscientious about inspecting caulk and seams looking for potential leaks. I didn't realize what had happened until it was too late. So now I'm paranoid about leaks.

    Here's a simple re-sealing project on a skylight. I noticed that the caulk was cracking, so I removed it (the caulk), cleaned up the remaining mess, and resealed it with a self-levelling caulk. Not shown in the photo is Eternabond tape that I added as belt and suspenders. Practically speaking, I didn't need both, and either one would do the job.
     

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  3. Road Runner

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    What a great thread.

    Thanks for posting it:thumb:

    Good way of gettting a free wash:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
  4. TJ-RV

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    LOL John, I'd think you get all the free washes you need in South Wales; Just leave the coach out in the rain.
     
  5. Geo

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    Some very usefull posts Tom keep em coming
    However due to health and safety issues I must ask you to double check on the American and English terminology, I have just fallen of my chair picturing you in French frilly knickers and suspenders re calking your roof, as you well know we use belts and braces:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Geo
     

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  6. TJ-RV

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    Geo,

    "Belt and braces" is also used here, but sometimes "suspenders" is substituted. I've never worn braces or suspenders.

    As for checking English vs Amlish, I gave up years ago. Having worked for American companies, both in the UK and in the US, for over 30 years, I was used to switching spelling and terminology. But eventually, it all merges into one.

    Reminds me of my wife's first visit here, when I warned her about the different meaning of some words. To this day she carries an "eraser" in her purse, afraid she'll inadvertently ask someone if she can borrow a rubber. Here, that would be like asking someone if you could borrow their condom.

    Not long after starting work here, a co-worker commented to my wife "you don't wear pants to work". Chris was aghast and kept insisting that she did wear pants. Then the penny dropped - here, pants = trousers.
     
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  7. Road Runner

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    Hey Geo you've been dying to post that piccy of Pammy for ages now.

    Steamed my glasses up:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1:
     
  8. TJ-RV

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    You guys are giving me an inferiority complex.
     
  9. Lindy-C

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    The best one I encountered was when I took a couple of American friends shopping in a supermarket over here.

    Trawling through the frozen food section they suddenly burst out into fits of uncontrollable laughter having found a box of "Mr Brains faggots in gravy" :Laughing:
     
  10. American Dream

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    I've never seen a Faggot in Gravy. :Eeek::Rofl1:

    Conjures up all sorts of images.
     
  11. TJ-RV

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    LOL Lindy, people give me strange looks when I talk about faggots and peas. I cringe when we meet Brits arriving at San Francisco airport and the first thing they say is "I'm dying for a fag".
     
  12. Lindy-C

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    I know how they feel Tom :Rofl1:

    Steve.....just for you! :Laughing:
     
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  13. TJ-RV

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    Lindy,

    Did you just run out to the supermarket to take that photo?
     
  14. TJ-RV

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    Back in the days when ladies wore such things, "a ladder in my tights" had to be translated to "a run in my pantyhose".

    During a business presentation by one of our UK salespeople, he wanted to use the term "stock in trade" (sounds like "stocking trade"), and he spontaneously decided to Americanise it to "pantyhose trade". I was the only one in the room who had a clue what he was talking about.

    To keep this on topic, maybe I should refer to a leak in my stockings?
     
  15. Lindy-C

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    Best use the Dicor non-sag for that one Tom, the self levelling stuff will run down your leg :Rofl1:
     
  16. Road Runner

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    OK you two comics :Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Tom it's Linda BTW not Lindy:Wink::thumb:

    Carry on now please:Wink::thumb:
     
  17. Lindy-C

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    I don't mind Lindy....its sort of a nickname at home anyway as in Lindy-C's RV parts emporuim:Laughing:

    Since Papa Smurf dubbed me the 5th Spice Girl its looking like I'm in for another ID change to Cotswold Spice :Laughing:

    Here we go........off topic again - Sorry Tom :Blush:
     
  18. TJ-RV

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    OK thanks, sorry Linda.
     
  19. TJ-RV

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    ROFTL. I missed that message on prior reading. I'll have to remember that the next time my wife dresses me up as a Spice Girl. 3 couples dressed for Halloween and singing "Tell me what you want, what you really, really want". I can still taste the wig in mouth and remember the sweat from the tights. No way will I ever wear those things again. But we won first prize :thumb:
     
  20. Lindy-C

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    Stick with the suspenders Tom.....stockings are far less sweaty :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    You GOTTA post a pic of that one!
     
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