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Old 09-30-2015, 09:12 PM   #1
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2015 Suncruiser leaking front cap

I have a 2015 37f that has 3400 miles on it. This past week we had a soaking rain every day. The unit is parked in my back yard and I went out to put some stuff in it when I found the following;
water leaking in from the passenger window, the same from the drivers window. When I opened the front overhead cabinet, I found the ceiling dropped down and the floor of it was soaked with water.

Upon checking the front of the coach I found the carpet soaked with enough water to squish out as I stepped on it. The driver and passenger dash sides had standing water on it and some leaked into the dashboard pod.

To stop the leaks I put duct tape over the seam of the cap and the roof. I also taped the top of the windows.

The tap worked and stopped the leaks and I put a dehumidifier in the unit to pull the water out.

Has anyone else had this problem?

I have had this unit six months and never had a problem with water leaking in the coach. When I mentioned I had a leak to the dealer not telling him where it was. He said I bet its at the front cap. Going to bring it to him on the 16th.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:53 PM   #2
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Almost everyone has this leak and it is the cap. Mine is a 2003 and second owner and you could see areas they tried to fix it but didn't one thing I did was to put down spouts on front and rear this way when it rains it will hit this and not go under the cap.


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Old 10-01-2015, 03:16 PM   #3
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It should not leak. Make the dealer replace the carpet and all of the cardboard stuff in the over head. Make sure you check ALL of the electrical stuff because it all got wet as\nd will fail some time down the road. After they get finished make sure you observe them doing a pressure test on the unit to ensure there is no further leaks and then get rid of the unit as soon as possible
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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I have a 2015 37f that has 3400 miles on it. This past week we had a soaking rain every day. The unit is parked in my back yard and I went out to put some stuff in it when I found the following;
water leaking in from the passenger window, the same from the drivers window. When I opened the front overhead cabinet, I found the ceiling dropped down and the floor of it was soaked with water.

Upon checking the front of the coach I found the carpet soaked with enough water to squish out as I stepped on it. The driver and passenger dash sides had standing water on it and some leaked into the dashboard pod.

To stop the leaks I put duct tape over the seam of the cap and the roof. I also taped the top of the windows.

The tap worked and stopped the leaks and I put a dehumidifier in the unit to pull the water out.

Has anyone else had this problem?

I have had this unit six months and never had a problem with water leaking in the coach. When I mentioned I had a leak to the dealer not telling him where it was. He said I bet its at the front cap. Going to bring it to him on the 16th.
I have a 15 WGO Adventurer 32H and had a leak that would drip on the dash at times when it rained....not all of the time...that was the kicker...Went back to the dealer (Roy Robinson) in WA and they had a hell of a time replicating the leak...they ran water over the roof for days and only when they drove the MH did the water leak appear. They did reseal the cap area...I now live in AZ and have not seen any leaks to date. Doesn't rain that much here but we have had a few rain events and so far it is dry.
Sounds like you have a major water issue on the roof....good luck!
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:43 AM   #5
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I have had the same problem in the past with this dealer saying they could not replicate an issue, now when i have one I take pictures. When I show them to them they just shut up and try again.
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:20 AM   #6
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I had a $129. Pressure test done by local RV Service center (does not sell RVs) and they found several leaks. Entire coach resealed and never had another problem. BTW, my dealer ran water hose over it and told me the samething, they could not replicate the problem.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:58 PM   #7
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I have had the same problem in the past with this dealer saying they could not replicate an issue, now when i have one I take pictures. When I show them to them they just shut up and try again.
I took pictures as well....otherwise I bet the Dealer would have just said NTF (no trouble found).
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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Bob:

Do a search in this forum for windshield leaks, I believe the original post was about an Adventurer. Anyway I followed that poster's recommendations to stop the leak above the windshield which leaked onto the dash. I know it's really frustrating to have a coach that leaks when it rains. I used to have an 2014 Itasca Solei 34T, and we constantly were chasing leaks in the driver/passenger windows, windshield, and the basement bays. If you're still under warranty, make Winnebago fix it, if not you're on your own. Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:52 PM   #9
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still chasing down leaks on my 2012 36M.
It looks like it is the cap to frame seal behind the rubber trim across the top. If I pull the upper lip of the rubber trim forward while running the hose, then water comes into the coach.

Have your dealer try that.


I'm currently trying to see if it is glass to frame leak then window, if so, then I'll take it to a auto glass place.

If it is the fiber glass cap to frame, I'll seal it my self with polyurethane sealant.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:01 AM   #10
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I am glad I took the pictures of the water on the dash, in the front cabinet and on the arm rests by the front windows. It took them a week to find the leak.
It spent 2 days in the rain room with the unit level and had no leaks. The dealer called me to tell me they can't find the leak. When I told him the unit never leaked when it was level and that it only leaked when the front end was down and I did not have the jacks down. He raised the front jacks and the unit was down in the front by 2 degrees. With in a hour the water was leaking from the passenger window and overhead cabinet.
They pulled down the cabinet on the right side and everything above the right passenger window. 2 leaks were found, one at the cap on the right side and roof and the other above the windshield.
The dealer is replacing the cabinet including the cardboard interior, the wood interior on the passenger side of the cab and the carpeting before checking out the electronics.
Right now I am being told it will be at least another 2 weeks before they can get to the other issues with the coach.
Will post what the final results are when I get it back.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:05 AM   #11
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Glad they found it and it's getting taken care of. Let them keep it as long as it takes. When you go to pick it up look at everything, then operate everything. There are a lot of cables running up there that will effect a lot of things.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:18 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advise, it was suppose to be completed this week. I am being told that after they took down the front cabinet and side trim, they repaired the leak and retested the unit. The dealer replaced some items and put it back together and went to wash the unit. Low and behold the leaks are back. Will update all when I do get it back.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #13
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Have them remove the rubber trip or pull it loose on the top edge of the windshield and run water along the edge.
With the rubber strip in place mine only leaked occasionally. With the trim strip pulled away and the channel filled or removed completely, it leaked all the time.

It is scheduled to go to a glass shop for windshield replacement on Tuesday.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:38 PM   #14
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Talked to the dealer today and they told me it was still leaking. Called Winnebago and they pulled up the product the dealer ordered and then the service ticket. Found out the dealer ordered and installed the wrong sealant.

So now they are reordering the correct sealant and will have to remove the wrong stuff they put in. Based on what I was told they are going to have a hard time cleaning out the wrong sealant.

So now I'm told it might be ready next Friday if they receive the correct sealant. Which will make 7 weeks at the dealership.
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