Any help tracking down this sneaky leak?

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Any help tracking down this sneaky leak?

I have been finding a little water in the driver's side rearmost compartment of my 2017 16' Scamp. It's never much, tends to be only after a hard rain, and puddles under the wiring and water lines at the corner of the compartment. At first I thought maybe it was coming in through the electrical cord compartment, but don't think that any more. I sealed what I thought were all the possible external entry points (city water hookup, rear left side running light, even rear signal lights) as in pictures below. Anybody have experience with this or advice?

 

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On our 2019 13 the water heater is in that corner and the lower inside corners  of the water heater sheet metal are not closed well/  where they are formed  at the bottom. Kind of a poor stamping of the inner sheet metal at the lower corners.   and when I washed the camper some water would get inside the Scamp. Also We had the top edge of the window by the stove that the white caulk was not adhered to the scamp fiberglass. It looked ok but I could easily lift it away and water might have been able to sneak in there too.  

2019 Scamp 13 standard

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Thanks for that. I'll double

Thanks for that. I'll double check on the caulking.

Jonathan Rockey

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Another Possibility

We found that water was coming into the same area from around the bolts that hold the spare tire.  Took the tire off, cleaned everything, and added butyl tape behind the nuts.  Been three years and no sign of leaking.

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After reading your comment

After reading your comment about the spare, I took mine off and wrapped the spindles with a bit of butyl tape. One of the inner nuts was in fact just a tiny bit loose, so maybe this is the culprit. It's all covered up for the winter now, but we'll see what happens. thanks.

Jonathan Rockey

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yes this was happening to me.

yes this was happening to me.  looked and there was a very small screw hole in the wood.  turns out that hole was directly above the grey water tank.  when soap bubbles would get into the tank it could "fill up" (not actually fill, just more volume due to bubbles) and leak.  i got a lot bigger screw that was longer and zipped it in to plug it up.  haven't had any issues.  i also put the power converter up off the floor mounted on a 1"-2" block so if minor water ever does get in there, it won't hit the converter.

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