Hi all, on 6/16 I posted about my leaky Scamp with that subject line--and so many of you responded!! In that post I shared that the water was coming in at the bottom under the back window and leaking onto the carpet under the bed/table area. It's never wet on the fur--just seeps out from the bottom. I have spent the summer trying to tighten things up and I keep thinking I'm getting close, but still need some help. Here's what I've done: Talked to Scamp Service and replaced the side and back windows on my 2004... still leaked. I had someone do a really tight fix on the top of the Scamp where a repair had been made...still leaked. I pulled up the carpet under the bed and loosed the bottom of the fur so I could see where the water was gathering and leaking. Did a recent leak test with the hose and found that the water was leaking in most likely through a slight crack in the caulking on top of the belly band so removed old caulk, cleaned, and put on DAP Alex Plus all purpose acrylic latex caulk plus silicone. Had the Scamp washed and waxed and no leak so I was hopeful, but now with a night of light rain and some snow, it leaked again.
A friend thinks that maybe the belly band needs to be taken off and totally re-done, but I'm a 72 year old with NO SKILLS!!! I paid $6,900 for my 2004 in 2014 and now with this leak I've put in a few thousand dollars easily. So I have LOTS of questions!!! 1. Did we use the wrong caulking material for the repair? Do you have other suggestions? 2. How do you decide when you should quit repairing and putting in $ and do something else? 3. What do you think about the idea of taking off the belly band and doing whatever needs to be done inside and replacing? I love my Scamp and if I should stick with it, does anyone know people in CO/WY who could do repairs? I know I'm all over the place, but I would greatly appreciate your help!! Thanks so much!!!