Over the winter, we've been thinking about a dinette. We stopped in at FWC to check out the various options, and to dangle shiny new campers in front of my wife. She was very impressed, but not quite enough to jump into a new camper, so back to the drawing board.
We've pretty much decided on side dinette, currently we don't have a roll over couch or any real seating. I went out to measure a few things, and found . . .
Quite a bit of water. On the floor, soaking the right side cabinet, the carpeting, ugh. In December and January we had about 20" of rain here in Sonoma county. Yes! We really needed it! But, it seems like all of it was in my camper. We spent three weeks last Spring in Utah, and got quite a bit of rain, and a couple of very hard rainstorms all without leaks, so this was a surprise to me.
Over the next few days, I mopped up and inspected, then mopped up again, and again. The roof and liner were not wet, so no issue there. We were leaving town over New Years, it was still raining, so I tarped it and drilled a hole in the floor to drain the mess.
Notice that white paint along the edge of the panels - this isn't a new issue, a previous owner had a problem here.
On return, I found the right rear corner, from the window back, to be a source. The carpet lining the bench was siphoning water away from the base of the wall and dumping it on the floor. After pulling the carpet back, the floor remained dry (still raining . . .), but the bench was puddling now. Next I pulled the side window, the inside trim, and the inside panel. The panel was very wet inside! I put some new weatherstrip around the window and re-installed it, and watched the bench puddle again as the rain continued. Slower this time, but still leaking. I did the same to the rear window, still raining, still leaking. It seemed as though everything I did slowed the puddle, but didn't fix it. I decided the wall had to come apart to re-seal everything.