Originally we had planned to drive into Elizabethtown (about 40+ miles) to do some 'junking', maybe visit a micro brewery, or two, and then come home late afternoon, but Mr. Jello intervened in those plans on Saturday evening. TLE had gone into her hanging closet which is at the back of the coach on the left side of the bed to get something. She discovered that the carpet on the floor of the closet was wet! We had just gone through that 'toad strangler' of a rain storm, and it appeared the rubber gasket around the rear window had been leaking for a period of time, but just at the lower corner of the window which reaches into TLE's closet. My hanging closet on the opposite side was dry.
Well, what to do, right? It's about 6:30 pm on a work night, and it will take a while to dry out the space. First up was to get all of TLE's clothing out of the closet, then I immediately removed the carpet piece, put it in a large plastic bag, and took it outside. I then got out some 2" wide Scotch brand blue masking tape and went outside (it wasn't raining at the time), dried off the rubber gasket, and window in the area where it appeared to be leaking, and applied the tape. This stuff is amazing! Even with it being a little damp to the touch the tape still stuck, and held through the night through another rain session.
TLE's used the 'CLR Mold and Mildew' solution on the floor in her closet, and then treated the carpet in my closet, then hung a bag of the DampRid in my closet, and will also hang one in her closet when we put the clothes back in, and reinstall the new carpet piece.
While we were out at Lowe's we dropped off a large bag of clothes we were no longer using at Goodwill (when you begin going through little used closets you begin to realize there are things in there you have not worn in a couple of years.....time to 'thin the herd'!), and then Krogers to pick up some milk and a few other items (including a new supply of limes for some Margarita's later). That was the extent of our first day off work this week, although we did watch three English Premier soccer matches (two recorded, one live) in the afternoon after returning from our brief foray into the cold December weather.
In the overall scheme of things our little experience with water intrusion is just part of living whether you live in a sticks and bricks home, or in an RV. Stuff happens and you deal with it, then move on to something else. Considering that we have been living full time in our Newell for almost 7 years now it is remarkable how few major problems we have had to deal with in that time. We have managed to rise to the challenge each and every time. We don't even really consider what happened to be a major problem......just a small bump in the road.
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