I just discovered some dry rot in my trailer. It's a very small spot but I don't want it to get any bigger. Previous owner said it leaked in the past but they fixed it. I'm wondering about the best way to find out exactly what is leaking. I've put a tarp over it for now. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks!

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Comment by Cecilia Shukwit on December 12, 2012 at 2:51pm

Thanks so much Tony and Joy that's exactly what I will do and I've never heard of Git-Rot, so I'll see if I can find some. I appreciate the help very much! Cecilia

Comment by Tony and Joy Durfey on December 12, 2012 at 10:33am

Hi and welcome to GORVs

  One of the best ways I have found to find leaks is with toilet paper. Stick some as close as you can to where you think the leak may be and make it rain with a garden hose. Then check your paper, if there is a leak the paper will show it.  Water can travel so it might take a few home made rain showers to track it or you may get lucky and find it first time. 

    You might also want to treat the tiny spot of dry rot with a epoxy resin.  You can find "Git-Rot" at west marine a good product for stopping rot.  Hope this helps, Tony, Joy and Cool Paw Luke



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