How to inspect an RV for leaks

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Leaks and water seepage are two of the most common problems faced by RV owners, writes Reece Carter at

Even if you take care of your RV as best as you can, there are chances that the water may seep through the roof or even minute cracks in your windows and doorways.

Water damage to an RV can be very costly. Not only is it a health concern, but it can also damage the machinery, which will cost a lot in repairs.

Continuous water seepage into the RV can cause serious respiratory issues for the people who use the RV often as it accelerates the growth of black mold and nasty fungi.

You need to inspect your rig regularly and thoroughly to ensure that things don’t get out of control. The sooner you detect the problem, the lesser will be the damage.

To read Carter’s five tips for inspecting an RV for leaks, visit

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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