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Question 94 WB water leak rear closet (backup camera)

While replacing the waterpump relays in the rear closet of my 94 WB I noticed my shirts were damp. Looked in the back and was greeted by a science experiment. Some time since last WOG (last time we had the bus out) I developed a water leak somewhere around the backup camera area. It doesn't appear that the leak is from the glass, and the soft spot appears to be on the passenger low side of the camera cover assembly.

Are there common leak points to check back there on a 94 WB?

Can I remove the back wall of the closet to fix the plywood/cedar or does it extend beyond the closet area?

I'm thinking to pull the plywood out if I can to see where the water is leaking in. I'm crawling on the roof in a few minutes to see if there might be a gap between the metal roof and the rear cap. I haven't drilled any holes back there - really!
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Get your caulking gun out and caulk around the cap of the backup camera as well as the line and the rivets for the rear cap.
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I guess it was bound to happen after two hurricanes on top of a little more than normal rain here in lower Alabama. Appears it was water wicking in from one of the marker lights then dripping off the wire loop into the camera box. Crazy. I have some Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure on the way to make sure I've gotten all the little cracks sealed.

Now I need to get the rotted material out and replace it. Apparently it is just 1 inch plywood with a cedar veneer. Appears to have enough room between the plywood and the outer skin to repair it the way you would repair a normal wall - cut out and patch. Then I'll likely just buy some new ceder shelf liner material and recover the whole rear wall.

Well, at least I'm finding the problems before a trip and not while on the trip this time.
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oh yeah don't forget to caulk the marker lights 8-)
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Water can go quite a ways before becoming visible. Maybe check any radio antennae mounts, ladder bolt points, or other intrusions in the area.
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Another solution although expensive, ask the better half to build you a 40 x 60 bus barn.
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LOL I'll pitch the bus barn to the Mrs..

I cut out the material out to solid wood and made the patch. Just need to run up and get the cedar laminate tomorrow.

I found the original camera wires that had fallen back behind the wall. It appears that the power is on wire numbered 28 taped to the coax camera wire. I'm wondering if anyone knows where #28 goes? #28 has no power, and #28 doesn't go to the rear DC panel (it only goes to #27), and looking at the forward overhead DC panel that one has #28 as engine heat. I haven't checked the main "nose" DC panels yet. I don't think #28 is and AC wire as it looks like 16 gauge lead wire. When I replaced the rear camera I had to run a new power feed, but I really wouldn't mind using the existing wires if I just need to reinstall/replace a fuse somewhere.

I also noticed that the water leak shorted out my little bullet camera the fuse was blown and there was corrosion on the camera and power feed.
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