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Old 10-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Water pooling lower window frame

Hey Gang,
1968 Tradewind.
I replaced glass, and all weatherstripping. I also caulked around the upper part of the window near the hinge.

I am getting pools of water collecting (granted heavy rains but still) in the track of the lower windows, both curb and street side.

It's alarming to think they are filling up so much, and then where the rest of the water goes...

I am including some pictures. Ive tried a lot of little things like filling old glazing from the window, all new weather stripping around windows that open, and even caulked around the ends of the hinges. I'm out of ideas on what to try caulking. I do store it on vacant land, therefor I have not tried holding a hose to it to find the source. It's not obvious in a rain storm, I know that much. I'm afraid of over caulking and hindgering the type 3 hinge which I have read some problems on caulk impacting the hinge function.

Must be something general I'm missing to have the problem on both sides of the trailer.

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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We had the same problem on our 67 Globetrotter. The water was coming in near the roof vent, running down the inside of the wall, and pooling in the window. We resealed the vent and painted the top of the trailer with elastomeric paint. No more water in the window! Hope this helps!

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Old 10-07-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I went and checked and did find a couple of small cracks in the old sealer around the front vent ridge. Scary to think that much water could come in through there, but I got it sealed up nicely now. Hoping for the best now, thanks again.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:21 AM   #4
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I have the same problem, did it work? Also what is the front vent ridge?
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