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Old 12-29-2018, 10:53 AM   #1
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Window leak repair

OK so I developed a very small leak in one of the curved panoramic windows in the front of my 2014 23D. I noticed it when washing the trailer. There was a small amount of water in the front window seal behind the curtain. We have never had a problem with their trailer leaking during any of the monsoon rain storms that we’ve camped in this leak was only noticed when I had the rock guards off the windows and was spraying the window with a jet nozzle for the water hose after drying everything up and allowing it to dry for a day or so I decided Captain Trolleys would be my solution. Captain Trolley’s Is very thin and works off the principle of capillary pull. This sealant that works great in tight spaces. I applied around the window glass between the aluminum frame and glass window. It wicks it’s way in to the smallest of cracks and cures to a flexible seal. This was the first time I had ever used this product and I’ll have to say, “I’m impressed”
The sealant is a milky white color so I was able to see from the inside of the window how it was wicking it’s way into the window. “WOW”. This looks like every Airstream owner should take a look at the potential leak point because even though my window would only leak with pressure from the water hose, it was worse than I thought.
Needless to say I sealed all of my windows with this before I was done.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:09 PM   #2
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I used the same product 14 years ago on a leak in one of the fixed windows at my dinette. Hasn't leaked since. Impressed.
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That’s where mine was. Hope I get the same results.
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Gmfl, wondering if you also used it or could use it on the rear storage compartment ?
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Gmfl, wondering if you also used it or could use it on the rear storage compartment ?
I had to apply the sealant in multiple coats. Let each application dry fully. Apply till it beads up at the outside seam between the glass and the frame.
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Gmfl, wondering if you also used it or could use it on the rear storage compartment ?
On the outside frame? Yes you could.
I would probably use Acrylic-R for those tight seams. Captain Trolleys would work as it wicks down into the gaps.
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Thanks Ronnie, almost looks like my storage compartment was resealed already. I’ll check the rest of seals that could use acrylic-r like you suggested. And re seal my windows with captain trolleys. Scott
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Is Acryl-R better than parabond
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This is all I know. Acrylic-R looks great when applied.
https://wbcci.org/maintenance-info/w...-r-seam-sealer
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