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Old 08-30-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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front window water leaks

We have a bad water leak coming in at the bottoms of both front windows,under the interior wall linings,from somewhere, wetting the base of the inside of the window areas and leaking down behind the wall lining, to the floor and now has ruined the carpet under the sofa bed. These windows are the ones that wrap around from the front to each side....It's not the front flat window......The camper has those outside clear swing-around rock sheild covers riveted on the front and I'm thinking this might be where the water is coming in........Anybody got any ideas.................Thanks......Steve and Vickee Wilcox(Chopper-5 and Old Hippi)....

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Old 08-31-2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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Look at resealing around the whole window frame. Removing the old sealant if there is any and putting new in the seams. You may need to do this around all your windows, doors, seams etc.
After the sealant is dry, and you are sure the floor is not rotted or softened beneath ithe leak( if it is it will need repair), spray lots of water wround the outside to see if it is truly fixed.

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Old 08-31-2006, 05:18 AM   #3
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That particular leak gave me the fits too What year is your trailer? I removed and reinstalled the cover on mine, using new sealant. I cleaned out and resealed around the frames on all the front windows. I also pulled the clearance lights and made sure there was sealant on the wires and the screws. There was one case here a while back where a front window had been replaced and the repair was not the best. They ended up pulling the window assembly out are re-doing the install with great results. I believe it was forum member Rickstream.

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Old 08-31-2006, 07:48 AM   #4
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Hi- what Alan said! In my opinion the first thing you want to do when acquiring an old coach is completely and thoroughly clean and re-seal every possible likely water intrusion spot- especially around the window frames, roof vents, and clearance lights. Parbond seems to work well for cracks less than 1/8", Vulkem for bigger ones. Good luck- tim
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