Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
New Member
 
Silver Palace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4
Leaking curved front window

I have a 2008 20 ft. Bambi Safari with the great curved front windows.
Recently, we drove in a driving rain and discovered that the front curved window leaked.

I will probably take it to a dealer. However, has anyone had any experience
with this problem? Is the solution to completely remove the window and
reinstall?

Silver Palace.
__________________

__________________
Silver Palace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1974 Argosy 20
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Kooskia , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,591
It is not uncommon for the window to leak, especially with a 6 year old trailer which has not been re sealed. The dealer will probably simply re seal the window from the outside. It would be rare that it could not be fixed that way. Removal to re seal would be pretty drastic, as there are 90 rivets that would have to be replaced.

Also, the leak may not even be in the window, just where it shows the water. Anything from above, including marker lights, vents, and the like could be leaking and the water running down the skin and showing up at the window.

Have the dealer do a complete re seal of the shell, as there may be more that needs attention.
__________________

__________________
idroba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,099
Images: 21
On my '07 20' Safari the leak was showing on the window but was actually the hinge for the solar protector on the middle window. It was a chronic problem, but easily seen and remedied.
__________________
2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin
2012 Dodge Durango Hemi/AWD
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,932
Images: 2
I thought it was my window leaking... turned out the upper clearance lights have a hole for the wires and other casting holes... sealed it.. no more leaks...
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 10:45 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,405
Images: 5
My curved windows have periodically leaked. For the first few repairs I dug out as much old sealer as I could from the outside with a razor knife (perhaps 1/16" deep) and skinned over with new sealer. this lasted about a year. These windows are just "glued in with Vulkem (or the like). They have no inner frame. Normal flexing will not allow the seal to to be durable. THEN this year I had the bright idea to use Captain Tolley's in the existing void between the glass and the old sealer....so far so good. You can actually see the voids between the glass and the exterior frame/sealer from the inside as a color variation as the light plays through the glass. It appears best with an LED lashlight and will mostly be in the lower inside corners of the window. Mine drank a substantial amount of Tolley's over a several application time frame.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
1998 30' Excella 1000
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 546
On mine, the leak source was an almost invisible gap in the mitered exterior aluminum frame. The solar protector top hinge was directing water right on to it. A little parbond, and I was good to go.
__________________
Siegmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,405
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siegmann View Post
On mine, the leak source was an almost invisible gap in the mitered exterior aluminum frame. The solar protector top hinge was directing water right on to it. A little parbond, and I was good to go.
Good call, I too had leaks in those corners. However AS did start welding those corners...but I can't recall if 2008 is welded or just sealed.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 10:26 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Florida 55's Avatar

 
2008 27' Safari FB SE
Pfafftown , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 821
Images: 38
Blog Entries: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
Good call, I too had leaks in those corners. However AS did start welding those corners...but I can't recall if 2008 is welded or just sealed.

My 2008 Safari 27FB is not welded in the corners. The corners were one of the leak locations that contributed to floor rot in our Airstream.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
Chuck
Airstream - 2008 Safari 27FB SE (Sweet Pea)
TV - 2011 Ford F250 Lariat, 6.7 Diesel, 4X4 (Brutus)
TAC FL-55 | WBCCI 3823 - Unit 12 | AIR 48265
Florida 55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'79 International Curved Front Window Replacement Fitzhugh Windows & Screens 1 04-24-2008 07:29 AM
Front curved glass window protectors Lovecraft Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 10 05-12-2006 02:57 PM
removing inner window on curved front windows remcolent Windows & Screens 1 04-12-2004 04:55 PM
SHATTERED FRONT RT CURVED WINDOW RREGESTER Windows & Screens 5 02-22-2003 09:25 PM
Broken front right curved window RREGESTER Windows & Screens 1 02-09-2003 10:05 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.