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Old 11-11-2014, 08:48 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 model 25" Safari...I've resealed the top of the rear window gasket twice with Sikaflex 221...it looks to be sealed but when I put a water hose to it (just above the rubber window gasket) it's still leaking. I'm at the point now of taking out the rear widow and resealing it.

My question is what kind of sealant should I put behind the rubber window gasket on a 2000 Safari ?

Could I use butyl tape ?
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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Check this link and see if this stuff might work for you (Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure):

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...apt-37152.html
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Are you talking about the D-seal that the glass touches when the glass window is closed?
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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I have a 2000 model 25" Safari...I've resealed the top of the rear window gasket twice with Sikaflex 221...it looks to be sealed but when I put a water hose to it (just above the rubber window gasket) it's still leaking. I'm at the point now of taking out the rear widow and resealing it.

My question is what kind of sealant should I put behind the rubber window gasket on a 2000 Safari ?

Could I use butyl tape ?
Could be that the clearances lights are the real issue.

The top of the window gasket, unless it's cracked, should seal OK.

However, if it's the original double flare gasket, you might do better by changing it out to the hollow "D" gasket.

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Old 11-12-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
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Are you talking about the D-seal that the glass touches when the glass window is closed?
No.

Andy I resealed the clearance lights even though they showed no water under them when I took them off.

The water appears to be coming in between the Aluminum skin and the top of the rubber window gasket.

I can put the water just above the rubber window gasket and it doesn't take long before it's dripping at the top of the window between the inner skin and the trim piece that holds the window in. (I'll try and get some pics).
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:55 AM   #6
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My 76 31 AS also does the same thing and lights are sealed also stove vent fan leaks once in awhile also well sealed.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:12 AM   #7
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Mine is leaking bad enough that I have to catch it with a cup. I've been told by Airstream that I have "Creation Windows" and the company went out of business in 2008.


I put this piece of blue tape to show where the water is dripping in (at the bottom of the white trim piece).
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is there a screw on the outside of this window frame? It looks like there is in the first picture and if so, that Might be where the water is entering.
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There are no screws in the rubber gasket.
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Here's another picture of the rear window and gasket.
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No.

Andy I resealed the clearance lights even though they showed no water under them when I took them off.

The water appears to be coming in between the Aluminum skin and the top of the rubber window gasket.

I can put the water just above the rubber window gasket and it doesn't take long before it's dripping at the top of the window between the inner skin and the trim piece that holds the window in. (I'll try and get some pics).
Rarely, will the window gasket leak on a newer trailer.

Easy test as follows.

Take the inside screen out.

Have someone do the water.

You look at the inside top of the window for the water entry.

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Old 11-13-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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I hung the water hose over the roof with the end of the hose about where the A in Airstream is....in just a few minutes water is dripping in where I have the blue tape in the second picture. The caulking I've did (several times) at the top edge of the gasket isn't stopping the water.

At this point I'm ready to pull the window and reseal...what should I use ?

Will butyl tape work behind the rubber gasket ?
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Will butyl tape work behind the rubber gasket ?
Not if the gasket was properly installed.

Best I can try and help you with is remove the screen, and see whats happening on the inside of the window.

It the leak the gasket or perhaps the hinge?

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I think I found my answer.

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