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Old 06-17-2019, 07:05 PM   #1
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Window drain holes

Hell all. I'm in the process of painting the window frames and doing new screens in our 76 Argosy. I never noticed that the window frames have small drain holes in them. Trouble is , they drain right into the walls!
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Do any of you other Vintage owners have holes like this in the window frames?
In practice, the window would have to be way open in the rain to get any real water in the frame.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hell all. I'm in the process of painting the window frames and doing new screens in our 76 Argosy. I never noticed that the window frames have small drain holes in them. Trouble is , they drain right into the walls!
Engineering excellence!
Do any of you other Vintage owners have holes like this in the window frames?
In practice, the window would have to be way open in the rain to get any real water in the frame.
Thanks, George
Those look "custom" to me. My '74 Overlander doesn't have holes there.

When camping in the Winter, you can get condensation collecting in the bottom of the window frame. Warm humid inside air tends to condense on the cold aluminum frame. But draining it into the wall is probably not a great plan.

I suggest installing some rivets through those holes. I'd install them "wet," i.e. with a dab of sealant on the shaft before you insert the rivet, and a little sealant on top if using pop rivets. It'll look decent, and it'll be reasonably watertight.
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Sounds like a good idea. Don't know about being custom,but I don't think they're needed. G
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