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Old 05-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
RAH
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2013 30' Flying Cloud
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Window seam gap - can it cause rainwater leak?

In the fall I had a rainwater leak in the streetside bedroom floor. Trip to JC, Sealtech showed leaking areas seams on rear endcap, middle rail at rear, rear storage trunk, and awning arms on the streetside. All fixed at JC, and for a price I thought was very reasonable. Airstream has been in inside storage since then. During the Spring I decided I needed to get serious about exterior maintenance, especially seam sealing. Using Acryl-R I sealed several areas, including around both windows closest to last falls water leak.
So last week I retrieved the AS from storage and parked it next to the house. It rained quite a bit overnight, and the next morning I relished the opportunity to check the Airstream and see how dry it was inside. Well you know where this story is going. Inside there was a drip along the interior bedroom wall, from the window to the floor, in exactly the same spot as last fall.
I tried to put my best face on for this development no problems, just solutions but my patience was wearing thin. After all of the fixes, both by JC and me, what could be left allowing the rainwater leak???
Well, I went outside to carefully inspect the window that I had applied the Acryl-R to. In a corner, there was a slight gap maybe 3 or 4 mm. Actually there were 2 sections that had slight gaps, but the one on the right was exactly where the drip was on the inside of the AS. I dont know if the gap shows up in the photos attached.
So what do you think could such a small gap be the cause of my leak? Or should I keep looking?

I would really like to avoid putting the AS into a really big Ziplock bag! I am desperate to solve my leak problem! Any suggestions will help me, especially with all of the rain weve had this Spring.
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