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Old 11-01-2015, 05:47 AM   #1
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How to Remove Rear Window Awning

I have a leak in my rear window. I see a drip forming on the inside part of the frame which then drips onto the bug screen and runs down close to the latch.

For me to remove and caulk the window frame and the awning rail I think its best to remove the rear awning.

Can I just remove the bolts from the awning arms, then remove the screws from the awning rail to slide the awning out?

Do I have to release the spring tension first?

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Old 11-01-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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If it doesn't have a lock, you need to unwind the spring.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:36 AM   #3
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It might be good to check the seals of the clearance light(s) above the leak.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #4
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I did pull one clearance light directly above where the drip. It was quite an effort and when I finally got it pulled away there was an intact gasket that covers the whole bottom of the light and a plastic grommet for the wires. No evidence of moisture in there. I put a new bead of Parbond around the edge.

I found a document on Zip Dee. You have to detach the awing arm and unwind the left end cap. Then remove the screws that secure the awning and slide it out. Then I'll be able to troubleshoot this issue better. Trailer is winterized and in covered storage. I'd rather do this job at home and may wait until Spring.

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I thought I had a seam leak on my 25'. But I found that water would drip and roll under the gutter at the top of the window. It would then roll off at the top of the glass and make its way inside the window. Replacing the 7 year old window gasket solved the leak.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:18 AM   #6
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I'll check the gasket there. I think I also need to remove the day/night shade off the rear window so can see better. I noticed the couple of screws used to mount the shade bracket on the inside are pushing up against the inside window frame.

I hope the rear awning bracket isn't the source. I see it is only riveted onto the outside shell.

I notice when it starts raining the leak doesn't show right away.

I may have to set up a garden hose to spray different spots. Sounds like a summer project to me.

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I was able to remove the rear window awning.

Remove the two screws that secure the awning to the awning rail.

Remove the bolt from the left arm at the roller assembly. You can't unwind the spring tension with the left awning support arm attached to the roller assembly.

Make sure you hold on to the left tube assembly and slowly unwind it. It took 15 turns to loosen the tension.

Unbolt the right support arm from the trailer bracket.

Now you can slide the awning out from the awning bracket slot.

Now the upper window frame is exposed for resealing.

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Kelvin, for the cast aluminum brackets all over the AS, I tape off for a very narrow bead of Parbond and press firmly into the joint. Has held up well for several years now. And use Captain Tolley ' s on the rivet itself.
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