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Old 11-12-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Condensation Coming Through Vista View

I have removel the inter panel of glass out of may vista view windows. Now I have condenastion is coming into the camper. I thinking soon that I may have a mold problem coming from all the moister(which is a good bit). Does anyone know how I can stop the condensation from coming thought or slow it down some.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Norm...when you removed the inner panel of glass...did you install a gasket between the outer window and inner frame? If not, I'm wondering if that may be the problem. Seems I have read a number of posts where others removed the inner window but used a gasket. None of those posts indicated condensation. Just thinking out loud.

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We have the sealed type of VV windows that you have to break (no clamp to remove the panes). Did you have the same? Not sure on the 76's. If so...

The original window seal in our 1979 VV windows wrapped around the outside of both panes and came out between the window pane and frame on the outside and inside. If you cut one side of the seal off to remove the window pane or (as Bob stateed above) if you left the gap where the other pane was, this seal is not seated tight and will leak. You should cut out this old seal entirely and put a large bead of sealer (Vulkem is what we used) between the remaining pane and outside frame and push them together, then put a rubber seal of some sort, taking up all of the remaining space and fairly tight in the gap left to hold the window pane to the outside.
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I have removed the old seal and filled it with Vulkem, About 3.5 tubes to do all the VV windows. I am 100% on the condensation part. Here in Charleston SC the morning dow is thick and that is the only time it happens. It and rain all day long with no leaks. However in the morning the windows(all of and only the VV) are beaded with water.
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wow, not sure on that. We are in Virginia, about the same amount of humidity and haven't had that happen (only had ours since March though). Are you running the AC or Heater hard during those times? May be like a car window with differing temps inside to out is causing it?
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I have removel the inter panel of glass out of may vista view windows. Now I have condenastion is coming into the camper. I thinking soon that I may have a mold problem coming from all the moister(which is a good bit). Does anyone know how I can stop the condensation from coming thought or slow it down some.
Condensation is not coming through anything, it is forming on the glass because the air inside your trailer is in contact with the cold window and lowers the temperature of the air to below the dew point.

One way to help prevent this would be to leave a vent open. This would prevent the humidity from building up in the trailer.
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MMMM, OK, I will have to try that.
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