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Old 03-25-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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Rear Emergency Window Leak?

I've been ripping out carpet in my 1999 Safari 23' only to discover what I guess is a window leak. The floor under the shower and bed is wet. I covered the window with plastic temporarily and turned on a heater. The window in question is the back emergency exit window.
Any suggestions as to fixing the leak would be appreciated. In the meantime, I'll consult the manual.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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There are multiple places which can cause your leak there. I suggest using the search function for rear water leaks. The least likely is the actual window seal itself.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:57 PM   #3
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Depending on the type of window, I know from experience that a window seal can leak. Our 2002 19' Bambi has non-Airstream Hehr windows which have the glass held in with a vinyl seal. Both the front and rear seals have leaked in the past. I used a butyl sealer for the rear one (happened to have the stuff in my workshop) and Permatex Silicone Windshield and Glass Sealer for the front. Neither window now leaks. When sealing, the vinyl needs to be pulled somewhat away from the glass and the sealant squeezed into that opening.

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Old 03-25-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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My bad, if OP has Hehr windows. I assumed he had the frame less windows. I had Hehrs in my old sob trailer and had to completely remove the front frame and all to cure a persistent leak.
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At a recent RV rally, Mac the Fire Guy STRONGLY urged attendees to try the escape windows on their rigs. I did so learning that my window was VERY difficult to open. With considerable effort, I was finally able to open said emergency exit. Once closed, on the next rainfall, the window LEAKED! 303 Protectant, liberally applied, seems to have softened up the flexible seal and "fixed" said leak. Some windows are made to break away when swung wide open. It IS a good idea to ensure that an emergency exit will work BEFORE you need it. When testing, open carefully, clean and then, treat the seal before buttoning it up. It would probably be prudent to check and service your emergency exits at least once a year.
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My window seal at the glass and metal was leaking over the inner lip onto the floor causing problem. Short of replacing the inner seal, I used Theroseal over the outer window over the molding, worked like a charm.
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Good idea to test ones emergency exit. Why didn't I think of that?
I'm getting someone to repair it and the other window's very small leak.

How does one find out if your trailer has air conditioner wiring? The former owners said it had one, but it's gone and a fantastic fan in it's place. I'd like to put one in, but not if the rv repair guy has to rewire it.
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My A/C has romex wiring going to it, like a house. 12volt has individual wires.
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