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Old 07-20-2015, 05:04 PM   #29
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I went back to the AS in storage after work and took these photos of the rear window corner. Looks like I need to apply another bead of Parbond on these joints.

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Old 11-15-2015, 09:39 AM   #30
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In preparation of resealing the top rear window I was able to remove the rear awning. Zip Dee has manuals that show the process of loosening the tension on the awning then you just unbolt the awning arms and remove two screws from the awning rail then slide out the awning.

The caulking on top of the awing rail looks a lot better than the choking on the top of the window. I'll probably start with the window first.

When up on the ladder to check the seams where the roof and the rear end caps are attached I noticed one rivet on the street side that looked fishy. See the last photo. There seems to be a hole next to the rivet. Too bad its not on the same side as my window leak. I'll have to fill it in.

Unfortunately, its too cold and windy today to start the reseal project. I need a weekend of 60F days.

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Old 11-15-2015, 09:45 AM   #31
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The caulking on top of the awing rail looks a lot better than the choking on the top of the window.
The solar guard hinge at the top of the front middle window was the source of a persistent window leak on my '07. That awning rail is in a similar position, so check it carefully.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:53 AM   #32
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I would like to remove the clear vinyl tape between the window and the awning rail, clean everything up, reseal then apply a new tape. I can't see this vinyl tape in the Zip Dee parts list so I've sent them an email.

If I can't get this thick clear vinyl tape can anyone recommend a source?

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Old 11-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #33
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Kelvin,
Yes those rivets are not suspicious, but definites. I have confirmed several of those in various windows as leakers. Don't be concerned with the water showing up elsewhere. It runs and travels horizontally in most unpredictable ways. There's logic to it, but you can't see the logic because of hidden structures, insulation, etc inside the walls. You have definitely found culprit (s). Maybe not all, but it is certainly a good definitive start.
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You could buy an automotive clear "bra" and cut it to your dimensions
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Got the trailer home today getting ready for a trip and a heavy thunderstorm rolled through. So far all the work previous in this thread hasn't fixed the issue. Not only is the original leak still there running down the rear window screen on the curb side but there is a leak running down the rear window on the street side too. I'll be getting all the roof vents resealed at the end of August so hopefully the leak will get fixed. It takes some time for the leaks to show up on the rear window so maybe its the Fantastic fan the skylight.

Can't reproduce it when I wash the trailer, needs a steady stream of water for 1/2 an hours.

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Update on the rear window leak. Still not fixed.

As part of the renovation I had recently had done was to resolve the rear window leak. A&P worked on it, replaced the window gasket, left it in the rain and sprayed it down and was confident it was fixed. However, not the case after leaving it in a rain storm at my house. The leak seems to have shifted to the street side of the rear window, water drips from the interior frame onto the top of the bug screen then runs down in a couple of slow streams one above the street side latch and an inch from the vertical bug screen frame.

I had the trailer back at A&P this weekend to get a new Dometic 15k unit installed. They checked the clearance lights above the leak area and discovered the mounting screws on the clearance light were rusty. He sealed the holes, put a dab of sealant on the lens mounting screw and ran a thin bead of sealant around the base of the lens. He did this for all the rear clearance lights. Then he drilled out the awning rail rivels one by one, sealed the hole and put on a wider head rivet with sealant in each of the five mounts.

On the way home at a campground it rained heavily in the early morning and the rear window still leaked on the street side of the bug screen.

Its back at the shop for more investigation. So frustrating.

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