Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-25-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
San Luis Obispo , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 30
Images: 3
The first big rains.

My trailer, before i took up residence and ownership, was lucky enough to stay under cover most of the year.....which means now that it isnt and the rains have started, I get a new initiation into vintage AS ownership....leaks!

Two so far, one that drips from the top middle of the streetside vista window, and one on the front that seeps in and is collecting on the plywood...but only in one spot, not the entire length of the plywood.

I think ive found the infiltration points, and one of these dry days before the next rain Ill get around to sealing them...but if anyone has had leaks in the same places, I'd love to know where your inflitration point on the exterior was, just to compare.
__________________

__________________
joelreh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
x
 
XXXX , XXXX
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,601
Vista views almost always leak between glass and frame. The front leak can be the airstream letters, clearance lights or if you have astone guard over the front window the hinge that is attached to the trailer is only pop riveted on. Over time with the wind catching the guard when raised pulls these rivets loose. On the front window itself the upper corners of the wing windows may leak between the glass and the frame and again if you have the stone guard the support arms are pop riveted on and will leak.
__________________

__________________
wasagachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by joelreh View Post
My trailer, before i took up residence and ownership, was lucky enough to stay under cover most of the year.....which means now that it isnt and the rains have started, I get a new initiation into vintage AS ownership....leaks!

Two so far, one that drips from the top middle of the streetside vista window, and one on the front that seeps in and is collecting on the plywood...but only in one spot, not the entire length of the plywood.

I think ive found the infiltration points, and one of these dry days before the next rain Ill get around to sealing them...but if anyone has had leaks in the same places, I'd love to know where your inflitration point on the exterior was, just to compare.
Check the window and entrance door gaskets for cracks and old age, especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets, that only last 2 to 3 years.

The Vista view and stack windows can easily be sealed with Vulkem sealer.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How big is too big? Newbie Ponderings... mattlyon Our Community 22 08-15-2010 09:32 PM
Kitchen hood vent leaks when it rains rogerdodger Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 0 05-26-2010 11:35 AM
Kitchen hood vent leaks when it rains rogerdodger Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 0 05-20-2010 09:38 AM
Big storm = Big dent TennisMan 2007 Safari SE 10 07-17-2007 10:20 AM
1982 280 Leaks when it Rains k_rasmussen Classic Motorhomes 10 11-24-2006 08:04 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.