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Old 10-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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First Winter Rain

First rain of this winter on my '71 sovereign, no leaks! This weather is rare and precious here, so I was awaiting it for the leakage test.




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Old 10-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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When it rains it pours...

I'm quite sure this is the only reason my airstream doesnt leak in the winter..
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First rain of this winter on my '71 sovereign, no leaks! This weather is rare and precious here, so I was awaiting it for the leakage test.

You may leaks that you cannot see.

Check the sewer vent pipe cover "gaskets".

They only last 2 to 3 years.

When they leak, typically water goes thru the walls.

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Ok, during a rainstorm, we will be sittin there....watchin TV...listening to the weather etc. And then there will be this little 'drip!-splat'...and and we will look up and in the middle of the sliding cover to the vista view (inside) there is the leak. So, I reach up and slide the shield down closed and this stops the trouble. But I know the leak is not fixed. So I am going up on the roof next time it is dry and will use some clear silicon called LEXEL and will go around the seams in the upper area around the vista view. ...it would have to be a seam right Andy?
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Please don't use silicone.
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I actually have a leak as well in the exact same place! On my vista view window, on the right if looking towards to rear.

It is a steady, 10-12 drips every 2 mins. Does not fill up the pot under it but I am worried it might be seeping into other areas.

Of course I will fix after the rain but where should I go at it from? Inside or outside, or both?

If not silicon, then some kind of strong cauking?

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If you go into the exterior repair forums, you'll find this thread which discusses the pros and cons of the various types of caulking. Well worth the time to read. Silicon is avoided because it is so hard to remove and clean from the aluminum down the road when you will have to do this. Sealants aren't permanent and need to be maintained. Much easier with non-silicone sealants described in this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...more-7626.html
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