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Old 09-03-2017, 06:50 PM   #1
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Water leaks

I can't seem to find where water is coming in. I seem to have water leaking at the driver seat and passenger seat. Any suggestions. Where should I start and what seems do I need to re-caulk and what type of caulk
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I can't seem to find where water is coming in. I seem to have water leaking at the driver seat and passenger seat. Any suggestions. Where should I start and what seems do I need to re-caulk and what type of caulk
I would guess through the windows. Peter or Brad would be able to confirm this, but sounds likely if on both sides. I did have a leak from either spotlight or TV aerial, but smoothered those with caulk and no problems since. I think cockpit windows are more likely culprit.
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What's the best way to seal the windows. Where is it coming in?
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If its leaking from the ceiling onto your seats then I would check your clearance lights and spot light for proper sealing. If there is any question, remove the old sealant and start fresh.
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What's the best way to seal the windows. Where is it coming in?
If you find that it is the windows, the most likely culprit is the rubber/metal channel that the windows ride in. There are several threads here on replacing that channel, including this: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ment-9584.html They include the step of cutting holes in the bottom of the channel adjacent to the weep holes on the outside of the frame. This lets water that collects in the channels drain out instead of collecting and running over into the coach. Even if this step has been followed, the holes that have been cut can collect enough gunk over the years to keep from draining. If you just want it to quit leaking until the rain stops, you might try reopening the holes that you can get to with the window in place.
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