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Old 07-08-2021, 09:59 AM   #1
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Front wrap windows

Iím looking for some advice in finding or understanding some small water leaks in my front wrap windows.
I have a 2004 Classic that I purchased last summer, I had noticed water leaks around these windows while out camping. I scraped off all of the old caulking on the outside and resealed with Sikaflex. I did not have a chance to use the trailer after that and it was stored in a shelter for the winter.
A few weeks ago during a down pour I noticed some water seeping in what appeared to be between the glass and acrylic sealant that holds it to the aluminum frame. I picked up some automotive acrylic and sealed between the glass and frame outside.
Although this leak is getting less and less I still have what appears to be water seeping between the glass and acrylic. Am I missing something?
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:17 AM   #2
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Front clearance lights can be a source of leaks that may appear around the curved windows. It's worth checking and resealing these lights. I'd plan on doing all of them given the age of your trailer.
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Old 07-08-2021, 11:54 AM   #3
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Fortunately my trailer doesn’t have upper clearance lights.
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:59 AM   #4
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Are you saying your 31' Classic doesn't have a running light on each front corner of the trailer. Most did and the lights can sometimes be a source of leaks.
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:07 AM   #5
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Could the water be from high humidity inside of your Classic? We've seen moisture on the inside of our windows in our Globetrotter.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:15 PM   #6
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Are you saying your 31' Classic doesn't have a running light on each front corner of the trailer. Most did and the lights can sometimes be a source of leaks.
I do, but those lights are lower than the windows, so that canít be the leak source.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:16 PM   #7
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Could the water be from high humidity inside of your Classic? We've seen moisture on the inside of our windows in our Globetrotter.
No it only happens when it rains.
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Old 07-16-2021, 02:30 PM   #8
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Leaking Windows

We just took a long trip and also had water coming in around the windows. It was mainly only in a driving rainstorm and the leaking was not a lot. It did get the mattress a little wet on the edges. No water on the bed board or below. We were able to control it on the road with some aluminum and Gorilla tape and a barrier made from a painting dropcloth. I was wondering if anyone has had the Airstream dealer remove, reseal, and re-install their windows? This seems like a lot of work but thought I would ask maybe we can just re-caulk them? Open for any ideas and advice.



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Old 07-16-2021, 04:09 PM   #9
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Our TV antenna rubber gasket was lifted off the roof where the antenna cable enters the roof and I think that was a source of a leak earlier this year. I filled the hole with extra sealant and reapplied the gasket. Next rain I donít notice a leak.
I am assuming you have an antenna like that so it itís just a guess.

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Old 07-17-2021, 05:36 AM   #10
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We just took a long trip and also had water coming in around the windows. It was mainly only in a driving rainstorm and the leaking was not a lot. It did get the mattress a little wet on the edges. No water on the bed board or below. We were able to control it on the road with some aluminum and Gorilla tape and a barrier made from a painting dropcloth. I was wondering if anyone has had the Airstream dealer remove, reseal, and re-install their windows? This seems like a lot of work but thought I would ask maybe we can just re-caulk them? Open for any ideas and advice.



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I had thought the same as any automotive glass place could easily remove the glass and reinstall it with fresh acrylic.
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Old 07-17-2021, 05:38 AM   #11
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Our TV antenna rubber gasket was lifted off the roof where the antenna cable enters the roof and I think that was a source of a leak earlier this year. I filled the hole with extra sealant and reapplied the gasket. Next rain I donít notice a leak.
I am assuming you have an antenna like that so it itís just a guess.

Steve
I do Steve, and I will check that however Iím convinced the issue is close to the window area.
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