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Old 06-01-2017, 06:13 AM   #1
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Quick Leak question

Is it possible based on the internal structure that the awning rail leak could show up at the front window? Could it be running along some of the framing and end up there? Any thoughts? Thanks.

I sealed the running lights, the rock guard and the front gutter. Still leaking above the window. I am at a loss.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:49 AM   #2
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There is no internal connecting structure between the awning rail and front window frame to provide a water path. The endcap segmented panels have no internal structure, they are self supportive.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:06 AM   #3
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Hi

Where on the window is the leak showing up? I can guess pretty close from your description, but it's only a guess.

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Old 06-01-2017, 08:18 AM   #4
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There is no internal connecting structure between the awning rail and front window frame to provide a water path. The endcap segmented panels have no internal structure, they are self supportive.
...but they can leak all by themselves, and the water will follow the seams, and pop out right around the front window area. I would suggest using par-bond on all of the seams in the end cap. On mine, there is this one small little "wave" in the edge of one of the panels...very slight, hardly noticeable up close, but it actually created a substantial gap where water could (and did) penetrate.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:23 AM   #5
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Could be from rivet lines from the end cap. I had a leak at my rear window that ran down the bug screen. I have an opening in the rear of the cabinets for the audio equipment and its dry as a bone above the window frame.

If you can reproduce the leak by mounting a hose sprayer on a ladder and pointing it to the window that will a big headstart to solving the issue. If the window doesn't leak then move the hose sprayer higher up.

I used duct tape to tape off suspected areas of leakage then tested again with the hose to confirm.

I was lucky I could reproduce the leak after 20 minutes of running water.

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Old 06-01-2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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It's not the window it's not the rock yard it's leaking above the window and I can put my finger above the molding and feel the water I resealed the running lights thinking that might be a problem I don't see any gaps in the lap seams.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:37 PM   #7
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There is no internal connecting structure between the awning rail and front window frame to provide a water path. The endcap segmented panels have no internal structure, they are self supportive.
True... but there is insulation in the wall that could be forming some sort of aqueduct...
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What about your AM/FM antenna? Television Antenna? Skylight? etc.
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