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tphillips 03-14-2009 05:49 PM

Any idea where this leak originates?
 
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My one of my globetrotter windows has sprung a new leak (to go along with all the others). Most of the leaks I think come in around the hinges and I just need to add some caulk along the Vintage Trailer Supply directions. This one is different. It is manifesting itself just above the interior part of the window frame. The arrows in the photo point to the places where the water collects before dripping into the trailer. Any idea where this is coming from and how to remedy it?

azflycaster 03-14-2009 05:56 PM

What is above that window on the outside of the trailer? Running lights, sewer vent, awning rail, air conditioner and roof vents are all suspect. Water can run on the inside shell for several feet before it shows itself.

tphillips 03-14-2009 06:02 PM

There's nothing above it until you get to the seam that is about a foot or two from the midline of the roof--no lights or awnings.

azflycaster 03-14-2009 06:09 PM

You could try running a hose on the side of the trailer above the window and see if water shows up. After a while you could move the hose higher and higher until a leak appears.

modarch 03-14-2009 06:42 PM

I have the exact same leak on the exact same window on my '67 Caravel. It is just the design of the window hinge on the mid 60's trailers. I found this info on the forums. See post #6 here:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/66-68-curved-side-window-question-38879.html

I haven't tried it yet but hopefully it will work...

bwaysteve 03-08-2010 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by tphillips (Post 676770)
My one of my globetrotter windows has sprung a new leak (to go along with all the others). Most of the leaks I think come in around the hinges and I just need to add some caulk along the Vintage Trailer Supply directions. This one is different. It is manifesting itself just above the interior part of the window frame. The arrows in the photo point to the places where the water collects before dripping into the trailer. Any idea where this is coming from and how to remedy it?

You have probably fixed this leak by now,but FYI for those who have not I had the same leak on my 65 Ambie.When I gutted the interior down to aluminum I traced it to an unfilled screw hole under the air conditioner.I put a little Parbond in the whole and it no longer leaks over the window.


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