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Old 01-11-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Atwood Window Drain Covers

Our motorhome windows have external drains at the bottom allowing the tracks to drain after rain or washing. Some of the drains at the driver and passenger windows have plastic covers directing the water aft. Not all of the drains are covered and I believe that is because the others have just broken off. None of the other windows have the covers at all. I investigated replacing them and found the covers are close to $3 each. To replace all of the covers would amount to substantial change and it does not seem to be hurting anything to not have them.

So the question: Does anyone know the purpose of these covers and whether it pays to replace them?
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Some have complained without the covers the slots whistle in the wind and also blowing rain could force water back in. So they started putting the covers on to prevent some of these issues. It wouldn't be too hard to make your own. You could make some out of black plastic, heat them to form a closure at the front and silicon them in place. I had to silicon the factory one's in place anyway, so they would pop out. This is probably why your missing ones are missing. The small little catches the put on them to hold them in place aren't very reliable.
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Their primary purpose is to stop the wind noise from the drain slots. Probably only need them on the front windows.
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I purchased some from Mega rv parts.com They were cheaper than 3 dollars each.
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Just checked price is one dollar per cover,sold in packages of 5
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Thanks folks

Spider, I will check that source. Much better than the shop I stopped at.
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Bill,

Thanks for bringing this topic up. I have had a whistling noise that has driven me crazy for five years now, from the window area next to the passenger seat. There is no weep hole cover on that window, so this just may be the fix that has eluded for so long. I'm going to order a weep hole cover and give it a shot!

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How old is your coach? I called Atwood about a window that had lost it's seal and I asked about the weep hole covers. They replaced the window and sent me 10 covers for each side, all free of charge. The girl there was really helpful.
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