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Old 06-24-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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Condensation in rear camera lens

Hi Everyone: Brand new RV'er. Problem I am having is removing the condensation from my rear mirror. I tried using a hair dryer, and yes it completely removed the condensation, but only temporarily. The condensation came back about 1/2 hour after I cleared it. I have read some folks drill a hole in the bottom of camera lens and the condensation over time dissipates. This is not a favorite option. Could remove the six screws that hold the camera lens in place, but then would have to re-caulk. BTW what type of caulking would you recommend if I need to remove the lens. All rec's appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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I would think the camera lens is protected by a glass or plastic lens cover housing that may be leaking. My camera sits behind such a fixture. I wouldn't be drilling any holes to address a leak.
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I would think the camera lens is protected by a glass or plastic lens cover housing that may be leaking. My camera sits behind such a fixture. I wouldn't be drilling any holes to address a leak.

I agree. Take it apart, find the leak or crack. Then clean it, or replace the cover. Finally make a new gasket and/or use a bead of clear silicone to reseal.
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Thanks---BTW camping world recommended silicone to seal I believe the product was "8105" by chance ever heard of it? Thanks
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Any silicone sealer that dries clear will do the job.
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