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Old 07-28-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question Leaking windshield

Purchased 2012 Itasca Suncruiser Feb 2014 with 9400 miles, now 12000 miles. Fist heavy rain, puddles on dash from windshield leak. Not impressed at all. Finding many complaints from Winnebago owners with this problem. Has anyone fixed this by taking off outer rubber then sealing glass without removing windshield, (coastly option)? Open to suggestions.


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I've had good luck isolating windshield leaks on several cars and trucks by taping off sections of the windshield to frame area with 2" blue masking tape and then leak testing with a hose. Most leaks are at the lower corners which can then be sealed using a clear sealant. NOT a long term fix, but could get you thru a season or two. Good luck,


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Old 07-28-2014, 11:54 PM   #3
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Winnebagos have issues with windshield frame rusting. To do the repair correctly, and have it last, the rusted material must be removed. This will then give a solid/stable surface for the adhesive. That involves removal of the glass. Sorry for the news. Winny has dropped the ball in this area of coach construction.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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Had same problem on several of the coaches we have owned in the past. Before you go to the large expense of having the glass removed you might want to try this. Go to a hardware store and get a can of " through the roof" sealant. Not the tubes but the can. You just put it on with any old brush. I don't even remove all the old caulk or silicone. You will need this for any leaks you develop on your roof. Stuff goes on like thick paint. Dries clear and really does the job! Never seen or used anything like it. Another RVer on this site turned me onto it. My two cents. Good luck

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Old 07-29-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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I thought I had a leaking windshield on my Thor Hurricane. After having a windshield repairman look at it, he told me that it was not the windshield leaking. It turned out to be the yellow running lights above the windshield that were leaking. Reading these forums a lot, it looks like Winnebago has a problem with leaking windshields, but you might want to take a look at those lights. They are simple to reseal and the way they leak caused it to look exactly like a leaking windshield.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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We have a 2012 Itasca Suncruiser and was having the same problem. Found out our leak was not the windshield but also the yellow lights above the windshield that needed a better seal. It only happened occasionally when the rain was a blowing heavy rain from a certain direction. Winnebago repair had a hard time finding the leak. Said the tried to create the leak with a water hose and could not get it too leak. A visual inspection of the lights found the seal was not as good as it should be--that was fixed and so far so good!

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