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Old 12-31-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Rainwater Leak

2001 40' Dutch Star driver's sliding window leaks in the sill area. Plastic channel on sill is missing, except for small piece, but I don't see how that can stop the rain from coming in. It should be a simple fix, but the solution escapes me. I'll appreciate any reasonable advice, including estimated cost to repair at the shop. Thanx

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No need to take it to a shop, removing and replacing the window is pretty much straight forward. Get butyl tape, I used eternabond, but that is very hard to work with and to cleanup afterwards, I will not do it again. After removing the window, scrape off the old butyl tape and put new tape around the window opening. Replace the window and replace all the screws. Carefully remove all the excess butyl take and apply a bead of sealer around the outside.

Here is a You Tube video that will help guide you in the project.

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Old 12-31-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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On our 2002 DSDP Newmar only used a sealant around the top and a little way down the sides on each window. No leaks so far either.
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Here is some info on windows & parts.
More on windows.
These links found in QT's # 3.
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #5
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Is the water leaking into the sill or into the coach under the sill?
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:33 PM   #6
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Water is leaking into the sill. It seems to be coming in via the lower part of the window. Duct taping the lower frame against the window pretty much stopped the leak. The window is a slider. I doubt that total removal is necessary. Thank all for their inputs. (Now all I have to do is figure out how to put this message where it will do the most good. Also wish I referenced RandalVV in this text.) Will look at the suggestions of 007 next.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:50 PM   #7
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It sounds like you may just need new weatherstrip. If you open the vent all the way, you should be able to lift it straight up and swing the bottom out to remove it. I am guessing that the small piece of plastc channel may actually be a vent stop. They often put these in so you cannot pinch your fingers between the vent and frame. It is not uncommon to get some water into the sill during a heavy rain. They put little weep holes in the outter leg to drain it.

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