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Old 09-24-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Wet wall

We sprung a leak just above the drivers window. The whole wall appears to be wet, to the point of being slightly spongy. Our faithful roving rv tech, said that this is one job he wouldn't undertake. Has any one else had to go to the manufacture to have this type of work done and if so, may I ask a ball park figure of cost? I figure that it has been quietly leaking for some time for the wall and possibly the floor to be damaged.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:20 PM   #2
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I guess you mean the driver's side window, not the driver's side windshield. A tech could do the work if it's the side window. Have the window pulled and caulk around the opening with butyl tape. The inside wall will have to be removed and any inside structure checked for damage or repair. Then a new 'skin' on the inside needs to be installed. Any controls or consoles will of course have to come off first. I don't think you need to go to Newmar for the work, many RV shops can do the work.


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Old 09-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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I had a similar leak last year but caught it quickly, tried caulking above the drivers window on the outside but it didn't help. Finally figured the water was coming in from some bad caulking on the roof behind the driver and finding its way to the top of the window. It appeared that the leak was coming in the window.

Suggest you re-caulk the roof seams as a possible source - at least it might help dry it out while your figure out what (if anything) needs to be replaced.

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Old 10-03-2015, 05:56 PM   #5
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Been busy, thanks for the picture. We are going to attack the roof seams next. Had to let it dry out on top, not that takes long in Tx.
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