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Old 04-08-2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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Windshield caulking

I have a 2014 Itasca sunova that just started to leak on the passenger side. Looks like I can remove the rubber ( moulding) and recaulk along the top. Has anyone had to do this yet? Just wondering if I am going to have trouble getting the rubber off and back on. Appreciate all the input. Thanks
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If it like the rubber trim on my '02 Adventurer, just remove the rubber trim, clean and fill the gaps above and below the plastic trim snap strip with 3M windshield urethane and press the rubber trim in the next day. Do not hammer the trim in or use silicone! Leak is likely caused by the steel frame rusting below the original sealant. Poor design, many complaints on this over the years.

Another leaky windshield. And the DIY fix.
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Thanks for the input. Just went up on the roof to check the caulking and saw that the radio antenna sheathing had separated from the antenna. Put electrical tape around it until i can get a new one. Will see at the next rain if that was the problem. Thanks again
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I have a 2008 Adventurer and it has the one piece windshield. Has anyone ever heard if there are leaking problems with the one piece? It seems like all the talk is about 2 piece windshields.
Thanks for any input on this.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:49 PM   #5
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I have a one piece windshield that was leaking. The windshield had shifted in the opening and removing the caulking, shifting the window over and re-caulking fixed the leak.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:38 AM   #6
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I have a 2014 Itasca sunova that just started to leak on the passenger side. Looks like I can remove the rubber ( moulding) and recaulk along the top. Has anyone had to do this yet? Just wondering if I am going to have trouble getting the rubber off and back on. Appreciate all the input. Thanks
I don't know a very little about your specific brand, but it sounds like you may be putting a bandaid on a more serious problem. If I had your unit and planned on keeping it for the long haul then I would look at another option. First I would contact the manufacture (I am assuming they are still in business) and talk to tech support to see if they have developed a solution to what seems to be a systemic problem in your brand. If that fails then I would contact a RV glass company to see bout removing the glass so you can see what is going on the area that is leaking.

I had a leak on a one piece windshield on my motorhome. It was leaking in the right top corner. A one piece windshield is designed to float in the opening supported by a very heavy duty rubber molding. Clauking did not help. My problem was the fiberglass cap had been installed at the factory wrong. In order to resolve my leak I have to have the windshield removed and then a body shop had to restructure the fiber glass in the corner. Problem fixed. I could not go back to the manufacture because they were bankrupt.

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Recently I noticed a drip or two of water on the dash after the morning dew and remembered that my buddy had told me that the caulking around the upper part of the windshield looked bad. Just today I scraped all the caulking off the top and cleaned the area with acetone and then laid in a new bead of caulk along the top and around the side at the top.
My windshield is a 2 pc type and I can flex/move the windshield by pushing on it at the top. Seems my windshields have slid down a bit and needs to be pulled and reset. Maybe new moldings will help.
I just reached out for estimates to do this and hope it makes the windshield more solid. I'll let you know what the quotes look like - I'm sure they will have the "if I break the windshield it's not my fault" clause in the contract.
Hope they are more confident then that.
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