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Old 02-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Wet carpet under windows

We're in Oklahoma where it's been raining for several days. We just noticed a damp band of carpet about 3 ft long and 2-3 inches deep that is directly under a window. This and all other windows have been closed and there is no sign of water or dampness on the wall below or around the window. The seal is dry as well. Where else could water have come in? How can we find the spot(s) where it's coming in? Could it be simply condensation? Every day for the past several the windows have been foggy/wet, Is this a lost cause? THank you!

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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Are the weep holes in the windows stopped up? If not, check above he windows for the culprit keeping in mind that water can hit a joist and travel to another location not near the problem area.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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Is the window in a slide? Sometimes the seams on the edges of the slide can leak if they are not sealed and resealed regularly.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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I've had a problem with one of the windows on my slide fill with water from the rain running off of the slide topper. The topper fills with water and when it finally gets full enough it then dumps it down the side of the slide, which then in turn runs down the window where it has seeped into the bottom channel of the window through the weep holes filling the bottom channel up with water. My recliner sits next to this window and I caught it before it ran down the wall. I think I've got to design some type of gutter to go over the window. This has only happened when it really pours cats and dogs.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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When we had our Cougar, we had the same issue. It was noticed in the spring when the snow was melting of the roof and (well at least here) our springs tend to be a bit wet, shall we say. Anyhow this was indeed on the side with our slideout and windows, but the slide seals and interior bases of the slide was dry. However, the window tracks were soaking wet and so was the carpet down below the window. We checked the weep holes on the outside a bit of blockage, dried out the window tracks, then checked them again in a couple days......only to find them soaking wet again. Turned out from the location where we parked the unit in our yard for the winter, it had a slight uphill slope on the one side. The side we had trouble with was uphill facing (just slightly). So we pulled the unit out from there (tore up the yard something fierce, but whatever, it will grow back), and ensured it was on perfectly level ground, dried the window tracks and the carpet, the rest of the spring was quite wet as well, and we had no further issue. In our case it was that slight up slope on the one side.
It could be you have something similar going on.
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