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Old 05-26-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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Window leak?...or condensation

So...i havent been to my trailer for a week now. Throughout this week it has rained..been sunny and 90 degrees plus humid...then down to darn near freezing temperatures. I noticed tonight water pooled in the window frame in my slideout.

I have seen this before when we spent a weekend there and chaulked it up to condensation.

Is it possible to have this much condensation built up even when nobody is in the trailer?
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With those vast temperature changes it is possible to have that much condensation on the windows. If it gets hot during the day the inside of trailer will heat up and when the temperature drops at night it will cause alot of condensation on the windows especially if the inside is still warm from the day.
I would suggest leaving a roof vent open if you have a cover which would allow the warm air to escape quicker as the outside temperature drops.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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With those vast temperature changes it is possible to have that much condensation on the windows. If it gets hot during the day the inside of trailer will heat up and when the temperature drops at night it will cause alot of condensation on the windows especially if the inside is still warm from the day.
I would suggest leaving a roof vent open if you have a cover which would allow the warm air to escape quicker as the outside temperature drops.
Hose tested tonight. Leak. Rubber seal across the middle of the window is an inch too short lol keystone penny pinching on the seals haha filled with clear silicone. Camp / drink on lol
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You mean all my scientific crap didn't pan out lol...glad you fixed the problem
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Hose tested tonight. Leak. Rubber seal across the middle of the window is an inch too short lol keystone penny pinching on the seals haha filled with clear silicone. Camp / drink on lol
Geez sorry to hear this. I'm beginning to think RV'S are designed and built by retarded monkeys some days. SMH!! Was the gap at the top or the bottom. Because if it was at the top, yes, it's a retarded monkey. All seals should be joined at the bottom.
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Geez sorry to hear this. I'm beginning to think RV'S are designed and built by retarded monkeys some days. SMH!! Was the gap at the top or the bottom. Because if it was at the top, yes, it's a retarded monkey. All seals should be joined at the bottom.
Haha my windows have a seal across the middle as well because when you open it only the bottom half opens upward. It was the middle seal.
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Geez sorry to hear this. I'm beginning to think RV'S are designed and built by retarded monkeys some days. SMH!! Was the gap at the top or the bottom. Because if it was at the top, yes, it's a retarded monkey. All seals should be joined at the bottom.
well the caulking was a failure, namely because it was cheap caulking that I had in my toolbox. I picked up some proper quality black silicone that I plan to use later this week.

Just so you can get an idea of the issue, the rubber strip is an inch too short on the left side allowing driving rain to run right on it. It is hard to detect and can easily be confused for condensation because the water that leaks in goes right into the frame and out the weep holes at the bottom. the problem is, it also comes inwards through the weep holes filling the window frame. The weep holes cannot do their job in the rain to run condensation out because they are too busy contending with the leaking water.



Does anyone have experience with this or a better method to fix rather than using silicone? I have already called all local RV dealers and they don't seem to carry the rubber seal :(
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