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Old 06-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Help with window seals

Being a "newbe", bear with me. I own a 1978 Tioga Arrow (bought it new!)with a window over one of the bunks that has a leak when it rains. The rubber seals have shrunk with age. Is this something I should even attempt to repair myself, or should I take it to the dealer? (All I can see is $$$ signs!) Are replacement window seals readily available?

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Old 06-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the seals on the outsides of the window? Those don't actually keep out water. They help hold the window to the metal frame, which is where the seal is.
I would be concerned that the leak is farther up on the front seam and just coming out around the window.

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Old 06-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Jesilvas--That shows you how much I know about RV maintenance. I was convinced that the rubber was the seal. Also, I'm now thinking this problem is beyone my ken!
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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It's not hard, just need to learn some and have the right tools.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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I share your problem, I have the same issue. The seal on mine actually came loose on one lower corner and the glass seemed to be leaking also at the top. I fixed the top and cleaned the lower corner area very good and reapplied it with RVT silicon, it leaked the very next rain. I am out of town and 3 RV dealer techs referred me to a glass company that says they no longer do them because of high failure rates after they rebuilt them. All said the problem is caused by failure of a double sided tape that is used to hold the glass in. I am waiting on a dry day to have another glass dealer rebuild it, they have experience with them and don't understand the failures. I wish I could say I feel comfortable having it rebuilt, all the dealer techs say replace the complete window unit($$$$). I am tired of the plastic, duct tape and being nervous every time it rains, we did survive a tropical storm with out it leaking but another one leaked a little.
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