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Old 01-02-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hi all well just came back home from xmas/new year trip with DW at Normandy Farms they really know how to throw a new years party there with all the food and fun. Heres my trouble while we were there my wind shield on the drivers side top started to leak in a very heavy rain. At fist I thought that it was just that the rain was so hard and I just happened to be perked in the right direction for the rain. But as we were there for new years we had a snow storm and when the snow started to melt the leak came back.

My question is this has anyone else had the problem and if so how did you fix it. I have a 2000 winnebago adventurer 35U on the ford F53.

Thanks for the help and merry Xmas and happy new year from us to you

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Hi all well just came back home from xmas/new year trip with DW at Normandy Farms they really know how to throw a new years party there with all the food and fun. Heres my trouble while we were there my wind shield on the drivers side top started to leak in a very heavy rain. At fist I thought that it was just that the rain was so hard and I just happened to be perked in the right direction for the rain. But as we were there for new years we had a snow storm and when the snow started to melt the leak came back.

My question is this has anyone else had the problem and if so how did you fix it. I have a 2000 winnebago adventurer 35U on the ford F53.

Thanks for the help and merry Xmas and happy new year from us to you

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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I had something similar before what I thought was a leak but turned out to be massive condensation from the heater. It happened in my 2004 Discovery and for whatever reason, it seemed to happen while it was raining as well. I turned to the forums and books and found out that having run the heater on the inside without good fantastic venting could cause this problem. Sure enough, opened the vents, got a good cross breeze (although cold) and the problem disappeared. If it is a leaky windshield, you can lift up the rubber gasket outside, get a tube of silicone, and silicone between the windshield and rubber gasket. Short of that, you can call a windshield repair guy to have him reset and reseal the windshield which could be a couple hundred bucks.
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Mark, although I guess anything is possible, it seems like it would be unlikely that the windshield seal itselfm could leak, given that it is bedded to the windshield frame in a thick rubbery bedding. When I bought my rig (it was a pre-owned unit), the carpet under the driver's left foot would be wet after a heavy rain. I was looking for a leaky windshield seal too, but found out that the outside marker light on the driver side allowed water in behind the cap, and it ran down the windshield pillar and dripped onto the carpet.

I removed and sealed all the marker lights and have had no further problems for 2 years. Also, when I was at factory a year ago for other work, I had them pressure test the rig to check for leaks, and all they found was a minor leak on the upper radius of the window on the driver's side, which they fixed N/C.

I'm wondering if you might have a similar problem. If it really is the windshield, the watertight seal is between the glass and the frame; not the outer rubber gasket. That is just decorative, to give the windshield a "finished" look, not provide a water-tight seal.
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