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Old 08-04-2021, 01:28 PM   #1
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Driver's Side Window Leak

The driverís side window is leaking. I canít find the source but I think it has something to do with the outside ĺĒ wide (+/-) rubber gasket that between the window and the window frame.

What bothers me though is the water collects in the window track, overflows into the screen track, then overflows down the interior wall. Iíve never seen this before. There are weep holes, but they are not working. I loosened the screws at the bottom of the inside part of the window and water started to drain. I went outside and lightly pulled on the bottom part of the window to create a greater gap and the water gushed out.

What I noticed when pulling on the window, is there appears to be a rubber gasket around the widow that seals the window to the exterior fiber glass. Looking at the gasket from underneath, I donít see and openings for the water to drain.

I tried to clean the weep holes, but to no avail. The holes are tight and flat and I canít find something that I can stick down the holes push out any debris. It also appears that the horizontal weep hole openings change direction to vertical. I tried several different things like wire and zip tie, but nothing will push through down to the exterior opening. They seem to stop on the horizontal and not bend to vertical.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 08-04-2021, 01:38 PM   #2
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You can reseal your own windows using Seal-Tite from Dicor. - Mine did what yours were doing and this was the reason. Water gets behind and overwhelms the weep holes. Someone did a good video of the process to reseal a window using this product (link below). I believe in the video they used a different type of top sealant but its the same process.

Video:

The kit is currently out of stock: https://dicorproducts.com/product/se...-foamcore-kit/
The kit is basically this plus cap sealant: https://dicorproducts.com/product/se...foamcore-roll/

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Old 08-04-2021, 01:42 PM   #3
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Driver's Side Window Leak

Is your drivers window a power window? If so these typically have a drain pan at bottom to catch the water leaking through. On our older model I had to replace this pan as it was thin plastic and had cracked.

Edit: I see a screen is mentioned so probably not a power window.
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There are vinyl/rubber stick on 1/2" wide gutters I have over my windows all around the RV just to prevent that. Amazon and eBay carry it. Comes in white and black. Here's one window where it's almost fully installed:



Installing that will give you time before having to work on the window frame. Then, you should remove the window and check and reseal it ALONG with checking the roof! Water seeks it's own level and will follow framing from way off ending up leaking into a wall or something then spouting out at the window frame. Be very careful to check all the caulking on the roof for cracks and cover all seams, front and back and along the roof edges with Eternabond tape. Stuff works great and lasts forever...unlike caulking.
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Is your drivers window a power window? If so these typically have a drain pan at bottom to catch the water leaking through. On our older model I had to replace this pan as it was thin plastic and had cracked.

Edit: I see a screen is mentioned so probably not a power window.
Not it's not a power window. It is one of those frameless "look" windows. I think tomorrow if it's not raining I'll take some pictures.
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Not it's not a power window. It is one of those frameless "look" windows. I think tomorrow if it's not raining I'll go the rv lot take some pictures.
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Sorry I never got back with pictures. My wife had an emergency medical situation so I never got around to it. I'm not going to mess with it anymore. I already have an appointment with the dealer 10/4 already and they allowed me to add this item to it.

In the interim, I duct taped the the interior outside gasket on the non-moveable window. No more leaks.
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Check out this thread. There is some similarity along with possible solutions. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/air...ll-544888.html

You may not see water now because you have drained it all out. Since there were no pictures I would guess the water is leaking from the roof area. Not likely the window seal unless the caulking was bad or now that you have loosened the window frame screws then you are most likely going to get water intrusion.
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I tried to clean the weep holes, but to no avail. The holes are tight and flat and I canít find something that I can stick down the holes push out any debris. It also appears that the horizontal weep hole openings change direction to vertical. I tried several different things like wire and zip tie, but nothing will push through down to the exterior opening. They seem to stop on the horizontal and not bend to vertical.

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Camped in a tropical storm last year and there was water coming in and soaking the carpet. During a break in the weather, I went outside and noticed those holes. I picked up a pine needle and poked it in the holes and moved it around. Water started gushing out, which solved the immediate issue. I also noticed that the rubber gasket on the window did not meet up to the frame post, there was a half inch gap. I then rubbed my fingers , starting at near the top of the window, downward to the gap. This closed the gap. I later applied adhesive to the end of the gasket and pushed it against the frame. No more leak inside.
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