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Old 10-05-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Leak in front windshield

My husband and I are newbies and we just bought a 2001 Rexhall Vision. It has an obvious small leak on the front windshield which was confirmed by a mechanic and the rain. My husband pointed it out at time of purchase but decided to let it go. The rig is in excellent condition so we just thought it would be an easy fix. It has been a challenge to find a glass place to work on window. Trying to figure if window is glued in or if it is a gasket. Unable to locate in manual. Would appreciate any info.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Sorry I can't help with the windshield problem. Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 10-05-2017, 01:42 PM   #3
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Stinker, We have an Itasca Suncruiser with a split windshield that had a leak and we then had some road debris throw up and cracked the glass and that is when the problem started. To make a long story short we had to have both glasses removed and the window frame partially rebuilt. I have a variety of pictures I can show you but these tell the story. I had the work done 4 years ago and not one drop has come in since and we have experienced some serious rain here in Florida. I hope that your problem is not as bad as mine but the windshield should not leak unless there is a problem such as bad installation or my problem. If you're in the Tampa area you may want to check this guy out.

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Old 10-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #4
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I just had both windshields in 2005 Winnebago sightseer, had to spend $800 to have frame ground down to remove rust. New windows replaced and with rust remove had guarantees that windows would not leak. Problem I see is water getting to frame. Had them caulk under top edge of rubber gasket so water can not get to gram.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:15 PM   #5
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Purchase some black caulking and caulk around the suspected area while you investigate getting it fixed. I had a small leak and caulked it in. You can't see where I did it and it hasn't leaked since - will buy you some time anyway.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:21 PM   #6
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Welcome to irv2.
You didn't say how windshield is mounted some use rubber gaskets around window and mounted in fiberglass cap cut out opening.
Others mounted to metal frame that may rust and lose its seal to frame.
A good RV glass company to look into your problem is the Duncan Company, a local glass company may cause you more problems.
You can call them they have shops around the US, if the glass needs to be removed possible glass breakage no matter who does job.
They work on all types of motor homes.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:53 PM   #7
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Thank you for feedback. We are going to a glass company instead of doing it ourselves. It is a small leak so hopefully it is an easy fix.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #8
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Might not be window where its coming in. I have never had a rig with marker lights that didn't leak and they run down on top of the windshield frame. could be part of the reason winnebago frames deteriorate. Ive seen lots of leaky marker lights
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You might try Captain Tolley's crack sealer.

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You didn't say where you are located but Duncan RV Repair in Elkhart, IN would be able to handle it
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:44 PM   #11
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I'll tell you right now the windshield is not held in by a gasket. It's most likely held in with urethane. That is standard adhesive/sealant for mounting windshields in cars as well as RV's. No way a rubber gasket could be trusted to hold the windshield in. As far as a fix, not sure but marker lights are definitely a possibility or the windshield itself. Had both issues on our MH.
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My 99 Dolphin windshields are held in with gaskets no urethane.
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Good luck,
Wow, windshield leaks are tough, we just had a new windshield installed after having a stream of water pouring in while climbing mountain in torrential rain storm. the glass company tested using air and leak test fluid and found numerous leak points around perimeter of windshield. They said it wasn't glueed, gasketed, and installed properly. After, two months of writing folks, someone took responsibility and got a new windshield installed. This is a new mh under warranty(supposedly), less than six months old.
Ours had a glued and gasketed window seal.
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X2 on the marker lights. My marker lights were still original and leaking and, as said above, dripping down the inside of the windshield. I replaced and caulked all of them in and haven't had a problem from that area since. As mentioned I also caulked the top of the windshield gasket.
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