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Old 12-06-2022, 05:55 PM   #1
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Pesky window leak

Hi all, problem is with co-pilots side window. rain (or hose) water quickly collects in the windows lower track and overflows onto dash and wall. I have very carefully re caulked top and side of window to no avail. This is a frameless window. Cannot see any leak coming down from top of window on the inside.
Unit is parked on a nose down driveway, so water flows pretty fast down the roof. I looked really close for drains or weep holes in the lower track but couldn't find any. Any help would really be appreciated...Thanks !
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We have similar problem and NIRVC says needs new window. Seals shot. I tape bottom of window along outside when rain is threatened. We park in a garage so only an issue when camping.
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Old 12-07-2022, 09:00 AM   #3
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There's a system that you can build or have a shop set up that pressures up the air inside your rig. It draws air in from a roof vent with a squirril cage fan. Once the pressure comes up, you can go outside and use a small amount of soapy water to find the exact spot of the leak. Sometimes it's not exactly where you think it is. Good luck.
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Hi all, problem is with co-pilots side window. rain (or hose) water quickly collects in the windows lower track and overflows onto dash and wall. I have very carefully re caulked top and side of window to no avail. This is a frameless window. Cannot see any leak coming down from top of window on the inside.
Unit is parked on a nose down driveway, so water flows pretty fast down the roof. I looked really close for drains or weep holes in the lower track but couldn't find any. Any help would really be appreciated...Thanks !
Check your front cap
A leak from the front cap can flow down that window due to its location. Some have screws on the side that are not sealed properly.
Believe me I know. My brand new one had that leak. It was a screw on the cap they was never sealed.
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I had that leak, mine was with a framed window though. Pulled up the track rubber, cleaned them and the track, cleaned the weep holes and re-leveled the coach. So far so good.
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Agree with clean the weep holes in the window track. If the weep holes get clogged no telling where the water will go.
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If it's a dual pane frameless window, the issue is typically, the outer glass is coming loose. The water gets past that window glue and then fills the window trough. Either replace the window or reseal.

Take blue painters' tape and place it on the fiberglass directly under the outer edge of the window on the top and both sides. Use clear silicone and force it into the joint between the window and fiberglass, smoothing with your finger. When done, remove the blue tape and you won't see the repair.
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Many Thanks to all. I think I've discovered the problem. This is a sliding window, with a sliding panel and screen. There is a horizontal rubber seal that allows panel to slide back and forth, and a vertical one also. It appears that both are weather worn and not pressing against the sliding panel very well. Going to duct tape over these seals tomorrow and water test. If this is the case, does anyone know if these seals are replaceable? Thanks in advance.
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