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Old 09-04-2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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On my 2014 Entegra 42RBQ.. rain storm last night... Leaving campground this morning and all is dry.. when applying brakes i noticed water leaking on my left arm from the top of the window casing.. all looks tight on the outside.. Any ideas would be appreciated . Thanks .
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On our 14 Anthem, I don't think they sealed the upper edge of the window on the outside. I think the new owners of our coach had the same problem after a heavy rain and the water sitting on the roof or the slide topper came gushing down and leaked in at that point of the window. We never experienced it but the day after they took delivery they sat through a tropical storm in Fla and had the problem just as they were pulling out of the campground the next day.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:10 PM   #3
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I had mine leak at the top once in a heavy rain and have never had it since. As Jeanne said, the earlier models were not sealed at the top, but I had already sealed mine with brown silicone. It rained hard all morning (parked) and my window is dry. I asked them at Entegra and they couldn't explain it either.
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I had mine leak at the top once in a heavy rain and have never had it since. As Jeanne said, the earlier models were not sealed at the top, but I had already sealed mine with brown silicone. It rained hard all morning (parked) and my window is dry. I asked them at Entegra and they couldn't explain it either.
Where did you seal ? I checked the window that covers the window and frame on the outside and that seal is perfect..I did not have any leak, until I had to put the brakes on pretty heavy, and that is when I felt some water drips on my arm.. Each time I applied the brakes I got water to drip.. Does that give anyone a clue?
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could it be from the top of your slide out. May be it's getting some water on it possibly when you retract it after a rain?
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Where did you seal ? I checked the window that covers the window and frame on the outside and that seal is perfect..I did not have any leak, until I had to put the brakes on pretty heavy, and that is when I felt some water drips on my arm.. Each time I applied the brakes I got water to drip.. Does that give anyone a clue?
Between the outside glass and the fiberglass body. I had a terrible wind noise...... there was no sealant at the top of the window contributing to the wind noise. I sealed all around the outside window except for the weep holes at the bottom of the window.

Due to other mechanical problems I have had in the past, I no longer drive in heavy rains. If the Raindar app shows heavy rain ahead we pull over to wait it out.
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could it be from the top of your slide out. May be it's getting some water on it possibly when you retract it after a rain?
DiTTO. Next time check your slide top for moisture after you retract. It can run off the edge and along the upper window ledge if you make a hard stop. Fooled me a couple times before I looked on top the the slide once after a hard rain.
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I have the very same leak and it usually happens when I apply the brakes. It leaks onto the removable plastic piece on the dash and into the corner on the passenger front windshield and runs along the shade onto the dash. It isn't a lot of water and I have been just soaking it up. It isn't coming from the slide- it would dump onto the passenger seat-not the right side windshield. I'm going to check it out on Wednesday by removing the pillar cover on the passenger side and possibly checking behind the panels in the cupboard above the door. Guess it's time to find this leak.
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On my RBQ there is a 6 inch wood window box that would stop any water from the top of the slide to the drivers window. There is also 6 inches of dead space between the top of the slide and the window box. When mine got the couple of drops, it had not been parked in the rain.
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On my 2014 Entegra 42RBQ.. rain storm last night... Leaving campground this morning and all is dry.. when applying brakes i noticed water leaking on my left arm from the top of the window casing.. all looks tight on the outside.. Any ideas would be appreciated . Thanks .
My guess would be the water is getting in where the front cap attaches to the sidewall. Look under the curved plastic strip that covers the metal channel. In 2014 there were areas where screw holes were drilled and no screw added or poor caulking in general. The result of water getting in here is a leak from the surface that the drivers side shades attach to.
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Sorry that I started talking about the leak in mine, which is on the passenger side of my coach. I re-read the thread and see that yours was on the drivers side, not like my leak.
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Sorry that I started talking about the leak in mine, which is on the passenger side of my coach. I re-read the thread and see that yours was on the drivers side, not like my leak.
Don's fix would apply to your and possible the OP's.
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Heavy rains all day today while parked. I also have a slight leak with a small amount of water sitting in the lower track with no signs of where it came from. I guess the drain slots are there for a reason.
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On my 2014 Entegra 42RBQ.. rain storm last night... Leaving campground this morning and all is dry.. when applying brakes i noticed water leaking on my left arm from the top of the window casing.. all looks tight on the outside.. Any ideas would be appreciated . Thanks .
I had the exact same leak on my 14 Aspire 44B. It sometimes would not leak until days or weeks after a rain and not until I moved the coach. I suspected the window, then the roof. After chasing it for months I talked to Jeremy at CS. He knew exactly what it was. There is a frame that runs the length of the coach and made out of square tubing along the top of the wall. The end of it is is open and is behind the circuit breaker boxes. The curved roof rails are screwed to that frame and covered with the piece of trim you see running the length of the coach. There were problems with some screws getting screwed in too tight and breaking. They eventually break off and rust completely out leaving an easy entry for the water into that square tubing. Mine was leaking back about mid coach, but then the water gets in the square tubing and would not leak until the coach was leaning toward the front or I hit the brakes, then it would run forward and leak out end of tube dripping out over window and left front corner. The fix was fairly simple, just pull the trim loose and silicone it the full length of the coach. I ended up with leaks on both sides, so I would definitely do both sides. Hope this helps.
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