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Old 09-27-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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Bedroom window leak?

Hi Everybody,

I own a 2017 Blackstone 280RKSB and noticed a good sized water puddle on the bedroom floor yesterday after a thunderstorm. The water seemed to be bubbling up from the floor immediately below the "emergency" window from where the floor meets the wall. The wall itself felt dry so it must be coming up from where the floor meets the wall, no?

I have read and read posts regarding window leaks and I'm thinking I'll end removing the window completely and resealing it. Before I do that I'll also inspect the roof and the roof side seams for cracks in the area above the window. I cleaned out the weep holes too and inspected the seal around the glass on the window itself and it looks OK. As far as I can see from a quick visual inspection, the window looks fine.

I'm hoping that somebody with this unit has experienced the same issue and will be kind enough to give me some advice before I start taking the window out so I can zero right in on any known problems. Has anyone had this specific problem? Please let me know and thanks so much for any advice that comes my way.

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Check the seam outside where the fiberglass wall meets the metal skirt as well. I've heard that if that isn't adequately sealed it can leak.
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:57 AM   #3
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Had a similar problem.....not your brand of trailer, but windows are windows....I found that during a downpour, the weep holes couldn't keep up with the amount of rain .....was wicking up onto the inside frame to outer frame screws, and entering.....i created a small silicone dam between the frames and leak was gone...
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:51 PM   #4
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Hi Everybody,

I own a 2017 Blackstone 280RKSB and noticed a good sized water puddle on the bedroom floor yesterday after a thunderstorm. The water seemed to be bubbling up from the floor immediately below the "emergency" window from where the floor meets the wall. The wall itself felt dry so it must be coming up from where the floor meets the wall, no?

I have read and read posts regarding window leaks and I'm thinking I'll end removing the window completely and resealing it. Before I do that I'll also inspect the roof and the roof side seams for cracks in the area above the window. I cleaned out the weep holes too and inspected the seal around the glass on the window itself and it looks OK. As far as I can see from a quick visual inspection, the window looks fine.

I'm hoping that somebody with this unit has experienced the same issue and will be kind enough to give me some advice before I start taking the window out so I can zero right in on any known problems. Has anyone had this specific problem? Please let me know and thanks so much for any advice that comes my way.

Forrest
We resealed the entire outside circumference of the emergency bedroom window paying close attention where the the window frame and the outside walls meet...with Geocel 2300.

To test the job we wedged a piece of paper towel between the inside window frame and the inside wall and drenched the window with a water hose.
No leaks

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-27-2018, 07:00 PM   #5
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Our gutter was poorly joined exactly above our bedroom window. The weep holes in the window couldn't handle the extreme extra amount of water, so the window track overflowed. The result was a pool of water on the bedroom floor.


A bit of caulk on the poor gutter join. A little silicone to make a damn at the weep holes in the window. So far, so good.


Like Lac said. A trailer is a trailer is a trailer.



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Old 09-28-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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Before making repairs, a carefully directed water hose can be a big help in precisely locating the sourse of the leak. Water has an uncanny knack of flowing downhill from its entry point so the source of the leak may not be directly above the puddle.

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