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Old 01-09-2021, 04:55 PM   #1
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Should these window weeps be covered like this?

Just purchased a used class a and noticed some dampness around one window after a long rain. Reading online I checked for window weep holes and they appear to have been covered by someone over zealous with caulk.

All the other windows have open holes so I want to take a knife to this caulk but Iím new to this.

Is there a scenario where it makes sense to cover these holes like this?



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Old 01-09-2021, 05:03 PM   #3
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There is a cover the snaps on, it prevents the wind from whistle.

You don't want to completely seal up these holes, if you do any condensation on the inside won't be able to escape.
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My first class A passenger side leaked causing me to do a lot of repair (including having my mother custom paint blank wallpaper to match!). All caused by weep holes plugged with moldy debris.
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:25 PM   #5
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Thanks. I took a blade to it and they all started dripping water out so I think that was my problem. Going to clean them out really well tomorrow when I have daylight.
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Weep hole covers for Atwood windows
I found at NW supply 800 546-8759

Part # 13003097 Right side
….98 left side

I put a tiny dab of silicone on the clip to hold it in place, otherwise I kept loosing them.
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Those holes are particularly necessary for draining the slide channels on sliding windows. In a driving rain situation, water can be forced in around the sliding windows and can fill up those channels quickly. Overflow will end up inside the coach. Another point of caution is to avoid squirting water upward around the weep holes from a power wash wand or garden hose. Don't ask how I know.
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Mine whistled and made noise even with the plastic covers.

I use some black vinyl tape about 2 inches wide and cover the weep hole area but do NOT press it into the hole. This leaves a very small area where there is the indentation in the frame work. I have been doing this for about ten years. Tape is replaced about every two years or so.
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This window is on a slide so the wind wonít be an issue.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:27 AM   #10
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This window is on a slide so the wind wonít be an issue.
My drivers window has the same weep holes and it is a common complaint about them whistling. Maybe yours will hum.

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Mine also whistled. Just laying a rag over the groove on the inside stopped it. I simply cut a short 3" piece of vacuum/ws washer hose and layed it on the felt slider seal on the inside of windshield (not pushed down in the groove), the whistle stopped. The hose isn't noticeable as its just looks like a stop for the slider.
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