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kat_nda_sand 05-28-2012 08:34 PM

New & need advice
We currently have a 78 Dodge Brougham but are looking to move up into a 1998 Residency with 1 slide.

Everything seems to be in fairly good condition but there is some type of black seal or gunk between the dual pane windows on, I believe, all the outter windows (so not on the 2 that slide out when camped).

The current owner seems like a nice gentleman & says that currently it doesn't leak.... but...

Anybody heard of this happening? Any solutions? Is this a problem?

Thanks from the newb,


Jim_HiTek 05-28-2012 09:50 PM

I think you're talking about the 'snake' problem between dual paned windows that many RVs have had. That snake is the sealer and usually requires the windows to be removed and either repaired or replaced. If you're getting the rig at a reasonable price it might be worth overlooking the problem and taking care of it yourself. Here's one place where you can get a quote: Suncoast Designers, Inc. - RV/Motorcoach Services

I'm pretty sure it will not cause leaks.

VanDiemen23 05-28-2012 09:51 PM

creeping seal syndrome - usually found on coaches of that vintage that are kept in hot, sunny places

just ugly, doesn't cause other problems

kat_nda_sand 05-29-2012 11:16 AM

Exactly... glad you guys knew what I was talking about. Figured it shouldn't be an issue since we plan to have a cover for it for while it is not in use, so the windows would only be exposed when we camp & we rarely encounter rain.

I believe we are getting a great deal on it ($9000 for a 1998 Residency with just under 29k miles). Only issues are the windows, back up camera doesn't work, fuel gauge not working, ice maker not working and the awning over the slide out needs to be replaced. All tires are 3 years old & have been covered by wood when parked.

Just want to find out how much it will be to repair or replace the windows, should they become an issue.

Thank you for the advice & thank you for the link Jim.

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