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Old 11-21-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Windows Oozing Goo

Anyone else having this issue. I'm the second owner of this 2010 Stealth FS2510. I can't believe this is happening 4 years later with all the windows and dealer said its normal. I previously owned an RV and 2 TTs and never seen this before. First pic/post on this forum so hope it loads ok.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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If it's a rubbery gooey type substance, it might be butyl. Usually the butyl will ooze out over time, if that's how those were installed. You can take a plastic putty knife, or something along those lines and trim it off, if it is in fact butyl. However, I've never seen butyl look like that.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. I've gone around and done that twice and its continues to do the same. I get a fairly good size ball of the stuff set it on a piece of plastic and it self levels. I just don't understand a manufacturer using this type of sealant for windows. Though I scratch my head and wonder about a lot of stuff they do. I could never work for any of these companies with some of the workmanship you see.
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Butyl usually doesn't self level. It does ooze, but I've never seen it drip like that. You said it was all the windows. If it weren't all of them, I might guess somebody reset / resealed them with something else. Only thing I know of that's white and self levels is Dicor lap sealant. Surely the manf. didn't use that on a window. If put on a window like that, I'm pretty sure it would drip. Got me curious now.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:50 PM   #5
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Ours does this too, and there is a Forest River trailer in the storage space next to ours and it is doing it too. Maybe normal but is unsightly and a mess to clean up.
I see a resealing of the windows in our near future.
Ours is a 2010 and the one parked next to us looks like a new model.
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Mine does this too. Forrest River definitely used the wrong product. I would think they'd offer a fix for this under some sort of extended warranty, but that's probably just wishful thinking.
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That ain't right and I would be getting seriously concerned with the integrity of the seal around the windows.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:20 AM   #8
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Tend to agree...

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That ain't right and I would be getting seriously concerned with the integrity of the seal around the windows.
Sure looks like the wrong product has been used. Seems inevitable that the fix is removal and replacement using the right product. That stuff is leaving a void which water will fill, so I would not wait to get it corrected.
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You may not like this answer but I've seen this happen at the dealership I use to work at as well. Our fix was to pull the windows, do the job right and never saw it again. I know that sounds like a lot of work but you could probably pull the windows and put on new Butyl tape in a weekends worth of work. If you've never seen it done here is a good video to maybe help you out.

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I spoke with a service manager at a Stealth dealer yesterday in Rialto, CA. and mentioned this issue. He was familiar with it and said to just keep wiping it away. He says after about 3 removals it should be done oozing out.

I guess that's when it runs out of sealant,.... so does that mean it'll leak ?

He said they stopped using it, not because it was doing this but because it was too expensive. LOL. Wouldn't want to do the right thing for the right reason i guess.

I'll probably one day start taking out a window at a time and doing it properly.
Thanks for the video.
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