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Old 12-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #1
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2017 FR FKHW Rear Bubble Window Leaks

Have not found this in any other post. I do apologize if I just did not see it. Rear bubble sky/light/window at the bottom has water between the bubble and the exterior roof metal. Nothing at the top of interior of bubble nor sides. Bubble not riveted in, just held in place with caulk/adhesive. I can actually press up against the interior finished side near the cut out and see water squeeze out between the bubble skylight and the exterior roof metal. This is not condensation since I turned off all heat and let it set while it rained for half a day and it's still dripping in several places (3) along the bottom side of the bubble window/skylight. I'd like to find the source, not just tape it up and go on about my day. Anyone ever have this specific experience?


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Old 12-07-2018, 11:02 PM   #2
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The only way to fix this problem is use Eternabond tape. I taped mine when new, it didnt leak but I had read so many stories about these windows leaking I didnt want the problems. If you take it to the dealer they will just make a mess with some sort of sealant, have heard that story several times and it still leaks. In the early days they sealed and screwed the windows in place, but most of them cracked from movement. So now all they do is use the sealant but the window still moves and sooner or later it will leak again. I just finished my third season and still no leaks, I sealed all three windows and the fan frame.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #3
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Eternabond it and forget it. Will last for years. Have done it on my last two AFrames and no leaks.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:23 PM   #4
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Even with tape (I used 3M) you need to keep an eye on the flange for cracking.



It is not uncommon to have roof sag of 1/2 inch, which puts a lot of stress on the mounting flanges.

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