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Old 07-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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New 2013 Flagstaff window leaking

Just picked up our new Flagstaff a few weeks ago and found that a window has been leaking. Must have been leaking a while as the was a little mold..well anyways

The dealer used putty tape on the "framless" window instead of the regular foam or rubber seal...

the question is, Is it ok to use putty tape with the Framless windows? I assume the con to that is it just looks a little hideous..I probuble notice it more than anyone else as my eyes wonder to it.

They also moved the scare light above the window, as they say it was leaking a little too and that the screws were stripped. My complaint is that you can vaguely see where it once was as I can't get all the reminents of the silicone off the side...

(8524RLWS....rear side window next to the chair to the left of the entry door)

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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If the window leaked into the wall at all, make sure it is documented by the dealer, as that could cause the fibreglass skin of the camper to delaminate in the future. And you don't want to pay for that repair bill!
Where and how was the window leaking?
Where was the mold?

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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I noticed the window leaking at the bottom and dripping down the wall to the counter. When I removed the interior bezel of the window water came out. Also, the valance was wet which was butted against the cabinet and caused mold. Either the scare light was leaking to the screws for the valance into the valance and down to the window or the window was leaking filling up the void and wicking to the valance screws to the valance.
(or both were leaking)
I removed the scare light and it appeared to be sealed, I also changed to a rubber seal on the window ("frame-less" windows)...still leaked. The dealer recommended putty tape instead of a foam or rubber seal...still I just brought it to the dealer. (I try to do my best to fix things as I believe if you want something fixed right you have to fix it yourself..but being a new camper I was thru with spending my free time with it) They re-did the window with putty tape again and relocated the scare light by about 1 1/2 " as they claimed the screw holes were stripped. (would have liked them to just use different locations for the screws as you can see the old profile where the light was and they dulled the wall trying to get the silicone off the wall...looks kind of gowdy) It rained good the other night and no leak, but I don't get the warm and fuzzy. I emailed Forest River Warranty dept (Kevin Myers and Greg Rollins) to make sure this is all documented and I have not heard from them.
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