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Old 05-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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window leak

I have a 2007 831bhss and last weekend when we arrived at our seasonal sight, there was abunch of water on the counter underneath the front window, the window that is between the front door and the stove. I noticed a couple weeks ago upon arrival that there was about a tablespoon of water in the same spot. When we left I had the wife put a dish rag under the window closest to the door and sure enough it was soaking wet when we got there Friday afternoon. I checked the cabinets above the window dry as a bone, The wall is not wet, there is no signs of water in/on the window sill. Has anyone else experienced this or have a clue where it maybe coming from? Thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Maybe the the window caulking? I had a leak in my last trailer like that. There was a seam in the outside window trim that had a tiny gap. Rain would go through the seam in the trim, and find it's way down from there. I little caulk over that seam did the trick. My bet is on that window frame. Good luck.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
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If that was the case wouldn't there be some sign of water on the bottom of the sill or anything? Just curious. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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I would also check the weep holes outside that window at the bottom. If blocked the water will not exit but build up and leak inside. Just another possibility. Good luck!!!
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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I would be willing to bet the factory didn't get the butyl tape in place correctly somewhere on this window.

Get a roll of butyl tape and a tube of Proflex RV and remove the window.

Re-install with new tape and put a bead of proflex RV around the perimeter of the window frame. You will have a permanent fix.

Caulking the edge of the window frame will last for anywhere from 2 weeks to a year, but you will still have a leaky window.

Here is a picture of my front window with the butyl tape folded under at the top corner.

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Old 05-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #6
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Is taking out the window a pretty easy task? I have a nice set of tools but don't know how to use them LOL. I'm not a handy man but i can do simple things hopefully this will be one of them. Any step by step instructions handy? Thanks for all your input.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:53 PM   #7
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Go over on RV.net and do a search on "Removed and Resealed Window" . Dankirk did a very good job of describing the process of removing a re-sealing a window.


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