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Old 01-06-2015, 09:38 PM   #11
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We have no weep holes at all on our windows. I have looked at a ton of tv's and they all have weep holes. Our windows are flush and seamless. Do your windows have frames? I think they put the wrong windows in this rv. I've never seen a rv with vertical sliders that do not have weep holes.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:41 PM   #12
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We had a problem with our 2007 Rockwood Signature UltraLite and I cleaned out the weep holes with a paperclip and it we had no more leaking. It's hard to see those little weep holes, but once you find them, you will probably find that the holes were not drilled out completely or there is some "stuff" stuck in them.

Just my idea on the problem.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:49 PM   #13
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Our windows are flush mount with no frame. There are no weep holes at all on the outside. I would have to drill and hope not to shatter the window. Definitely couldn't take that chance. Forest River has not given us any answer as to why these windows do not have weep holes.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:01 PM   #14
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The "frameless" windows used now do not slide up to open.

They crank out on bottom at an angle

Our Crusader does not have frameless windows - they are installed with a rubber gasket all four sides of window and they slide up/down to operate - they do have weep slots in the channel outside at the bottom

I did have to make sure when you drop them to shut and make sure it is firmly seated in the channel with an extra little push down to secure it completely....found out by trial and error but fortunately not on a rainy day - this was our first brand new rig as we always had already used windows that moved easier on previous campers !!
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If that's the case Forest River knew there was an issue with the windows and made a change sometime after 2010. I have the flush mount frameless windows everywhere else in the rv that crank out. No weep holes and no leaks. Only the two vertical sliders.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:51 PM   #16
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Is is possible that the window was installed upside down. I almost had this problem with a replacement window at home. Contractor almost installed upside down with weep holes on top.
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If that's the case Forest River knew there was an issue with the windows and made a change sometime after 2010. I have the flush mount frameless windows everywhere else in the rv that crank out. No weep holes and no leaks. Only the two vertical sliders.

Yes our friends have a 2014 Sabre with the frameless windows everywhere EXCEPT the ends of their dining slide atrium windows - ends are sliders but curb side are all frameless

We asked dealer why.....were told it had to do with the wiper/seals not catching on the frameless glass when the slide moves in and out....made sense until we looked at a Cedar Creek on their lot and it had frameless windows EVERYWHERE including ends of slide....hmmmm

Could not answer why on the high end unit but not on a cheaper Sabre....seems odd !!
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I have been in direct contact with Forest River. Warranty guy and sales rep. They told me to take it back to the dealer. The dealer has been going back and forth with them. Forest River will not take any responsibility. As a proof point I covered the windows with plastic and during a really heavy rain no leaks. Imagine that! That proves they installed bad windows.
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At first we just thought it was a fluke. The windows are vertical sliders. The only ones like that in the rv. The window slides down into a channel at the bottom and when it rains that is where the water is getting in. Both dealers said they could not reproduce the leaking. I went to the rv show in 2011 to speak to the Forest River guys but they wouldn't give me the time of day. Since they could not reproduce they said there was nothing to fix. I had it in to service departments several times. They are flush mount windows so I would not attempt to drill weep holes. Thought about it but decided not to. When I covered the windows with plastic they do not leak. I only covered the bottom half of the windows where I knew the water was getting in. During several heavy rains they did not leak. We gave them pictures and videos of them leaking but they still do not want to step up.
Is the RV show the only place you spoke directly with forest river? If so, I would immediately be in contact via phone/email to your warranty rep at forest river (numbers now available on forest river webpage). Also, consider going to the factory rally in August. They send techs out to fix your rig for free whether or not you are still under warranty. I'm not sure how much they can do regarding the flooring damage as it sounds like you have extensive damage but I would try to prearrange getting that section rebuilt through the factory. I wouldn't be surprised if they can figure out your window leak too. Good luck.
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Is there any chance you can take and post a picture of the window?
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leaking windows

Well you have another one I have a 2010 Cedar creek 34rlsa with the same problem. Call the factory which directed me the the window manufacture which told me to clean out the vent holes . The bottom track has to come out to see the vent holes. Still trying to figure out how to get the plastic trim off to get at the vent holes
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