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Old 01-06-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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2010 Cedar Creek 36RE Leaking Windows

We purchased a brand new Cedar Creek 36RE at the rv show in Houston in 2010. We have had problems with the end windows leaking on the entrance side of the rv slide out. We have looked on numerous sites to see if there were any other owners experiencing the same issue but have not found anything. It's hard to believe that nobody with this rv model isn't experiencing this issue if they have the same rv with the same windows. These are the only two windows in the rv that leak and they leak bad every time it rains. Is there anyone out there that has had / seen issues with a 36RE and leaking windows?
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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Have you ever had the windows looked at, and is something that just started recently or has it been since new? I would be pulling the windows and resealing them, fairly simple procedure.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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I wish it was that easy to fix. Happening since we got it but the two service places we took it to could not figure it out. We explained to them what was happening but they couldn't figure it out. Hard to explain but we even provided videos of the windows leaking when it was raining. Windows are vertical sliders and do not have weep holes. The water collects in the bottom channel and has nowhere to go but inside the rv and down the wall. Forest River will not step up to work with us for a fix. Slide out floor has rotted on both ends and needs to be replaced but that serves no purpose unless a solution is found for the leaking windows.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:59 PM   #4
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You bought brand new and have had problem since?!?!?

Oh hell no....someone needs to step up and NOW !!!! Have you contacted Forest River directly instead of through the dealer??

Maybe a phone call to the right person could be very beneficial - if it has been documented since beginning the factory should no less than fix the leaky windows AND repair ALL floor issues from those leaks !
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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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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Old 01-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #6
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Has anyone suggested a sealtest? I would be willing to bet it is not a window issue but from somewhere higher up. But the only sure fire is a seal test. This will pinpoint each and every leak. Then a solution can be accomplished
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #7
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Ok, now that I have an idea of the problem, is the channel such that you can drill your own weep hole? I assume since it has done this since day one, that someone has addressed this issue at least one or more times during the warranty period. What did they do to fix the problem during those visits? If it was never fixed, then you still have an open claim, at least in my book. Of course you are now talking about a 4-5yr old camper, and if it was never fixed, why did you let it go for so long? I know warranty work can take some time, but that's a little much.
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^^^^ thinking the same thing !!
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:22 PM   #9
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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.
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We have a 2010 CC 36RE and have not had this problem with the side windows because they have small holes drilled in the outside edge allowing water out. They where not drain fast enough to satisfy me so I take a drill bit just a little bit bigger than the holes and drilled them out some more no problems and drain much faster. While at the FR0G this past year one of the techs ask us about the windows and I showed hem what I did and was told "that works".
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