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Old 08-10-2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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Wolf pup outside caulking

Newbie on this site. We just purchased and received a 2019 16FQ and am doing due diligence at touching up the manufacturer’s shortcomings. As in all trailers, there are a lot of small finishing touches I am attending to. I noticed that the outside frames of all the windows have clear silicone caulking on the top of the frame, but on the sides and bottom there is none. There seems to be a foam substance in lieu of actual caulk. Anyone else have this type of finish. Are your windows caulked all the way around?
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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i will have to double check our 2018 17RP windows, but the outdoor speakers use that same foam. kind of feels like neoprene maybe?
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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Mine were not caulked all the way around. I used proflex and went over every thing and caulked it all in. I did leave the bottom of the windows along so that water can drip out if it got behind there. Took a couple hours but I found some spots missed also by the manufacturer.
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Called and spoke with a rep from Forest River (returned my call quite quickly by the way) and he assured me that the caulking is done in the manner I described. They caulk the top of the windows and down about 4-6” in the sides. The insulation foam that you can see around the windows is weather proofing. I might caulk the rest anyway.
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Called and spoke with a rep from Forest River (returned my call quite quickly by the way) and he assured me that the caulking is done in the manner I described. They caulk the top of the windows and down about 4-6” in the sides. The insulation foam that you can see around the windows is weather proofing. I might caulk the rest anyway.

It’s not caluked on the bottom for drainage. By caluking it, water could get behind it and trapped to later cause mold.

Water drains down as gravity pulls it. Side wind may not be a probables because the window is already sealed around the entire edge when they install the window. Same concept woh home windows, the little weep holes in the bottom of the track is for water drainage
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