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Old 07-27-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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fixing windows

We have a Flagstaff bunkhouse with a slide. The window located at the back of the camper in the bathroom leaks. Has anyone had any luck fixing their windows? We have had it recaulked and it still leaks.

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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The trick is to remove the window completely and replace the butyl tape sealant around it. They're relatively easy to remove. Use gloves and a helper. Clean all the old sealant off the frame and RV before applying the new. You can buy the tape at most RV places and even order it online.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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After you've reinstalled the new window, use a sharpened pop sickle stick to
"cut" the excess squeeze out off the frame and then simply pull it off.
Check to be sure the window does not have too much of a gap at the top.

I once had a leaking window and found they had cut the hole 1/8 larger than the
window all around.
That part was fine.
Then they sat the window in the hole and it sat on the bottom edge.
This left a 1/4 gap at the top and the flange was only about a 1/4 so there
was virtually no over lap at the top.
I put a couple of little wood shims at the bottom to center the window in the
hole and put on new caulking tape and bingo.
No more leaks.

Good luck!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
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Bama Rambler is 100% correct. The only way to fix a leaking window is to pull the window and replace the butyl rubber tape behind it.

I had a leaking front window and found a corner where the buytl tape was out of place from the factory. Sealing it from the outside would last for about 3 months and then it would leak again. Once I pulled the window and did it right, the leak was gone.

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