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Old 12-21-2019, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

We are on a 6 month trip in our 2018 Georgetown XL through the southern states and are currently in New Orleans experiencing significant rainfall (better than the snow back home!! )
I woke up this morning to find water had accumulated at the base of the windshield but canít seem to find the location of the leak - no drips or wet spots on the inside of the window or roof above the dash.

In anticipation of the rain, I was on the roof yesterday and visually inspected for any gaps in caulking, seams etc. however didnít find anything that would suggest a leak.

Any thoughts/suggestions on what I might look for?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Being as you are in the humid South--just two days ago here in SW Ga. I went out to clean the inside of my trucks windshield and found significant moisture on my dash and inside my windshield. The day before the humidity was high, overnight the temp dropped to 36į. I'm sure this was condensation but I didn't expect that much moisture inside the truck.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Thurman. Itís been quite cool and we didnít have any condensation on the window this morning. The amount of water that accumulated leads me to believe itís rain finding a way in rather than condensation but Iím hoping youíre right.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:52 PM   #4
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Had a leak like that and found the orange running lights have a air hole to keep the moisture out. But they mounted most of them upside down, holes up. Might take a look at them, but condensation might still be your problem.
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Old 12-22-2019, 02:01 PM   #5
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I had the same problem. Turned out to be outside orange running lights at the top.
Re-caulked, problem solved.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:31 PM   #6
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window glaze

I dry camping and running the furnace and woke up this morning had some condensation on the front window. I have Georgetown XL as well.
But I also found something at the bottom edge on driver side. What I call window glaze or smoke. Looks like the window has frosted or glazed in a half circle. about 4 inches. along the edge. Was wondering if anyone has had this before as well. Wonder if the seam is breaking loose and moisture is getting in under the glass. Any ideas. thinking about caulking in that area to seal it up just encase.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:42 PM   #7
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Similar situation

Check the seal around the top of the windshield you may not see it from s roof vantage point. Have similar issue and it has destroyed the wood underneath the vinyl of the dash.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:17 PM   #8
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Check the seal around the top of the windshield you may not see it from s roof vantage point. Have similar issue and it has destroyed the wood underneath the vinyl of the dash.
I had water seeping in the front and pooling up on the dash last spring. Now remember ours is a 10 year old Georgetown, and back then, they used a large (2 inch) rubber gasket around the windshield where it attaches to the front body cap. Today’s windshields are almost flush to the bodywork.

I got up on a ladder to do a real close inspection of the clearance lights caulking and the top of the windshield gasket. It was evident the caulking of the windshield gasket was old and had shrunk a bit.

I cleaned the rubber and the fibreglass bodywork thoroughly. On the first warm day over 70 degrees F, I applied a strip of electrical tape all along the top of the gasket from side to side.

We travelled all over this past year, and the tape is still holding, sealing well, and I never saw any water inside since. I’ll inspect it again in the spring and see where we stand.
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:55 AM   #9
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Those marker lights are notorious leakers on most any vehicle that has them. But you can’t rule out the windshield either. Try one item like all the marker lights then see how it goes or try to test with a hose.
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