window leak

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by fordman, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. fordman

    fordman New Member

    has anyone had to take a window out and reseal it. i have a 96 coachman travel trailer and need to reseal a window that is leaking.
  2. jkill2001

    jkill2001 New Member

    window leak

    im fixing on doing some reseal work on my motor home soon. what kind of questions u got?
  3. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    window leak

    Is it leaking at the glass or around the frame? If it's at the frame you can probably just use silicone sealant around the edge. If you have tried that and it didn't work it may not be the window that is leaking, just showing there. If the window is on the "low" side of the A/C try tightening the bolts in it. Also check the roof and any marker lights close by. Also check the awning bolts if nearby.
    Sometimes you run into a situation where you have to puu a window out and replace the putty behind the frame. All you do is remove the window, scrape the old putty off the frame and the coach and put new putty around the hole and install the window. sometimes it is easier to put the putty on the frame of the window. either way is OK.

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  4. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    window leak

    The only way to seal a leaking window so that it will stay repaired and not begin to leak again in the future is to remove it and replace the butyl tape that is used to seal windows and other openings. If desired, caulk can be used in a crown layer over the top and sides of the window, but caulking will only be temporary, if it works at all as a fix for window leaks.

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