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Old 05-20-2015, 03:24 AM   #1
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Slide window leak

During a very heavy rain today our slide window leaked. Someone posted awhile back about repairing theirs & I believe there were some photos of removal, could someone steer me to that post.
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I did mine just a bit ago. Removed it, cleaned the side of the rig real well, used black butyl tape and re-installed it. I do believe that the leak is gone. The only difficult part is the 52 screws that hold it in.
Remove window valance
Remove blinds (push in the button and push the blind back)
Remove all the screws
Have someone outside and push the window out from the top to them.
Once it is out, remove the cheap foam tape, clean it well with goo gone.
Apply the butyl tape all the way around, starting at the bottom and overlapping
Spray the tape with water so when you re-install it, you can move it a little bit.
Start at the top two corners and put the screws back in, then the two outside on the bottom, the the rest of the screws in a criss-cross pattern.
Give it a day or two and recheck the screws to make sure they are tight.
On the outside use a putty knife or plastic scraper to remove the butyl that oozes out.

A note, I was able to remove the wood trim around the window by pulling out with a steady pull, and then was able to put them back in using the same staples. The wood trim just pulls out.

Let me know if you need any more info.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #3
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During a very heavy rain today our slide window leaked. Someone posted awhile back about repairing theirs & I believe there were some photos of removal, could someone steer me to that post.
When you say the window leaked did you notice water on the wall below the window or just in the floor? The reason why I ask is that I kept getting moisture in the carpet on thew wall near the door side of the slide after heavy rains but my wall was dry and I could not observe any water coming from the window. I determined it was not window related at all. I will share what I found out if you have similar conditions.
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Thanks Skip gonna give it a try in a week or so when parked.
Dean I could see it dripping on top corner of the window.
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Thanks Danny!
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Danny, One thing I did after I got it re-installed, was to put another screw in each top corner. Where the window curves, there aren't any screws installed. I used two self tapping screws that matched the other screws. When I did this, I could see the butyl start to squeeze, closing that gap up.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:49 AM   #7
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Thanks Skip, we will be in Seattle area for the next 30+ days so if I can catch a no rain day I will gitr dun. I think the problem is the awning toppers aren't long enough once they sag full of water it runs down the center of the slide instead of off the edge, but no cure for that. Thanks again for your help!
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