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Old 04-08-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Killeen, Texas
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My husband and I recently fixed one of our leaky windows. We took the window out, scraped off the old butyl tape, so the aluminum frame was squeaky clean. We put new tape on, and 2 coats of silicon caulking around the outside of the window. I also cleaned out the window track to clear any debris that may have accumulated over the years (it's a used RV)

I tested the window today after cleaning the window track, and the window is still leaking. It's leaking where the screen track is and pooling there. The drain holes are completely clear - not sure if there is a blockage still somewhere that I cannot get to.

A local RV dealer/repair shop said that it could possibly be a small crack in the frame that's causing the pooling but he couldn't be 100% without looking at it. Before I take it in, does anyone have any different suggestions that I can try?
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I've taken a lot windows out and put them back in but never had one that leaked, so I don't know what might be the problem. I don't want to send posters away from this board, but as we regulars number few, you might try a large RV board like rv.net for more replies. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Killeen, Texas
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I'll try that, thanks for responding
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Check the weep hole, that is normally the issue with framed windows
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