Back window letting water in!

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  1. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

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    Went to visit our van in storage a couple of days ago to find the u shaped rear lounge cushions wet!!!
    After a small panic we spotted the water was coming in from the bottom of the back window, pooling on the seal then running down the wall on to the upholstery.
    The roof slopes from front to back so rainwater always runs down the back of the van to the window.I can't see why the window seal is being breached by the water. I've duck taped a large plastic bag over it & taken the cushions home to dry them out.
    I went back to check again yesterday and was relieved to find no more water & the wooden slats were drying out nicely. I've searched the web to find a likely cause for this but all I've come up with is that the seal itself may need replacing or possibly just needs a thorough clean to encourage the plastic window to seal against it properly.
    Obviously I don't want to kick off this years adventures with a plastic bag taped to the back :BigGrin: so does any one out there have any ideas or has this happened to any of you?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions:thumb:
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    As a temporary fix, smear some vaseline or grease on the seal

    Peter
     
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    This happened to my Auto-sleeper although it was side windows, I had new windows and frames in and the other windows were resealed with new rubber seals and sealant, all fine now.
     
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    Could it just be wind driven rain after the horizontal weather lately

    It was in my daughters flat

    Just a thought you could play a hose or watering can on it
    To find the entry point otherwise

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    We have had 2 Windows leak on our apache. Had them both resealed and no probs since. Fortunate to get them done under warranty no quible. Glad we had them done ...sat here this evening on site in Yorkshire and abs pelting down !
     
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  6. pappajohn

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    galley window sprang a leak in our old kontiki.....and it was the only leak, ever...before the kontiki knockers start :Laughing:..

    the sealant at the top of the frame had failed and water was finding its way into the window frame, running down and dripping out of the bottom channel onto the worktop.

    window frame out, new sealant and window put back in.
    no more leaks.
     
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    Had this on my rear window (washroom) just remove and reseal, no problem since.
     
  8. Dawn B

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    We had the same problem, we ran a bead of clear silicon sealant along the top edge. Sorted.
     
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