Rubber seal round habitation door

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    Water is getting in somehow through the rubber seal round the habitation door window. Is it an easy job to take seal out and re-seal?
     
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    Perhaps you might give people half a chance by at least giving details of what van it is and a picture of the window might help
     
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    Sorry Andy, van is autocruise starspirit and it is the small window on the door to the inside of van. Will try and take photo
     
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    Are you sure it's not condensation?
     
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    Here are couple of photos. Water seems to be getting in along bottom of window
     

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    No def. not condensation. If I run finger along underneath of seal water runs down.
     
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    Looks like it is only collecting at the lowest point that doesn't mean that is where it is coming in.Pictures are not very good to be honest.
    Is picture 2 inside or outside?
     
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    It is running down from the underneath of the seal.
     

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    Pics are not the best but simply mask up 1 or 2 mm around window and frame then seal with polyurethane sealant (toolstation £4 a tube )smooth with wet finger then pull off the tapes -eliminating it leaking from outside leaving only condensation if its wet inside
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    The seal looks like rubber? just put the sealant nozzle behind it
     
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    Its not going to damage the door as it is dense foam with alloy outer skin and plastic inner skin. Try get it dry (outside) pry the rubber away and inject sealant behind it.
    Mask around it like Terry said and it will be less messy.
    TWO person job ideally, one prying the rubber away one applying sealant

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    Thanks guys, will get on to it tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
    Your comments are greatly appreciated
    Maureen
     
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    Thanks for all your help, have sorted problem by prying away seal and injecting sealant as advised above. I really appreciate your help.
    Maureen
     
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