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Old 07-08-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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soft spot beneath back window

Hi, Have been going through my camper inch by inch, and I found a soft spot beneath the back window above the bed. Seems to be about four inches by four inches and damp behind the wallpaper. The bottom screw on the window on the outside has rusted away, and the water seems to collect underneath the rubber gasket outside as well. Any thoughts about this leak? Has anyone had a similar problem? Any thoughts to how I might seal the window better without taking it out and reputtying behind it? Also, what is behind the paneling that would be spongy? Is it insulation or foam? Any help would be appreciated. It's been raining here daily so the sooner I locate the leak the better. I have used some silicone to seal some of the cracks, but it hasn't seemed to have affected it at all. Thanks. Ronny
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Hey Ronny,
I found this post, while searching for help with my water leak. Did you ever get any help with this problem?

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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No, you were the first reply. We bought this camper in July, and were getting it ready for our first camping trip when I found the soft spot beneath the window. It was hidden by the curtains. (arrow points to soft area inside camper)

We resealed the seams above the window, and went around the window frame with a silicone caulk to seal places that looked like potential leak areas. Then we removed the rubber piece that covered the window frame screws and found three of the screws had rusted out completely. They need to be replaced, but I temporarily covered them with silicone caulk to keep water from coming in because we were getting ready for our first camping trip in it. I believe this is the source of the leak because it has gotten no worse and has somewhat dried out around the interior window framt now. There are weep holes for the water that runs around the window frame, but apparently they had become clogged and the water just sat in the bottom of the frame, rusting out those screws I am guessing.
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That's the same place our front was leaking... I'll post what I've done, in the thread I started... Don't want to hijack your thread..
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