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Old 01-18-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Cap Sealing Frameless Windows

I asked a Jayco salesman yesterday at an RV show if the frameless windows on my Whitehawk needed to be cap sealed and he said that the rubber seal should do the job with no cap seal needed and I disagree with that. Anyone cap seal theirs?

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Old 01-18-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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Not mine but I have only had it one season and haven't really done any research into how they are sealed

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Old 01-18-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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Excuse my ignorance but what is a cap seal?
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:25 PM   #4
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My windows are not frameless, but I believe that the frameless windows are put in the same way as my framed windows - a ring on the inside, screws go from the inside ring to the outside window structure and are tightened to squeeze the two halves of the window together. There is a foam strip between the side of the trailer and the window structure which makes a seal. That foam strip does not make for a lifetime install and can leak.

A cap seal is a bead of caulk applied at the place where the structure of the window meets the side of the trailer, all across the top and down the sides at least past the curve. The caulking helps insure against leaks. For more leak protection, many have removed the windows and replaced the factory foam seal with butyl and applied a cap seal . Windows are a common source of leakage, and at least the caulk cap is a good idea.
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