Originally Posted by altar1
<snip> So how does one know which trailers use "dry fit" windows? Tom
For my TT (at a seasonal site), I was under the TT doing Spray Foam preparation tasks and noticed a dark water stain - from its inner tin and its outer wood area. It was under a window area. I asked my CG owner about this stain and he stated its side window was leaking "within its inner wall", and dripping out the bottom. He suggested I pull that window out and simply re-seal it. So, I pulled its window out and sure enough, it was leaking. Its inner wood frame has dark water stains as well. And, its leak couldn't be seen from the outer or inner sides. With window pulled out, I immediately noticed it was using a dry rubber seal (between outer TT siding and window's inner lip). I couldn't tell if it was dry or soft buddy sealed from the window's outside. After re-sealing that window, I did its other 10 windows (11 windows in total) as well. To my surprise, 2 other windows were leaking and they had NO leaking signs at all - until I pulled the window out. Finding our 1st window leak (which lead to all 11 windows being re-sealed) was discovered by luck. Positive luck. This saved all windows and our TT's inner wood walls "just in time". Especially the 1 window - that was leaking much more then its other windows....
For me, I couldn't tell if my TT's windows were factory sealed with dry rubber or with proper soft putty - until I removed the window
(and seen the factory seal with my own eyes).
Hope this helps....