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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Windows and water leaks - DIY resealing the windows

There's been some discussion lately about water leaks. A possible source of leaks that is easy to forget about is windows. Some time ago, I posted a couple of threads about how I re-sealed my windows. Here's links to those threads for those that might be interested:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=window

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=window
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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I'll put a cap on the top of the window of clear geocel caulking.
Thanks, RVhiker, those are excellent references, but I'm not clear about the location of the geocel caulk. Does it go on the outside of the frame and the side of the trailer?
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Thanks, RVhiker, those are excellent references, but I'm not clear about the location of the geocel caulk. Does it go on the outside of the frame and the side of the trailer?
Right, where the edge of the window frame meets the side of the trailer. You can use the clear or white Geocel Proflex caulking. Poke a small hole in the end of the plastic nozzle on the caulking tube. Apply a small bead and smooth it with your finger. Have your finger wet with a soap and water solution and the caulking bead will be easier to smooth out. The idea is to put a cap of caulk on the top of the window, and around the top corners and down an inch or two on the side. You can use mineral spirits on a rag to clean up the window frame where caulk may have been smeared.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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To re-seal RV windows on my 2006 Jayco, I simply followed the instructions within:

Notes:
A- I removed the factory window "rubber foam" (located behind the window's lip) and replaced within butyl tape (available at RV parts stores)
B - Instead of silicone bead on window's outer upper window lip, I used RVProflex product (also available at many RV parts stores) instead.
C - As seen in the video, very easy 2 person DIY task. Especially if using a cordless screw driver.

Clean, simple and easy. Especially doing 2 x windows each weekend.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Yep, it's a really easy project, just did this a while back:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ht=x17z+window
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So what your saying, even with a fiberglass sided trailer [like mine] and the seal seems tight to the exterior wall, run a bead of Proflex around the top and down the sides of the window as an extra insurance? There's not much to seal there as the rubber window seal tapers down to about 1/16th of an inch., or maybe I'm missing something [which usually happens]. My trailer is only a year old and I want to do everything possible to ensure its durability. Terry
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So what your saying, even with a fiberglass sided trailer [like mine] and the seal seems tight to the exterior wall, run a bead of Proflex around the top and down the sides of the window as an extra insurance? There's not much to seal there as the rubber window seal tapers down to about 1/16th of an inch., or maybe I'm missing something [which usually happens]. My trailer is only a year old and I want to do everything possible to ensure its durability. Terry
I would, fairly easy way to make sure they don't leak.
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Any one know where to buy Geocel Proflex caulking in Canada, especially southern Ontario? Thanks.
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Any one know where to buy Geocel Proflex caulking in Canada, especially southern Ontario? Thanks.
Visit many RV dealer parts stores. This http://www.viaretailparts.com/schrec...007123_300.jpg item (in white or clear versions) is most often standard stock "on shelf" itemů.

If wondering, not available at Canadian Tire, Wall-Mart / K-Mart stores. Only available at RV Dealer "parts stores".
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When resealing windows did you guys place the butyl on the trailer wall (like in the video) or on the window itself?
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