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Old 05-17-2018, 07:38 AM   #1
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Resealing a Window with a Rubber Gasket

My new to me ribbed metal sided 184BH has a a window that was leaking. I removed it last night thinking I would replace the butyl tape only to find it has no tape but a rubber gasket. The gasket appears made onto the window frame itself and is form fitted to the shape of the ribs. How do I fix this? Do they sell new gaskets or do I use some type of sealant? Thanks in advance
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:52 AM   #2
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OSI Quad sealant in clear.

Put the window and gasket back in place. Then caulk/seal around the whole window. Yep, rain at 65mph will go uphill, trust me, I know.

Than take the rest of the tube and go over all the windows and doors.

Lots of posts you can search for Quad sealant

My 195RB had a leak and I found I could see outside through the gap.

Quad dries almost instantly and you have almost zero time to work it. Better to simply put it where you need it and let it set up. MUCH better than silicone products as it will adhere to anything (fingers) so be careful.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:00 AM   #3
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I would replace the old leaking rubber gasket/seal before applying an outer clear sealant bead. Replace the rubber gasket with butyl putty tape.

The OEM rubber window gasket/seals are made to be replaced and are utilized on most RV OEM windows from the factory (both fiberglass & aluminum sided) ...., and overtime are prone to leaking.

I replaced all my rubber gasket/seals on my prior 2005 Eagle with butyl putty tape when the first window started leaking.

Simple how-to:

My 2018 Jay Flight (aluminum sided) has the rubber window gaskets/seals and the first thing I did was run a bead of clear sealant along the top of the window frames and about 2" down each side (Jayco a few years back use to do this).

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So would you double the tape on the deep rib sections or just run one pass around the window frame?
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:13 PM   #5
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Yes, I would double it in the recessed areas and any access can be trimmed off after the window has set-up (8-12hrs).

Before you apply a final bead of clear sealer insure all the window frame screws are tight.

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