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Old 05-17-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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window leak or condensation?

It has been rainy and very windy today. Humidity was high but temps are slowly falling. Windows were slowly condensing, but that has happened before. I noticed on three windows there was a slight drip. On one it was running down the glass. Have never had that happen before. Not sure if its the condensation or the wind blowing rain in. I have a 2014 eagle fifth wheel with the smooth fiberglass sides. On two of the windows, I noticed a small slit at the top center. Should I caulk those or are they meant to be there?
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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And also, on the window with water running down the inside, will that water fall to the bottom of frame and out the weep holes? It isn't running down the wall below window.
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I can't answer any of these questions beyond what I think ... I've often seen this inside window condensation during our cooler months - when I'm running the heat and the outside temps are cool/cold. Cool/cold may be subjective here. No problem observed during our AC usage months.
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The windows are installed with a thin foam weatherstripping. I replaced a window on the X23B and noted that it appeared to have had a small amount of water get into the wall. Not enough to cause rot tho. I used butyl tape on the new window. When you are able hose down the suspect window and see if you can get it to leak. The framed windows aren't too difficult to remove/install, screws around the frame on the inside and the window pops out (have a helper).
Hopefully it's just condensation. We leave a vent open to help out with that.
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I've often wondered about sealing the upper slit as well, is it there to vent out any trapped moisture?
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:35 PM   #6
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On two of the windows, I noticed a small slit at the top center.
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I've often wondered about sealing the upper slit as well, is it there to vent out any trapped moisture?
My trailer is from 2011, so it may have different windows. But, on my trailer's window frames the slits are all at the bottom of the window and I thought are there to allow water leaking between the outside of the glass and the window frame to leak out.

Do your trailer's windows have weep holes at the bottom, as well as the slits at the top?
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:29 PM   #7
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Were you running the ac/heat? It sounds like condensation to me. But then again, after the winter we just had...anything's possible. Could water have frozen and expanded causing a seperation and leak? Possibly. Keep a good eye on it and if you're still feeling iffy..take it into a repair shop and let them look at it.
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I had the electric heater fireplace running is all. I do have slits on the tops, but have to take a look this weekend to see where weep holes are. This is my second season with this unit and haven't noticed this before. As said before though, very rainy, extremely windy, and quite humid. Think I'll have my wife spray windows outside and I'll inspect inside and see what happens. The three leaky windows were all on windy side of unit, for what it's worth
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I thought about caulking the slits, buy I'll do the spray test first. Don't want to jump the gun and caulk something that shouldn't be caulked. If water is on inside of glass, will that drain out weep holes as well?
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No, not from inside. I have framed windows on my unit and have never noticed a slit at the top of the windows. Then again, I never really looked to be honest. I know I have two at the bottom for drainage. Just doesn't make sense to me that they'd put holes in the top of a window intensionally. What will that accomplish?
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