Originally Posted by CampyTime
When camping trailer is level but not in my driveway parked. I guess the only recall of that window I have while camping and raining is returning to the trailer while raining and having forgotten to close window. Water was running down inside of trailer along ray fur and window was only open a little bit.
I think I will call Hehr. Carol I have heard of drilling frame I think but not sure where to do this, what size drill bit and how deep to drill. Would make me nervous without guidance. I can post pic of outer window of you might be able to mark up photo, and show me how to proceed.
I could try leveling trailer as well. Right now it's leaning toward that side on my driveway which probably makes situation worse?
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I used a very small metal drill bit (as I recall only about 1/8") and only went through one piece of metal - on the outside lower window frame lip (the frame attached to the trailer) as close to the bottom of the track as I could - two holes. Just enough to allow the water to drip out of the frame.
As Gordon suggest taking to Hehr is a good idea as they may have a better suggestion but your correct the link provided and the suggestion made by Hehr to fix the window in the thread is in regards to a different window design (jalousie style windows) and not applicable as the frames are not at all the same type as what you are dealing with.
BTW I recall when I first noted the water collecting in the lower track i pulled the window right out and reinstalled it using butyl tape to see if that was the issue - when I pulled it off there was not much sealant under the frame (in fact none on the lower parts of the frame, so I hoped that would fix it. It did not fix the problem completely but I did note there was less water collecting in the lower inside frame after. When I resealed the window I did add more butyl tape to the top of the frame and the sides than what had been on it and tapering if off the amount that was on it as I came down the sides. That changed very slightly the angle the window sat on the trailer which may account for why it collected less water after I did that. It would also explain that if the trailer was not level side to side and lower on the door side why the window frame would collect more water in it as well.
Its been awhile since I did it but I seem to recall that I actually took the closing mechanism apart and cleaned it up and used some WD 40 or something similar which helped it close a bit tighter. That also reduced the water intake a bit. Which suggests the seal on the the frame where the frame portion on the trailer and the moving frame of the actual window itself meet was/is not as good as it could have been.
Good luck with it.