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Old 09-25-2018, 03:58 PM   #1
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To the more experienced campers, we're looking for a bit of your knowledge.
We have a leak in our bathroom window.
My husband is going to look for the weep holes and go from there. Does anyone know if the jalousie windows have weep holes as well?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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To the more experienced campers, we're looking for a bit of your knowledge.
We have a leak in our bathroom window.
My husband is going to look for the weep holes and go from there. Does anyone know if the jalousie windows have weep holes as well?
Thanks
Ann and Joe
The Jalousie type windows made by Hehr in my 2015 Scamp have weep holes (or maybe I should say weep rectangles). If the problem is not clogged weep holes and the camper is only three years old, I would suspect faulty installation (not probable), or another leak that only appears to be from the window. BTW I thought in 2015 they did not put windows in bathrooms.

Regardless, perhaps this might help...

http://www.hehrintl.com/pdf/Hehr%20Service%20Manual.pdf
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thank you. We'll look that site over too. I have to correct myself because we bought the camper in 2015 but it was a 2014.
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Thank you. We'll look that site over too. I have to correct myself because we bought the camper in 2015 but it was a 2014.
Are you parked level? Being on too much of a tilt in any direction can create overflow to the inside of the trailer.
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Are you parked level? Being on too much of a tilt in any direction can create overflow to the inside of the trailer.
To expand on that... is this leak a case of water getting on the rat fur, floor etc? Or is the water in the window frame? If the latter, that is normal and the water should be contained in the window frame, and drain out when level or moving. But as K.C. suggested, extreme tilt can result in some "spillage."
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Hi Annie,
Not sure if you have the same window we have, but the seals on our window dried out and shrunk and pulled away at the edges, allowing some water to leak in. I pulled out the old seal and installed a new seal and that seems o have helped a lot. In one of the pictures, you can see the shrinkage and smaller size compared to the newer seal next to it.
While I was at it, I also replaced the opening arm assembly since the old sliding plastic pieces on the old one where no longer there, preventing tight closure.
If you have the three piece window, then this information probably doesn't help much.
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H... the seals on our window dried out and shrunk and pulled away at the edges, allowing some water to leak in. ...
But in a three year old trailer? Seems to me that would be more likely in a trailer much older than the OP's one.
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I have the window like Radar1 has.
The gasket is a fragile design as is the mechanism.
I kept in good working order for 14 years,but I don't think it can be prevented from leaking when placed on the front of the trailer and towed at highway speeds in a heavy rain.


If you must reglue the gasket, keep it lubricated as the window frame put a lot of stress on the gasket when closing.


The mechanism recently broke again so I sealed it shut and installed the power vent that Scamp is now using. The window now makes a nice natural light and it no longer leaks.

They do make a rockguard kit for it which might help...
I've got one in the hoardware store somewhere. Are you going to Sebring?
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Thank you for all the replies. We are planning on going to Sebring
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Thanks, Dave. Joe is going to read all of the posts too.
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