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Old 08-26-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question leaking windows in UHAUL

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Does anyone out there with a UHAUL have leaking windows? We have two that leak in heavy rain and have tried caulking them with no luck....are there replacement windows available???

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Joanne,

I hate to say this but a better question is, "Doe any Uhaul owner NOT have leaking windows?" Well, some would answer that they do not.

Several members have undertaken to fix the leaky windows. If you search for Bridget and you will find a wonderful explanation of how to fix leaky windows (using a butter knife ). The person who posted this is actually listed as Bridget T, but without the T, you get several postings of people talking about fixing leaky windows.

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Bridget's UHaul Window Post

This is probably what you're looking for.

Uhaul Side Windows
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Are the weep holes at the bottom of the window tracks clear? If not the water may go in rather than out. When these were new they had covers that pointed down and provided some capillary action to clear the holes. I think you can find weep hole covers on google / eBay. I have seen two sizes, though.

You could start by checking the channels for caked on dirt.

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Before replacing the windows I would reseal them- here is a video on how to do that. The windows may leak but then will allow the water weep out thru weep holes, they are built this way. As long as water is not getting inside the trailer they are fine. Here is the link Video..Applying Butyl Tape to your Boler Windows
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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We had to seal all our windows, and did so inside and out, making sure the drains were cleared... And testing several, several times.
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Just be careful about putting caulk and stuff over the outside of the window frame. Eventually it will fail and then you'll have a mess to clean up. You may want to look at moving the bulk of the water around the window. Check out this link: The Original RV and Marine Gutters

You can purchase a 10' section at Camping World. Cheap compared to damage or aggrevation! EZE RV Gutter System, 10' - Product - Camping World
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I installed the CW gutters over all my windows and hatches on my Eggcamper, no leaks. They come in 2 colors, bright or antique white.
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I installed the CW gutters over all my windows and hatches on my Eggcamper, no leaks. They come in 2 colors, bright or antique white.
Do you have a picture with gutter?
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Do you have a picture with gutter?
Norm, if you look at my last thread- New egg hatch....
you will see a piece I installed over the hatch.
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"installed over the hatch"

Thanks I checked out the picture. Did you handle the windows the same way, a straight piece across the top or did you wrap the windows on three sides.
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"installed over the hatch"

Thanks I checked out the picture. Did you handle the windows the same way, a straight piece across the top or did you wrap the windows on three sides.
I came down maybe 2" on each corner following the curvature-look at my install of the yellow awning thread, you may see the window gutters there.
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Thanks guys!
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"installed over the hatch"

Thanks I checked out the picture. Did you handle the windows the same way, a straight piece across the top or did you wrap the windows on three sides.
here is a picture of the gutter and curvature
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