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Old 03-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Need advise on a leaky slider

My slider in the loft of a 5er is leaking.
I know I have seen it before and I have tried the search to no avail, but I am guessing the proper way to fix it is remove, clean re-seal and re-install..

Question is in a previous life someone had stock in RTV, (aka silicone) so that needs cleaned up and gone..

Secondly,, what is best to seal it with.


Thanks for your help..
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Earl, before you pull the window, check the weep holes on the outside... they need to be clear for water to drain and not migrate back inside the trailer. Typically the weep holes are covered with plastic covers. Take a piece of weed wacker line and run it through the holes to clear. Then, I check for leakage with a water hose.

I start with simple and move to more complex as needed. YMMV

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........ Take a piece of weed wacker line and run it through the holes to clear. .......
At what RPM would you run the weed wacker during this operation?
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #5
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Good one Tom !

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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the shafts of Duck Feathers work better ... .
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the shafts of Duck Feathers work better ... .

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the shafts of Duck Feathers work better ... .

I've got a pair of Mallards (a drake & a hen) in my pool as I type this, so I can likely get you some feathers if you want......
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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Hey it's snow goose season here now,, No shortage of feathers... Thanks everyone for the advise..
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:15 PM   #11
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Earl..leave the goose alone!

Use butyl and trim away ALL the squeezed out excess. Use Dicor NON leveling sealant around the edges.

If you use sillycone again, we will all send a flock of Seagulls to chase you down.

But try the weep holes first.
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That reminds be of the old saw of the difference between a fetish and a perversion,, but won't go there.

Can you send the seagull to the previous owner?? Or maybe it was the one before him???
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I feel your pain. I am going to dig out a 10 ft long 2 inch thick bead of sillycone the PO used to seal the awning rail this afternoon. ugh!
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #14
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I just discovered my front window is leaking also. It only rains a few times a year here. I rodded out the scuppers last night, so will check on it today and see if that was the problem. I hope it's not the window surround. Silicone is next to impossible to remove!
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