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Old 04-13-2016, 10:02 AM   #15
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My 1988 front window seal had spread apart at least a 1/4" and had been leaking for quite some time before I bought the trailer. I filled the gap with my old standby good quality white acrylic latex caulk and after it dried "painted" it with a black magic marker. It has held up two years so far. Go ahead and point and laugh, it works for me!

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:24 AM   #16
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Sooo.. After trips to two auto shops and buying what I thought was caulk but really adhesive, we've decided to try black silicon caulk from Home Depot. Taped the Windows so not to make a mess. Cut the tip off a turkey baster and squeezed the tip with pliers so the caulk would get "into" the gap and not just on top.
We will see how it works this week with the forecasted rain. If this doesn't work we will take the Windows out and flip the strip.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:31 AM   #17
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I use the same procedure as Ian outlined. If you can see light between the ends of the gasket after 1 year the gasket was not seated properly and was cut too short. The gasket need to be replaced and resealed.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:03 PM   #18
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Sounds like some good advice here. For what its worth.. this is an excerpt of what Kent Eveland said about my front window leak:

What you have is the weather stripe adhesive has come off. The best thing to do here is to clean it up, purchase a small tube at a local auto parts store (you can send us a copy of the bill) and reseal it. The entire gap should be filled and sealed up to and a little bit on the lower part of the window. What will happen in this type of leak is that water runs down the window and funnels into the gap.

I should add that I told him I was willing to DIY. Of course if I brought it back they would have done the work

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