Leaking Burro front window & weep holes - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Leaking Burro front window & weep holes

VERY leaky front window. I kept putting off tackling removing the multi-patched silicone-laden thing. Taped a shoelace along the inside gutter of the window and down to a big bucket on the floor to suck the water into one place instead of ALL OVER the cushions and floor. After a day or two of rain, I'd empty out 1/2 gallon of water!
Finally taped a plastic sheet over the outside of the window. At least then I knew it was the window and not the overhead vent or the middle seam .... although, it could still be the attachment of the rock guard.
Warmer weather comes and I head out to start the window dismantle with an crowbar and an axe (ha).
After many many hours on this site, I realize I'd better check the weep holes in the window first. I don't know what 'weep holes' look like... turns out they're not holes, but long slots. Turns out I can't find mine. .... Until I look very carefully... and there they are! ... AT THE TOP OF THE WINDOW!!
Yep, the window was put in upside down.
Twofold baddie: doesn't let the water drain out... and a veritable faucet on top for letting the water in. Tsk.

I left the window in. And used my angle grinder cutting wheel to cut new weep holes in the bottom, and patched the top holes.
The rains haven't yet come, but it passed the 'hose test'.
Now I have a dry Burro ... well, O.K.... so far

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Old 05-21-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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Nice investigative work! I'm sure quality control slipped a few times at the Burro plant. Hope this solves your problem.

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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Good job on finding the problem and your fix was the way to go to prove it. A whole lot easier than pulling the window.
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