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Leaking windows - Thor Hurricane 2002

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Leaking windows - Thor Hurricane 2002

Postby Neil Mckay » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:34 pm

Hi
We have and issue with damp leaking in at front of RV. Initially we thought it was from the roof area at front RHS. We have had some serious rain and it appears that the rain is coming through / around windows or the frames and filling up the inside channels and then they overflow and run down sides onto carpet.

Has anyone any ideas or solutions to this problem. I have run sealant round all windows awaiting to see what next rain storm brings us.

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Re: Leaking windows - Thor Hurricane 2002

Postby Damon3272 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:18 pm

The window frames have drains make sure they are not blocked first,they are in the bottom of the channel in the front and rear of each frame,they fill with dirt and debris and when blocked the water come inside.
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Re: Leaking windows - Thor Hurricane 2002

Postby Mrtibbs » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:11 am

Hi Niel
If Colin's suggestion doesn't fix the ingress then the way forward is to undo all the screws that hold the window frame in place and remove the entire frame. Once it is out then use a blunt instrument to remove all of the original mastic (it will probably be hard and cracked) from both the frame and the coach body and clean up bath surfaces. next is to apply a dead of sealant to the frame and replace it back into the hole in the body.
This should provide you with a good seal on the window frame for years to come. If you find that one frame has got dried and cracked mastic, you can guess what your next job is going to be as soon as the weather improves can't you?
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Re: Leaking windows - Thor Hurricane 2002

Postby Neil Mckay » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:48 pm

Hi Both,

Many thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

1. We have cleaned out the drainage holes and they run clear.
2. The comment to remove the whole window frame is probably what I have to do.

I can see myself having some fun soon.

It is a good job we are in Southern Spain, we haven't had too much rain but the forecast is a bit mixed so I will wait for a dry spell.
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