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URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby diskman on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:06 pm

75 Travco 270. Sliding windows are leaking water into the RV. Have standing water on the counter and under the electrical center.

WHY.

Seems that the aluminum channels are filling up and dumping into the interior.

HELP.

2 inches more rain on the way tonight.
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Re: URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:23 am

There are small holes in the slides on the outside to let the water drain. If they are stopped up with debris they will leak inside.
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Re: URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby diskman on Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:58 am

Yes.. Yes there is. Found em and cleaned em. Also turning the Travco around helped also. We got 6+ inches of rain here. New record. Mayor called it "The 100 year rain.".
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Re: URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby Acesneights on Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:16 pm

They are a lousy desing. Most important things to do are keep the drain holes clean(I drilled mine bigger) and make sure the Travco is parked level when it's raining. I eventually wanna toss all the windows and get ones that screw to the camper like the newer RV's have. They are much better.
Rain gutters over the windows help too.
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Re: URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby 77Travco on Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:41 am

I have the same issue. I need to drill the drain holes bigger and am considering gutters above the windows.
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Re: URGENT. Leaking windows!

Unread postby diskman on Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:01 am

I have made a mental note to always park the Travco with the nose HIGHER than the rear. That was the drains will function properly.

Adding gutters would help tons also. I really need to update my windows and seals...

Maybe this fall.
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