Originally Posted by AKCamper
Do you mind if I ask what was wrong with the window? Mine leaked like a sieve and I found out that it had no sealing tape at all. I put mine in storage this year unfixed. The window uses a foam tape that ETI sent me, but I don't live where the trailer is stored. The window is really easy to remove and re-install so I will do it myself next year. I was wondering if yours leaked too.
No leaks with our kitchen window, but there are two issues:
First, when the window is closed, the awning part of the window doesn't sit flush and seal up with the window frame/seal along one corner. One side fits in there nicely, while the other side has a noticeable ~5mm gap between the window and the frame. This misalignment also seems to make the window really hard to open and close snugly (which might have caused issue no. 2 below). I returned to ETI to have them address this the day after pickup, but it's only marginally better now (when new there was a significant amount of daylight coming in along the gap when "closed").
Second, the ratchet mechanism that opens the window doesn't seem to be operating properly. The window does open and close, but when the awning portion is at a point about 1-2 cm from the frame, the knob stops engaging and spins freely for several turns. It does this at the same point when both opening and closing the window, but the period of non-engagement seems to be increasing with use.
Neither of these issues are huge, but annoying on a new trailer. I'm a little worried about handing the new window over to someone else, and after reading some of the comments here I'm wondering if I shouldn't just hold on to the new window until the existing one completely fails or starts to leak at some point down the road.