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Old 05-01-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Gen 2 top hinge window leak

Anyone one else have the new generation 2 window leak on the dual pane top hinged windows? Outside, if you look sideways at the top hinge. At the top you can see where the hinge end compresses into the gasket material, there is a small void/gap/ there. Yes it's very very very small I know. And all the windows appear to have that micro small void, on each end of every top hinge. Water goes in there and comes out inside at that top location where that gasket meets the metal frame, although visually there is no defect to see. Ignore where the window glass touchest the gasket, that's fine, no leaks. But inside the trailer looking up with a flashlight, where that gasket is fitted into the metal frame, water is squeezing in between gasket and ALU frame. My two back windows do this, the over the spare tire ones. Eze gutters are my first plan of attack.

I just wondered if anyone that has this knows an better fix? The roof channels a lot of water to these two windows and no other windows are doing it. If anyone else wants to check theirs take a flashlight and look up in this area for moisture droplets squeezing out between the gasket and aluminum, they are very small, mainly where the end of that hinge would be located. You have to guess being inside looking up.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:43 PM   #2
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Anyone one else have the new generation 2 window leak on the dual pane top hinged windows? Outside, Look sideways at the top hinge. At the top you can see where the hinge compresses into the gasket, there is a small void/gap/ there. Yes very very small. Water goes in there and comes out inside at that top location where that gasket meets the metal frame. Ignore where the window glass touchest the gasket, that's fine, no leaks. But inside the trailer looking up with a flashlight, where that gasket is fitted into the metal frame, water drips. I just wondered if anyone that has this knows an easy fix?
Following this thread

will have to go look on ours....
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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gocamp, is there any way to get a picture? Probably a tough spot for that...
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Eze gutters are my first plan of attack.
That would be a warranty issue. ETI would be my first plan and let them resolve it.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:43 PM   #5
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I just went out and checked mine, there is a metal hinge cover along like 90% of the top and at each corner it stops. I inspected my gasket and it was flush against the exterior, no gaps. Went inside and pulled away the mattress along the back wall, all dry, no sign of water. Are you sure your water is not coming in from the refrigerator vent issue. I thought my front window was unsealed around the sides and bottom as there was no sealant and there was water under the dinette. After sealing the front window sides I got water under the bed and refer, turns out it was the refer vent problem which hopefully has been resolved for now. No more water inside.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:27 PM   #6
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Have gaps on 2 smaller windows front dinette driver & kitchen in my 2017 17b. Windows will be replaced by ETI. Gaps were @ bottom so not like your issue. Just FYI.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:58 PM   #7
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My side windows new, were hard to close, left gaps until they were used several times and now close perfectly. Almost like the gasket needed warming and then reseated to allow the window to properly close.
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The gap/void is about the size of this . period on all my windows. You may need a magnifyng glass. Not coming in from the refrigerator vent. Any ideas on what to clean the fiberglass with to make the eze gutters stick good?
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The gap/void is about the size of this . period on all my windows. You may need a magnifyng glass. Not coming in from the refrigerator vent. Any ideas on what to clean the fiberglass with to make the eze gutters stick good?


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Anyone one else have the new generation 2 window leak on the dual pane top hinged windows? Outside, if you look sideways at the top hinge. At the top you can see where the hinge end compresses into the gasket material, there is a small void/gap/ there. Yes it's very very very small I know. And all the windows appear to have that micro small void, on each end of every top hinge. Water goes in there and comes out inside at that top location where that gasket meets the metal frame, although visually there is no defect to see. Ignore where the window glass touchest the gasket, that's fine, no leaks. But inside the trailer looking up with a flashlight, where that gasket is fitted into the metal frame, water is squeezing in between gasket and ALU frame. My two back windows do this, the over the spare tire ones. Eze gutters are my first plan of attack.

I just wondered if anyone that has this knows an better fix? The roof channels a lot of water to these two windows and no other windows are doing it. If anyone else wants to check theirs take a flashlight and look up in this area for moisture droplets squeezing out between the gasket and aluminum, they are very small, mainly where the end of that hinge would be located. You have to guess being inside looking up.
bummer....thanks for sharing the info concerning the new Gen 2 windows....
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