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Old 07-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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Re: Leaking emergency exit windwow

Have any of you replaced the gasket yourself? My window does not leak yet, but the gasket hangs out in a couple of places where it stuck to the frame and stretched out. I will be at Bandon (San Francisco tonight), but I won't have time to drive up to the factory after we leave. It is something I don't mind doing it myself, but I'm not sure what to get.

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #12
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Re: Leaking emergency exit windwow

I replaced the gasket myself ..... it's an easy job. I just picked some up from the factory as I'm only 1/2 hour away. Maybe you could contact Escape and get Reace to bring you some down to the rally in Bandon.

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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Re: Leaking emergency exit windwow

This has happened to us, too. So we should ask Reace for a new gasket??

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #14
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Hi ....we have a 17b and have the same problem. The water pools in the bottom of the window and then overflows, resulting in a wet bed. Couldn't find any holes in ours so for a quick fix we taped up the window with plastic.....sure doesn't look good but has kept us dry till can find the problem. ..... and we open the window the sliding way.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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I drilled three weep holes spaced evenly in the bottom of our tip out emergency window. They are drilled down at an angle so they are below the level of the bottom of the gasket. They seem to work well. Also, when the sun comes out these allow that portion to dry out. Before drilling even after several days there was still water and gunk in the bottom of the trim. After drilling the aluminum showed so I touched them up with Rustoleum black enamel. Other than being round instead of the standard oblong, they are hardly noticeable. Still don't understand why Hehr didn't put weep holes in this window.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #16
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Tim,

What size drill bit did you use to drill those holes? And, how far below the bottom of the "trough" did you start?

So far, we haven't had any issues with our window. However, when we were washing it on our return from Osoyoos, I noticed the gasket has started to peel off at the bottom. So, it's only a matter of time.

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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Used my caliper depth gauge to determine depth of trim. Transferred that to the outside and drilled a small pilot hole just below that mark. Then enlarged to a final size of 1/8 inch at an upward angle. Put one hole in the middle and one each about 6 inches from the curve on each side. Rained yesterday in Longview and trim is dry today. It appears to me that standing water in contact with the adhesive on the trim weakens it over time and the trim begins to pull away opening and closing the window. Oh, I also lubricated the gasket material with the 303 protectant to prevent it from "pulling" every time the window is opened or closed.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:39 PM   #18
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Did anyone come up with a solution to this problem? I have had the gasket replaced twice and it has again pulled away from the window. I hate to keep bugging Reace about this since the factory replacement has not worked twice and I don't expect any better results a third time. I could take it to Camping World, but they will charge me >$50 just to look at it and still not guarantee the result. I looked at Tim's idea, but I am not that confident about drilling holes in the trailer.

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I looked at Tim's idea, but I am not that confident about drilling holes in the trailer.

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You don't drill holes in the trailer, they're in the window frame just like the stock weep holes... only round.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:22 PM   #20
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Did anyone come up with a solution to this problem? I have had the gasket replaced twice and it has again pulled away from the window. I hate to keep bugging Reace about this since the factory replacement has not worked twice and I don't expect any better results a third time. I could take it to Camping World, but they will charge me >$50 just to look at it and still not guarantee the result. I looked at Tim's idea, but I am not that confident about drilling holes in the trailer.

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Mine continues to work great. Where I had some pulling I resealed with a silicone gasket adhesive available at auto parts store. It is very sticky and if allowed to completely cure before closing the window has reattached the gasket. I continue to believe that it is important to lubricate the gasket and get the water out of there. Trailer sat outside all winter in Washington rain and gasket is still good. The weep holes are important to let the water out.
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