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Old 11-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 17B with a sliding window at the bed area. It's been raining hard all day and I found water (damp, not standing) in the track inside where the window travels when you open it. I've checked the drain holes and they are clear. Trailer is level.

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Old 11-03-2017, 04:24 PM   #2
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Maybe wind pressure driving moisture into the vent holes?? Maybe condensate on the colder metal?? Are you using your trailer right now? Is it heated?
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
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Maybe wind pressure driving moisture into the vent holes?? Maybe condensate on the colder metal?? Are you using your trailer right now? Is it heated?
It's been a little windy.
Temp is around 54 ish
Not using, not heated
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:37 PM   #4
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Leaks

The only time this happened to us was on the 19. It was due to a driving rain all day. We installed the stick on gutters above all the opening windows and down the sides. No more leaks. My drains were a little plugged up and from then on I kept them clean(er) . Have not had a problem on the 21 and have been in some hard rains while under weigh.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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This is a timely post for me. I checked the mattress in our 2011 19 ft. last week and found it soaking wet. Wasn't sure where the water was coming from so I sprayed the trailer with a hose and found the water was pouring into the trailer through the back passenger side window. I emailed Reese and he suggested cleaning drain holes, levelling trailer and cleaning window track. I had the trailer sloping towards the rear, thinking that the water wouldn't pool on top of the awning. Bad decision, as the water was pouring right on to the window. Because it wasn't level, only one drain (there are 2) in the window frame was being utilized. I followed Reese's suggestions and we had a good rain storm yesterday. It appears my problem may be solved. However if the mattress doesn't dry out and mould developes I will be shopping for a new one.
I am investigating installing those little plastic downspouts or some kind of gutter system.
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:52 PM   #6
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I had the sealant used to bond the glass to the rv window frame break down and it was no longer water tight and it had no weep holes because it was a fixed window. Heavy rain would build water up and over into the inside frame channel. I would dry it out as needed and ultimately had the glass re-bonded to the frame.
You have weep holes but I'd check the glass to window frame bond also.
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:13 PM   #7
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We had this happen last summer. Rain had penetrated the seal between the top of window frame and the fibre glass. I duct taped the top of the window and it stopped the flow into the channel. Since then ETI have resealed all the windows with the material they use today. We had this occur after 6 summers of service.
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Should also point out that the trailer has never been under cover.
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I had the sealant used to bond the glass to the rv window frame break down and it was no longer water tight and it had no weep holes because it was a fixed window. Heavy rain would build water up and over into the inside frame channel. I would dry it out as needed and ultimately had the glass re-bonded to the frame.
You have weep holes but I'd check the glass to window frame bond also.
I had my trailer into Escape last spring for some work. They voluntarily drilled a few weep holes into the window frame on the drivers side.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:43 AM   #10
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Those holes in the escape window on the drivers side are standard, or used to be since 2013. Due to the curve of the exterior walls of the classic design, water would lay and not drain.
With the newer straight walls, not sure if still needed.
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HI
I have a 2011 17B with a sliding window at the bed area. It's been raining hard all day and I found water (damp, not standing) in the track inside where the window travels when you open it. I've checked the drain holes and they are clear. Trailer is level.

Any advice?

As always, thank you for the assistance!
Sherm, I’d check the drip system on your pot garden....You May need to redirect a sprinkler head away from your trailer
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Sherm, I’d check the drip system on your pot garden....You May need to redirect a sprinkler head away from your trailer
Dang. So obvious even I didn't notice. But I was in Arcata, playing in a drum circle and watching the Wizard of Oz to the soundtrack of Dark side of the Moon, so I have an excuse.
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Dang. So obvious even I didn't notice. But I was in Arcata, playing in a drum circle and watching the Wizard of Oz to the soundtrack of Dark side of the Moon, so I have an excuse.
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HI
I have a 2011 17B with a sliding window at the bed area. It's been raining hard all day and I found water (damp, not standing) in the track inside where the window travels when you open it. I've checked the drain holes and they are clear. Trailer is level.

Any advice?

As always, thank you for the assistance!
I had an issue with water from the roof running down the glass on the dinette slider. The drain holes managed most times, but in heavy rain they were overwhelmed, and water spilled over on the inside, saturating the cushions. By the time I noticed wet cushions, the track had drained, leaving me to wonder where the water had come from. But I finally caught it on the act.

My solution was to fabricate a gutter to interrupt and redirect the flow around the back corner of the window. The awning protected the front, but caused more to flow over the rear of the window.

I made a 10" gutter by cutting a piece of ˝" PEX in half and adhering it to the fiberglass just above the window; the 25˘ solution. No problem since.

I use latex caulk as glue so that it could be removed and modified, but I didn't, and it's still good after 2 seasons.

I'll post a picture when I get a chance.

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I had an issue with water from the roof running down the glass on the dinette slider. The drain holes managed most times, but in heavy rain they were overwhelmed, and water spilled over on the inside, saturating the cushions. By the time I noticed wet cushions, the track had drained, leaving me to wonder where the water had come from. But I finally caught it on the act.

My solution was to fabricate a gutter to interrupt and redirect the flow around the back corner of the window. The awning protected the front, but caused more to flow over the rear of the window.

I made a 10" gutter by cutting a piece of ˝" PEX in half and adhering it to the fiberglass just above the window; the 25˘ solution. No problem since.

I use latex caulk as glue so that it could be removed and modified, but I didn't, and it's still good after 2 seasons.

I'll post a picture when I get a chance.

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That's interesting because our 2015 model came with a rain gutter over that window installed by the factory.
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