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Old 06-21-2018, 05:31 PM   #1
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Window Weatherstripping Coming Off

Has anyone had a problem with the window weatherstripping coming off the top corners of the awning windows?

On 5/31/18 I took delivery of a 2016 19 ft Escape trailer that was ETI's showroom model. Because of that, I assume that it spent most of its life indoors.

The weatherstripping is coming off the top corners of the rear windows, the emergency escape window by the bed (driver's side), and the driver's side window at the table. I don't know if they had those windows open or closed while on the showroom, or if that would have made any difference.

I contacted ETI about it a couple of days ago and am still waiting for a reply.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:10 PM   #2
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Has anyone had a problem with the window weatherstripping coming off the top corners of the awning windows?

On 5/31/18 I took delivery of a 2016 19 ft Escape trailer that was ETI's showroom model. Because of that, I assume that it spent most of its life indoors.

The weatherstripping is coming off the top corners of the rear windows, the emergency escape window by the bed (driver's side), and the driver's side window at the table. I don't know if they had those windows open or closed while on the showroom, or if that would have made any difference.

I contacted ETI about it a couple of days ago and am still waiting for a reply.

We had a little bit of the foam piece on the passenger side window by the bed loose last June or July. I pulled it a little more and used black 3m weatherstrip adhesive to put it back in place.

I just went out and pulled all the screens and took a look and all looks good.

Here is what I used if you want to give it a try.


https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...strip+adhesive


Edit, I do not think ours came loose by itself. We had let a young severely autistic child use our bathroom and after he came out we found the screen laying on the mattress and the weatherstrip pulled a bit.

Didn't say anything, just fixed it when we were home a few days later.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:08 PM   #3
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Has anyone had a problem with the window weatherstripping coming off the top corners of the awning windows?

On 5/31/18 I took delivery of a 2016 19 ft Escape trailer that was ETI's showroom model. Because of that, I assume that it spent most of its life indoors.

The weatherstripping is coming off the top corners of the rear windows, the emergency escape window by the bed (driver's side), and the driver's side window at the table. I don't know if they had those windows open or closed while on the showroom, or if that would have made any difference.

I contacted ETI about it a couple of days ago and am still waiting for a reply.
I just noticed this happening on our 2015 Escape 21 on the dinette window on the passenger side. I was planning on asking ETI about this. I would be interested in what they advise you do.

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:04 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that's an assembly flaw from the window manufacturer. If the weatherstripping is placed in with any kind of stretch to it, over time it shrinks slightly, and can pull away from the corners. Just a theory. It will be interesting to hear what the recommended fix is, or if it's just to replace the entire strip.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:52 PM   #5
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I'm guessing that's an assembly flaw from the window manufacturer. If the weatherstripping is placed in with any kind of stretch to it, over time it shrinks slightly, and can pull away from the corners. Just a theory. It will be interesting to hear what the recommended fix is, or if it's just to replace the entire strip.
That is my guess too! It appears that the weatherstripping was probably stretched too tightly when it was put on and it has shrunk.

Unfortunately, I am STILL waiting for a response from ETI so I don't have any answers yet. It rained here last night, so before it did, I went out and removed the window screens (what a pain to get back on!), tried to stretch the weather stripping back to where it's supposed to be, and then I quickly shut the windows to try to keep the weatherstripping in place. I haven't been out to check on it yet, but I'm afraid that the failing weatherstripping could lead to water damage in the trailer.
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You can place an order for the new stripping piece with escape to get you back in business.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:19 PM   #7
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Unfortunately, I am STILL waiting for a response from ETI so I don't have any answers yet. It rained here last night, so before it did, I went out and removed the window screens (what a pain to get back on!), tried to stretch the weather stripping back to where it's supposed to be, and then I quickly shut the windows to try to keep the weatherstripping in place. I haven't been out to check on it yet, but I'm afraid that the failing weatherstripping could lead to water damage in the trailer.

Did you use this email: PartsandService@escapetrailer.com


I find I get a quicker response (usually from Reece) when I use that email when I need an answer on a situation/question with the trailer.


Did any water get inside? Hope not!


Good luck!
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:09 AM   #8
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Did you use this email: PartsandService@escapetrailer.com


I find I get a quicker response (usually from Reece) when I use that email when I need an answer on a situation/question with the trailer.


Did any water get inside? Hope not!


Good luck!
No, I didn't have that email. I just used their sales email with Parts & Service as the title. But thank you, I will make note of that address!

No water got inside. Before it started raining I did my best to push the weatherstripping back into the corners and then I quickly shut the windows.

But I got a reply from Reace. He said he would send me enough weatherstripping to redo the windows. Yay! I'm pretty handy, so I'm thinking it would be easier for me to install the new weatherstripping than to have to haul my trailer back up to Chilliwack to have them fix it.

He also said that the weatherstripping that is coming off doesn't prevent water from getting in. I think he said there is some weatherstripping above that keeps the water out. Nevertheless, I paid extra for thermal windows, so I'd like to have weatherstripping that does the job.

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