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Old 09-12-2018, 01:43 AM   #1
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On a less controversial subject... Fixed Windshield Leak

We had 3 leaks and upside down gasket on our original factory installed windshield. After warranty covered window replacement we still had a leak, although, only one leak. The leak was caused by the fact that part of the bead of 3M sealant rolled down and made an opening in the seal when the installer pressed to the body flange. Condensation that ran off the roof would get past the gasket and gap in the sealant and run down the inside of the windshield. Glass installer came out and applied more 3M sealant on the inside in the area of the leak. Unfortunately that didnít work either. I did a quick Internet research and found some flowable silicone sealant for windshield leaks. My Son pulled the rubber gasket forward to access the area where the window glass meets the body. Applied a bead of Permatex sealant along the entire length of the upper edge of the window. Problem solved. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-12-2018, 02:20 AM   #2
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Is the split gap in the windshield gasket between the wipers a drain or should it b sealed? About 1/8th inch gap.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:24 AM   #3
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Itís actually a drain. The inside of the gasket is designed like a sort of rain gutter that empties at that gap. From the factory they installed my first gasket with the split at the top. That doesnít work.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:47 PM   #4
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Glad to hear that you got it beat!
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:03 PM   #5
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Itís actually a drain. The inside of the gasket is designed like a sort of rain gutter that empties at that gap. From the factory they installed my first gasket with the split at the top. That doesnít work.
mine is also like that on my 2019 thor 29m hurricane...I didn't think it was right....what did thor say?????seems like they would go out to the shop and tell the guy doing it wrong to quit doing it wrong....????
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:07 PM   #6
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My Winnebago had a leak at the top of the windshield gasket. This stuff fixed it right up. Iíve used it on vehicles for years and itís readily available at Auto Zone and the like.
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