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Old 08-21-2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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Water leaking through passenger side window

Challenger 37TB. Please check out this video. I finally found where the water was coming in. Anyone ever have this issue and what did find worked to resolve? Thanks
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:27 PM   #2
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Challenger 37TB. Please check out this video. I finally found where the water was coming in. Anyone ever have this issue and what did find worked to resolve? Thanks
Clean out weep holes in bottom track of window where the rubber seal meets the wall
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:31 PM   #3
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I just put this on my 27.1 ACE. Works great.

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Old 08-21-2017, 11:45 PM   #4
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looks like the factory caulking above the exterior of the window didn't get totally filled in...add some, should easily solve your problem.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
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I have the exact same issue with my 2017 KT. I bought EZE gutters and put them around the top and sides of the Pax and drvs windows and that has helped somewhat... but the amount of water off the roof, like your video shows, is too much for them to direct away that much water from the window. I just went out in the rain to clean out the weeping holes and see if they are clogged up or not flowing draining freely to the outside.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:16 PM   #6
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The upper glass on my passenger window had gaps in the glue attaching the glass to the frame. CW couldn’t grasp the problem during warranty, so I ended up sealing across the top and sides of the window with silicone sealant. The space between the glass and side wall made for a pretty much invisible fix.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:17 PM   #7
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Clear silicone caulking is our bestest friend.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:50 AM   #8
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Had the same problem on my old Palazzo. As Don mentioned earlier, if you clean out the weep holes in the bottom window track, it will solve it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:44 PM   #9
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Does anybody have any links for cleaning out the weep holes on frameless front windows? I can't see any weep holes like that shown on older styles windows. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:06 AM   #10
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Here is a link to the Service Manual. http://www.hehrintl.com/pdf/Hehr%20Service%20Manual.pdf

Unfortunately there are no pictures in the part that explains cleaning out the weep holes. If I remember correctly there were no weeping hole covers. I used a thin twist tie to clean them out on mine. Once cleaned out you can see the water flow out from between the window and down the side of the RV. Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:16 PM   #11
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I am having it now on a 2017 kt challenger. I really believe it is from the awning that is mounted on the roof that is channeling water to the window. Thinking of building a little damn to channel it further forward.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:20 PM   #12
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I have the exact same issue with my 2017 KT. I bought EZE gutters and put them around the top and sides of the Pax and drvs windows and that has helped somewhat... but the amount of water off the roof, like your video shows, is too much for them to direct away that much water from the window. I just went out in the rain to clean out the weeping holes and see if they are clogged up or not flowing draining freely to the outside.
I think it is from the awning on top of roof channeling the water right above the window, because it doesn't do it on other side. Now how to fix.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:51 PM   #13
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I added a channel to the front of the awning track but those big rains were no match Ugh. Gonna really pursue this weep hole cleaning just to see if it provides some relief
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:59 PM   #14
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Looks like the same issue on another thread. DCBenny's recommendation appears to be the fix
http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f17...ndow-7864.html
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:22 PM   #15
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Last year i had the passenger widow leaking from the top of the window. After that trip i cleanned out the weep holes, no real dirt came out and it wasn't the problem. I then used clear silicone around the top 3rd of the outer gasket where the factory silicone was. Again still leaking. Next step was up on the roof and where the front cap curved around to the wall i noticed the the paint covering both had separated maybe 1/16". I peeped it and applied a small bead of silicone then prayed for rain. Wha Hoo problem solved. Then went back and re siliconed the remaining corners.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:48 PM   #16
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Been going nuts trying to find this leak I tried what I thought was everything I could think of. Having the same area window leak issue, so I Just tried the cleaning of the weep holes trick found here on the forum. Hopefully it solves the problem. Fingers crossed for the next rain storm.

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Old 01-12-2020, 08:49 PM   #17
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I found slots in the bottom of window track. But right below them it’s solid. If water goes thru that hole where is it supposed to run out?
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:05 PM   #18
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Jimbo,

Water drains from slots in the bottom of the outside window frame moulding. I used one of those small cans of compressed air for electronics with the long tube, to blow out the track and slots inside. Some dirt, debris, and a little water drained out of the outside slots. So far, so good on the leak.

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