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Old 04-04-2018, 10:21 PM   #1
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I think it might be a good idea to:

Have that new motorhome re-sealed as soon as you buy it. Better yet, Work a deal with the dealer when you are buying from them to have it re-sealed before delivery. We have had our 2016 Quantum WS31 since last April. It needs everything re-sealed, slide trim, roofing junctions, cab to coach, furnace & water heater trim, you name it. Most all of it has a gap & is pulled away from the other surface. Fortunately, we have local independent shops here in town that value customer service. It will be done by the end of next week. And, that will be with the owner & his son gone to Arizona for a funeral.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:29 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that this happened!!
Let's all hope that the job is done right: this time!
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:32 PM   #3
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I agree with this. Also the window seals probably need to be redone as well and done correctly.

My outer frameless window seals were coming off at the corners because they were relaxing back to their natural position from being stretched a to make it around the bend.

I had a notable publicly traded dealership fix it under warranty, they cut the seal and filled in the extra gap with black silicone. I was expecting them to lay down a new seal on the window not some backwoods fix.

Also, our hot water heater has leaked since before we had it from the outside elements. We had to reseal the outer seal and the inner panel as the Atwood motherboard was getting wet in the rain causing erratic behavior with our furnace.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:56 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear that this happened!!
Let's all hope that the job is done right: this time!
Thanks, Bob! I know you feel our pain!
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:58 PM   #5
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I agree with this. Also the window seals probably need to be redone as well and done correctly.

My outer frameless window seals were coming off at the corners because they were relaxing back to their natural position from being stretched a to make it around the bend.

I had a notable publicly traded dealership fix it under warranty, they cut the seal and filled in the extra gap with black silicone. I was expecting them to lay down a new seal on the window not some backwoods fix.

Also, our hot water heater has leaked since before we had it from the outside elements. We had to reseal the outer seal and the inner panel as the Atwood motherboard was getting wet in the rain causing erratic behavior with our furnace.
I told the owner of the shop, "just fill up a paint sprayer and hit the whole thing!" LOL
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:17 PM   #6
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I had a notable publicly traded dealership fix it under warranty, they cut the seal and filled in the extra gap with black silicone. I was expecting them to lay down a new seal on the window not some backwoods fix.
Believe it or not, the black silicone may do the job permanently. Years ago I bought a one year old Chevy truck from a guy who had just had the windshield replaced. Of course, it leaked badly the first time it rained so I took it back to the w/s shop (about 40 miles one way!) and had them reseal it. Well, next rain, leaks again soooo, I took a tube of black silicone and ran a bead under the molding and around the bottom of the w/s where it was leaking; I did it in such a way that the silicone wasn't showing so it didn't look "shade tree". Darn thing never leaked again and I owned it for 6-7 more years.

Of course, we would all rather have something fixed the RIGHT way and not have corners cut but sometimes the shortcut may fix the issue permanently. Where that seal may stretch or contract, causing it to leak again, the silicone may outlast the unit. Good luck!
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:15 AM   #7
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Believe it or not, the black silicone may do the job permanently. Years ago I bought a one year old Chevy truck from a guy who had just had the windshield replaced. Of course, it leaked badly the first time it rained so I took it back to the w/s shop (about 40 miles one way!) and had them reseal it. Well, next rain, leaks again soooo, I took a tube of black silicone and ran a bead under the molding and around the bottom of the w/s where it was leaking; I did it in such a way that the silicone wasn't showing so it didn't look "shade tree". Darn thing never leaked again and I owned it for 6-7 more years.

Of course, we would all rather have something fixed the RIGHT way and not have corners cut but sometimes the shortcut may fix the issue permanently. Where that seal may stretch or contract, causing it to leak again, the silicone may outlast the unit. Good luck!
If we had a window that was meant to be closed and sealed, that would be different. But this is a double pane Behr frameless window that opens outwards. After that fix was applied, I had to wait for the silicone to dry and use a razor blade to cut it away from the window so I could open it.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:07 PM   #8
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Update: The Q is all sealed up! Roof seams and all side attachment points & trim seams. Here's hoping no more leaks. Evidently the control board for the furnace was wet, because now it won't malfunction at the shop... go figure, right.
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