There have been a number of posts dealing with leaking cabover windows and the corrections. I don't ever slide my side cabover windows open and I'm wondering if there is a source for a framed non-opening cabover window? Wouldn't that eliminate the windows leaking?
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Mike LeBlanc, "The Digital Guy"
Professional Photographer, Retired Art Educator
Sour Lake, Texas
I think the front cabover windows they usually refer to is one on the nose...which your RV doesn't have! They have become a legend by ruining many Class C's..thus very few if any newer ones have the front widows anymore!
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One could use 4 inch Eternabond around the entire perimeter of the forward facing cabover window. This would be challenging to do so carefully as to have it look nice when done. I'm not sure how well Eternabond adheres to glass. However, this would not help with shattering of the forward facing cabover window from a rock - which happened to us a long way from home - what a disaster.
Also, I'm not so sure that a leaking forward facing window merits all the blame it gets. I'll bet the five forward facing running lights also contribute their share to rotted cabover walls and floors. We permanently sealed our cabover running lights so they will never be a problem. I also store our Class C so that the sun never shines on the cabover window, so drying out of the window and frame sealants will be slowed up or eliminated from weeks and weeks of storage.
Hahah.... Nope. LOL, seems like they all leak eventually, especially the front ones.
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I like what pnichols said, "...We permanently sealed our cabover running lights so they will never be a problem. I also store our Class C so that the sun never shines on the cabover window, so drying out of the window and frame sealants will be slowed up or eliminated from weeks and weeks of storage".
My question is: how did you "permanently seal" the cabover running lights?
I removed each running light, unplugged it from the wires leading into the coach and pushed the wires from the coach back into the hole, put a round piece of Eternabond completely over each hole, and then rescrewed the running light back into place. The screws had to be punched through the sticky Eternabond and were screwed into something solid behind - so no water will be going down the screw shafts either.
Now the running lights do not work, but are in place where they belong and cannot ever leak (as long as the Eternabond is intact). We rarely drive at night so the running lights were hardly ever turned on, anyway.
Since we don't sleep in the cabover section and only use it for minimal storage and the cabover window has only been opened for cleaning, I'm wondering if anybody has completely glued around the outside to stop water from getting into the channel and possibly the RV. I was originally considering replacing the window with a newly framed single piece of glass. I'm not so sure that just gluing up the window would be just as good...and cheaper. I seem to recall someone saying that they had done that. Thoughts, comments, suggestions, etc. appreciated.