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I need to clean out the window tracks. Can the weatherstrip that is removed to do this be placed back on the windows, or do I need to put a new weatherstrip on each window?  Thanks

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The white weather strip the covers the outside track of the sliding window is reusable.

Be sure to have fun while cleaning the window tracks.

Mike


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7 hours ago, mossemi said:

The white weather strip the covers the outside track of the sliding window is reusable.

Be sure to have fun while cleaning the window tracks.

Mike

Any tricks I need to know?  Two of the windows were leaking rain into the camper and I hope this will fix the problem.  Thanks.

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Leaking Windows need to be sealed. I've used duct tape across the top of the windows for a quick fix, plus I added rain gutters over all of the windows and that helped a lot. My old 85 pace arrow motor home never had a window leak in the 30 years we used it but the Oliver windows need to be all torn out and resealed when it comes off of the line. We also had to seal everything on the roof that had been overlooked by Oliver on our build. Plus, the rain gutters that were put in our windows at the factory actually blocked the drain holes, so they would fill up completely with water and run over inside. I ended up removing the windows built in gutters, cutting and modifying the plastic by putting drain holes where they should have been. 

The thing that you should do is just pull out the windows as soon as possible and then remove any old caulk and then install and seal them properly yourself. I used a dremel tool to cut the drain holes in the plastic gutter liners and to enlarge the drain openings. Ours leaked from day one until I did this. It was by far, Oliver's biggest fail in our long list of problems that we have all fixed on our own. Don't wait like I did while trying to find the leak. Ours were never sealed at the factory.

Edited by KarenLukens

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2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


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45 minutes ago, KarenLukens said:

Leaking Windows need to be sealed. I've used duct tape across the top of the windows for a quick fix, plus I added rain gutters over all of the windows and that helped a lot. My old 85 pace arrow motor home never had a window leak in the 30 years we used it but the Oliver windows need to be all torn out and resealed when it comes off of the line. We also had to seal everything on the roof that had been overlooked by Oliver on our build. Plus, the rain gutters that were put in our windows at the factory actually blocked the drain holes, so they would fill up completely with water and run over inside. I ended up removing the windows built in gutters, cutting and modifying the plastic by putting drain holes where they should have been. 

The thing that you should do is just pull out the windows as soon as possible and then remove any old caulk and then install and seal them properly yourself. I used a dremel tool to cut the drain holes in the plastic gutter liners and to enlarge the drain openings. Ours leaked from day one until I did this. It was by far, Oliver's biggest fail in our long list of problems that we have all fixed on our own. Don't wait like I did while trying to find the leak. Ours were never sealed at the factory.

Thanks for the information.  This should be a trip for a 73 year old Grandmother to do!

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We’ve never had a leak from our windows.  Before removing windows try cleaning the tracks to see if that solves any leak issue.  Mike


Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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Another tip you might want to consider. While you have the rubber weather strips removed. Place them in a bucket with a solution of bleach and warm water let them sit for approx 20min then rinse. This will Remove the back spots mold on them and they’ll be white again.

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5 hours ago, Nan said:

Thanks for the information.  This should be a trip for a 73 year old Grandmother to do!

Honestly, you can tell right away if they need to be resealed by running a strip of duct tape over the top of the window seal. Run it so that the top of the tape is stuck to the hull and the rest covers the top window seal. If your leak stops with the duct tape over it after the next rain, then it needs to be resealed. Or just continue with using the duct tape as a quick fix.


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel


Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite II


 

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