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We're missing a single weep hole cover or plug above both rear left and right windows in LE II (2016).  With heavy rains we naturally get some pooled water. I had already cleaned all the windows lower weep holes and runoff trays. Clean as a whistle now.  

What is best to use for missing weep hole plugs, or, where can I find such a thing?

What are alternatives?

 

I see some old threads about window gutters. Not sure what we can do to improve in heavy rains. 

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Erika E - 

I assume that you are asking about weep holes that are actually at the top of the windows (these windows could be installed so that they opened in either direction depending on which side was down and thus the top weep holes needed to be plugged).

I think that a simple call to the Oliver Service department will solve your problem.

Bill

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1 hour ago, topgun2 said:

Erika E - 

I assume that you are asking about weep holes that are actually at the top of the windows (these windows could be installed so that they opened in either direction depending on which side was down and thus the top weep holes needed to be plugged).

I think that a simple call to the Oliver Service department will solve your problem.

Bill

Interesting.  Maybe the windows have changed. The windows we have don't have weep holes at the top.

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Thanks, gentlemen. We'll give the service department a call & see about getting the weep hole plugs for our windows.

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5 minutes ago, Ray Kimsey said:

Maybe the windows have changed.

The windows in my 2018 don't have the hole at the top either. I believe by this time, instead of  just one "universal" window assembly, Hehr decided to make L/R specific assemblies with (2) appropriately punched weep holes. An ignored aspect however was the upside down screen on the curbside assembly, with plastic glide strip at the top and retention springs on the bottom. Not a huge issue to correct however. 

Significant quality improvements to the Hehr 5600 windows were incorporated sometime mid 2019 and probably found their way into Oliver's 2020 MY production. One easy to spot change is the elimination of the exterior visible pop rivets that retain the glass divider strip. Other notables are closer and more consistent tolerances and correct orientation of the obscure glass pane in the bath window units. I don't know if the upside down screen was corrected but maybe someone with a 2020 or later model can check this.

Hehr makes weep hole covers (p/n H109-916) but rather than plugging the holes, they provide an "awning" to help divert rainwater from entering. Unfortunately they only come in black and are relatively expensive but I'd think something like this would also benefit the bottom holes. 

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Back in the day, those Hehr covers were probably only a dollar or so. I was surprised at the increase. I need to replace one on my 2008 trailer. They weren't original equipment, at least not then. @DCKiefer found them, and shared the idea with the early owners. I do think they help with runoff, and to help minimize collection of debris in the weeps.

They are pretty sturdy. And, removeable for cleaning. Mine are over 10 years old.

 

 

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Well, we're at a camp site and making due with what we have. Naturally this week is full of rain. Here's my temp fix for now. Moved a weep hole plug to the other side, after cleaning it. Rolled it into place with a round rubber mallet I had on hand. 

Used white duck tape after cleaning metal with alcohol and let dry. We're ordering white gutter material now. We'll have a lot of extra if someone wants it. We'll ship to you.... For good wine or bourbon.  😁

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Wow - that is new to me!  Lookslike they are installed upside down?????

I  have no idea why you would purposely put holes in the top. 

As mine leak fine with them exclusively in the bottom channel.

RB

 

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Weep holes on top AND bottom for these window frames. They don't use these any longer. 

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The weephole cover i have looks much smaller than yours.

I wouldn't order the ones bcnhb and I posted without measuring yours.

Probably about the time Lippert bought Hehr. ..

Another industry giant, becoming too big.

I'm so sorry. The duct tape was a good idea. I often use that to figure out where a leak is actually coming from. And, applied properly,  it's a decent temporary fix.

Sherry

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