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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

Last winter I found the mattress in my "86 camper frozen solid. I would find pooling of water in the back passenger side by the tailgate. Today, in a Portland downpour, I saw water trickling out from under the inside panel. When I pulled it away, I found water dripping out from under the "wallpaper". Is this from a bad window seal?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

It is likely from a old leaky seal.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
It is from a leaky seal or a rust hole hidden under it.


Thank you. Would you try a body shop first or a auto glass shop?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

Or would squirting some silicone between the seal/body or seal/glass be sufficient? That's what I plan to try with my own leak in the same place -but mine doesn't sound as bad as the OP's.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

The seals are old. Like us, they leak in due time : )
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Best bet is to order a new seal from one of the great vendors, along with a window install tool/rope all for under $60. Then it is fixed for the next 30 years.
Syncrodoka is correct that there may be a rust hole lurking as well. This is quite common. Are you in the PDX area? We have some good shops, or you could tackle this project on your own (or with a pal). I have done it several times. Not scary just time consuming : )

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Leaky side window Seal? Reply with quote

I replaced the seal and.....it still leaks! Ugh. Any thoughts? There was no visible rust. Living in Portland with a leaky van is a serious bummer
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