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Old 03-13-2017, 07:25 AM   #29
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I thought my windshield or marker/clearance lights were leaking on our 2016 Adventurer 38Q when we found the dreaded puddle of water on the dash in front of the passenger seat.

The first time in the shop they were convinced it was the clearance lights. That wasn't the problem and the leak continued. After a second round of tests at another service shop (sonic- not seal tech test method the second time) they found the seal between the front cab cap and the fiberglass roof was leaking like a sieve. On the second visit visit the service center did the sonic test, found the joint leak, cut out the old sealant and put a very heavy bead (about 1 1/2 inch thick) on and into the joint.

I climbed up to the roof to check the work and it is not a pretty seal, but no one is driving by looking at the beauty of the roof of the rig.

The bottom line is it worked well and no more leaks!
The front/rear cap-to-roof joint on a Winnebago is the perfect place for 4" Eternabond tape. It looks fine and is a permanment worry-free fix.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:50 AM   #30
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Glad to know it wasn't just us. We bought our 98 Itasca Sunflyer four years ago and within one month it developed a crack in the driver's side windshield that expanded and we had it replaced. While it was being replaced, it was found that the frame around it had rusted out (mostly the center post frame near the bottom) and looking at the other glass on the passenger side, you could easily pull up the rubber and see the frame was rusted through. Ours was also about a $3800 fix when it was all said and done to pull the glass, repair the frame and replace the glass with new. We had to take it to a specialized RV repair shop to do the work and they said this is very common for the Winnies.


We also had to do the silicone and drill routine on the marker lights.


We no longer have the Itasca, but at least the next owner will have a pretty well repaired unit.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:33 AM   #31
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So what do you think the chances are Winnebago still does the windshields the same way after twenty years or so of leaking.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:55 AM   #32
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So what do you think the chances are Winnebago still does the windshields the same way after twenty years or so of leaking.
Good question, although I don't seem to read of this particular issue with the newer models. Guess their new Achilles heel is the Schwintek slide issue.

From what I can see from the outside of the newer Tours/Grand Tours, it appears the windshield is set in the fiberglass cap. Like my CC which has a steel frame all around the windshield area, the fiberglass wraps around it and the windshield is set in the fiberglass opening and doesn't seem to touch the steel at any point.
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:41 PM   #33
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Question the Reveal Moulding

Ricardo,

Why not eliminate the Reveal Moulding - you end up covering it up anyway - or does it serve some other purpose.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:17 PM   #34
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Ricardo,

Why not eliminate the Reveal Moulding - you end up covering it up anyway - or does it serve some other purpose.
At least in my case, I have not covered up all the Reveal molding, only the section that runs across the windshield. That leaves the sides, bottom and down the center-glass showing the Reveal molding. If I had a really steady hand and could lay down a nice, straight section of tape, I'd say you have a great idea. Having someone who deals professionally with striping and decals might be worth the cost, and maybe change it out every few years. I'd leave the Reveal molding in place but the tape would seal the molding and prevent water getting past it.

I find it disappointing that with all the Winnebago engineering and financial resources, Winnebago can't come up with a solution. Even more disappointing is that they don't even admit there is a problem... a 14-plus model year problem. -RT
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:32 AM   #35
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I'm also in the club. If the rubber strip on yours is like ours, its easy. You may have to remove the trim pieces on each side of the wind shield first. Just grab onto the strip at the end and slowly but firmly pull it away. It just pops into a plastic strip behind it. To reinstall I just got it started and tapped it back in with my fist. A couple of spots required light taps with a rubber mallet.

Once removed I could see some rust between the plastic "retainer" strip and the windshield. I cleaned it out best I could and dried it out. Next I bought 3M windshield sealer in a caulk gun tube from and auto parts store and filled in as much of the gap possible. That lasted a for a couple of years. Then I got a small leak again in about the same spot. A small bead of Lexan sealant has stopped that for another couple of years. Now it just started again.

I have read that sometimes the marker lights above the windshield may leak. To test where it came from I just ran a garden hose from the lowest suspect spot to the highest. It started leaking right at the top of the windshield.

The passenger side never leaked so of course that one was the one that cracked and was replaced no charge by our full glass coverage.
Anyone have any idea how to remove the vertical trim pieces that cover the very end of the black rubber at the top of the windshield?
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:43 PM   #36
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Anyone have any idea how to remove the vertical trim pieces that cover the very end of the black rubber at the top of the windshield?
If you're talking about the pieces that run from the bottom of the windshield to the top, then there will probably be nuts that need to be removed inside the coach. You'll need to remove the trim inside the coach to access them. On our older unit that piece looks to be longer than yours and there was also a nut that had to be accessed from under the hood.

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:41 AM   #37
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:19 AM   #38
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Anyone have any idea how to remove the vertical trim pieces that cover the very end of the black rubber at the top of the windshield?
Your coach is ten years newer than ours but in our case there are three screws right through the front that hold them on. Like many others on our coach they are not stainless and rusted so I replaced them with stainless.

The panels do not appear to hold the molding in place, just cover the ends up.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:25 PM   #39
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I used black goriila tape after several tries to stop mine from leaking. No more leak. I think it was 3 inch it covered just a little below and above the factory seal. You hardly notice it unless you look specifically at it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:32 PM   #40
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The front/rear cap-to-roof joint on a Winnebago is the perfect place for 4" Eternabond tape. It looks fine and is a permanment worry-free fix.
Gary,

Did you go all the way down the roof radius or just on the horizontal portion of the roof?
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:12 PM   #41
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Hi all- well, after two months owning our new-to-us 2013 Journey, I have found a small puddle of water on the center of our dash after a heavy rain. I am completely new to motorhomes and not mechanically-minded. Where would be the first place you recommend I check or do?

Thank you in advance!

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Hi all- well, after two months owning our new-to-us 2013 Journey, I have found a small puddle of water on the center of our dash after a heavy rain. I am completely new to motorhomes and not mechanically-minded. Where would be the first place you recommend I check or do?

Thank you in advance!

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First thing I would do to figure out where the water is getting in is grab a garden hose and a step ladder. Start at the lowest suspect spot and give it a soaking. Try not to spray upwards. After each shot with the hose give it a minute.

That's what I did with ours thinking it could be the windshield, the marker lights or even the front cap leaking. As soon as I sprayed the top of the windshield it started to drip. I did the same on the drivers side when it leaked and got all the way to the top. Turned out to be the CB radio antenna.
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