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Possible water ingress from over cab Dometic

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Post by pjonesf1 Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:47 am

It has been suggested that I remove the frame from around the Dometic over cab window so that I can check if it is leaking or if I just had frozen condensation inside that thawed. I have loosened the screw covers but I cannot get said covers out of the frame to give me access to the screws. Does anyone have experience of removing them?
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Post by pjonesf1 Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:11 pm

If anyone is interested, the problem was caused by the window frame cracking in the top left hand corner. No idea how or why it happened but it now has to be replaced
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Post by FreelanderUK Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:13 pm

Thanks for the update, glad you got sorted

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Post by pjonesf1 Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:40 pm

Not sorted yet but at least we know the problem.

Replacement window, £1175 + fitting + VAT undecided
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Post by FreelanderUK Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:00 pm

Ouch 😢

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Post by Avontourist Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:45 pm

is the frame aluminium or plastic ?
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Post by pjonesf1 Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:03 am

Hi Avontourist,

Sorry for the delay.

It is plastic.
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Post by Johno Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:48 am

If the crack is hairline would it be possible to seal it with Captain Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure. a weird name for a product but I have used it on several occasions with total success from leaky window frames to fixing cracks in china.
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Post by pjonesf1 Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:09 am

Thank you Johno for your tip.
On checking the inner cover I discovered that it had also been broken, glued and masking tape used to hold it together. I assume that the damage was done during manufacture of the van and someone covered up their problem and made it mine. So on reflection I will have a complete replacement fitted and start afresh. I can keep the Perspex as a spare as that is the bit I would expect to break.
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