|Closer look at one of corners where the rubber moulding was pulling away
|Mallet, PVC pipe and silicone sealant
The moulding has a slight raised edge or lip. I wiped that down to make sure the area was relatively clean and dry. Next I applied sealant to the lip and back of the rubber moulding. Using the PVC pipe worked well. It helped extend my reach on the ladder, and direct my mallet strikes to pop the moulding back in place with a few gentle taps of the mallet on the end of the pipe. Amazingly, it worked! The moulding popped back in place and held. It does seem to have shrunk length-wise at the the bottom , as the gap where the beginning and end of the moulding meet seems wider than before. I made sure to put in that gap a generous amount of the adhesive/sealant, and pushed it in to seal to the moulding ends with my finger.
Afterward, I cleaned the moulding all the way around, and ran a bead of the sealant around the seam where it meets the metal frame of the window - for good measure. I ran my finger over to work it into the seam. Hopefully this takes care of the issue!
|Moulding and frame corner before and after. Sorry not at the same exact angle of view
Whenever we get our next motorhome, it's been agreed, a cabover window would be one thing we would try to avoid. From reading other's posts in RV forums, this is one place where if not attended to, water can intrude and ruin your cab over structure.
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