Our back window is leaking and has rotted all of the framing (sound familiar to anyone?) on our 1963 compact. How is the window secured into the trailer? I want to know what to expect when I start pulling the rotted boards away. What keeps it in and what tools will I need to get it out?
I don't want to start the job and find out that a trip to the hardware store is required half way through. I need to be quick in case it starts raining!
The windows are usually held in place with screws, thru the window flange and into the wood framing. Unscrew all the screws on the outside of the window. Use a putty knife to loosen the old putty and the window should come right out. After reframing and cleaning the old putty off, you can re-install the window screwing into the new frame. Butyl putty tape is available at most RV stores. You'll need new screws, too.
Note: It is rare that a window actually leaks. The water drips out around the window, but often is coming from above. I recommend removing your edge trim and re-puttying to protect your new wood. Also check the roof.
Thanks for the help. I got the window out. The top line of screw holes were never used. They are too high and don't even meet the window frame. No wonder the old gal was leaking. Now I'm off to figure out how to solve that problem!
Thanks for the leak suggestions. We are resealing every seam