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Old 09-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Leak! ...but I think I know why.

We've had a couple of nights of hellstorms- but today I decided to take my wife out for some backroads cruisin'.

She noticed the seatbelt on the passenger side was wet- so I looked for a source.

It seems- and I've seen this before- that the piece of the right rear canvas "window" doesn't want to stay in the top of the vertical channel near the top of the door. This left a fairly obvious open "pocket" at the top of the foremost vertical section of that quarter panel piece.

I undid it all, and tucked that piece in snugly. We'll see if that's all it is.

I believe so.

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Incidentally, we had a great day of cruising rutted back roads out in the country- it's 65 and grey, and the Sunrider was open allowing us to enjoy it all.

We picked up some barbecue on the way home- and I'm about to tuck in to grub. Catch y'all later!

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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You aren't installing the windows in the door surrounds properly. They roll into the channel so that only the stitching is visible.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:02 AM   #4
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Isn't that what I said?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:12 AM   #5
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It sounds to me like you're not tucking it in well enough.

Try only zipping a few inches of the window before you tuck the embedded plastic strip into the vertical channel in the door surround. Only after it's firmly tucked top-to-bottom should you complete the zipping.
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