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We have a bailey Ranger 550/6 and its a great van, Problem is when we are driving through rain we are getting leaks in the front window. When static at storage or camped up its perfectly dry even when giving it a clean with a hose. Its only when we are driving through any rain squal.

 

I have used silicone sealant around the hing as i thought thats where the problem lay but the problem persists.

 

I had been told it was a driven rain problem and its when the water gets forced up and around the window during transit. The only solution is to replace the seals around the window which is not a cheap or easy solution.

I was considering a Bib cover for the van as this would solve the problem for transport but again its £150.

 

Anyone had this and had any other DIY solutions?

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2015 BMW 330d Touring Xdrive pulling A 2014 Bailey Unicorn S2 Cadiz

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My opinion for what it's worth is that if it's leaking when towing through rain then it's only a matter of time before it leaks when stood still. It won't improve. It WILL get worse.

 

So. .. if it were my van I'd replace the seal. Not very expensive from seals direct (or even Bailey).

 

Tony

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I had this problem on the middle window of my caravan and I solved It (for me) by closing the 2 bottom window catches with a piece of folded cardboard under them. What this does is closes the window tighter to the rubber window seal. :)

 

As I said this worked for me. Give it a try but don't force it to much as it might break the catch. Try it with a single piece of cardboard first and see how that goes. ;)

 

Good luck.

 

Doosan

 

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Tony never heard of seals direct i will look them up

 

Doosan, the catches at the moment are tight. but i will give it a try.

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2015 BMW 330d Touring Xdrive pulling A 2014 Bailey Unicorn S2 Cadiz

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I had the same issue with my van. Had the seals replaced with an improved design ( bailey) which had three steps/,ridges on the seal. This stopped the leaks. Apparently it's a common problem on bailey vans that's why bailey re- designed the seals

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was it easy to replace the seal yourself or did you get a company/dealer to do it?

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2015 BMW 330d Touring Xdrive pulling A 2014 Bailey Unicorn S2 Cadiz

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