How to Check RV Windows for Seal Rot How to Check RV Windows for Seal Rot

What You'll Need
Rubber gloves
Boiling water
Tooth brush

It is important to regularly check your RV windows for seal rot. If rot gets out of hand, it can spread and damage parts of your RV. To avoid having to clean or replace parts, thoroughly check your windows for rotting in the seal every couple of weeks. Here are a few things that you need to look out for when inspecting.

Step 1 - Remove Dressings

Before you can inspect the windows, you have to move the curtains or blinds out of the way. This is a good opportunity to wash them as well.

Step 2 - Look for Signs of Rot

Check the window seal for common signs of decay. If you can smell a foul odor, this is a good sign that rot is present. Some visual cues to look for include condensation, discoloration and a cracked or pealed seal.

Step 3 - Clean

You should clean the seal whether rot is present or not. Use rubber gloves while you work. Mix together boiling water, lemon and vinegar, and use a sponge to wipe down the entire window frame and seal. You may even want to use a toothbrush to get into some of the tighter corners. Be sure to follow this cleaning routine at least once a week.

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