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Old 01-13-2022, 01:29 PM   #1
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We are experiencing a water leak from above the windshield on our 2012 RT 190 during a heavy rain.
Water on the dash above the cluster and at the map lights on the headliner.
A while back I noticed some gaps in the sealant around the windshield and filled them in with a 3M product. That did not fix it.
My driveway is sloped so the van is not level when parked. I try to reverse its direction once a week so it doesn’t stay pointed in one of direction too long for what that’s worth. We first noticed the water leak while driving through heavy rain, so not just when parked at an angle.
The van records indicate installation of the add-on clearance lights to the roof at some point after the original sale.
I am also wondering about the triple RT skylights but not finding much info on how to check and reseal them.

Thank you
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Old 01-13-2022, 01:42 PM   #2
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Lots of RT owners (including me) have had a leak through the three windows above the windshield. Added lights also represent a real possibility. In any event, many swear by this stuff and it seems to be very effective:

https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Tolle...s%2C103&sr=8-1
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Old 01-13-2022, 01:44 PM   #3
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Hey

We are experiencing a water leak from above the windshield on our 2012 RT 190 during a heavy rain.
Water on the dash above the cluster and at the map lights on the headliner.
A while back I noticed some gaps in the sealant around the windshield and filled them in with a 3M product. That did not fix it.
My driveway is sloped so the van is not level when parked. I try to reverse its direction once a week so it doesnít stay pointed in one of direction too long for what thatís worth. We first noticed the water leak while driving through heavy rain, so not just when parked at an angle.
The van records indicate installation of the add-on clearance lights to the roof at some point after the original sale.
I am also wondering about the triple RT skylights but not finding much info on how to check and reseal them.

Thank you

Water leaks can be extremely hard to find as they can come from almost anywhere above where the water collect. Upper 3 windows, windshield, added roof to body seam above the doors would be prime suspects.


It might pay to just take it to a body shop that can do a "smoke test" where they pressurize the van with cloudy air and watch to see where it comes out. A 190 will probably have several places that won't the leak also, though, so expect that. Rear side window on the driver side almost never close tight, at least on the earlier 190s.
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:10 PM   #4
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Default Windshield Leak on Class-B

We have a Roadtrek 190 and experienced the same problem. Had it to numerous shops, including one where they did the pressure test. Didn't change a thing. Still leaked like a sieve! Then I heard from a gentleman from the factory where the Roadtrek is made in Canada.
He told me the problem was actually water leaking in from the roof area; between the metal body and the fiberglass topper. Leaking down the sides inside, towards the front of the unit. A simple spray sealant was the savior. Sprayed from the back of the unit, under and around the roof heat and air unit towards the front of the vehicle. No more leaks!
Mike from Oklahoma
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