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This is a discussion on Semi trailer house within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; I have a friend that is trying to make a semi trailer a house and her windows leak. The trailer has flooded once already. So ...

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    Semi trailer house

    I have a friend that is trying to make a semi trailer a house and her windows leak. The trailer has flooded once already. So does anyone have any ideas about how to build the house? Or do you know what books or places I can send her to for more information?

    I thank you guys so much


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    Hillbilly style!

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    Before I can make any recommendations, I'd very much like to know the setup, e.g., are the axles/tires removed and the frame has been dropped on grade? Is there a power drop and hook-up or how is it powered if at all? Trying to get a mental picture so I don't waste time recommending something that has already been accomplished.
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    Semi trailer house

    Wheels are still on it I am pretty sure that there is power. It is a friends build and we are states apart.



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    Were the windows designed for a flat surface, while the van has horizontal ribs?
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    Take them out and seal them with auto windshield urethane. This is the adhesive that holds your auto windshield in place. Warning though it will be permanent. You'll never remove them again in one piece.

    Don't waste your time with silicone. As things heat and cool or flex silicone will let go and leak.

    Could build a roof that overhangs the sides of the trailer. So the water doesn't just run down the sides into the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Take them out and seal them with auto windshield urethane. This is the adhesive that holds your auto windshield in place. Warning though it will be permanent. You'll never remove them again in one piece.

    Don't waste your time with silicone. As things heat and cool or flex silicone will let go and leak.

    Could build a roof that overhangs the sides of the trailer. So the water doesn't just run down the sides into the window.
    The first thing I noticed was the ability of the water to run right behind the window flange.
    Seal them well, and then there needs to be some kind of angled flashing installed that will divert the water cascading down the sides out and over the windows.
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    These will work

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    A bushel basket full of this should work.
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