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Old 06-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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Toleworks, I thought of the same solution, and I do have a roll of that tape, but it's just enough to do my rear bubble window, so I'm saving it. How does that tape look, now that it's had a year or so of exposure? The caulk around the bubble is looking pretty bad again, though it doesn't leak yet. If that tape doesn't get to looking bad as it ages I may apply it this year instead of a third attempt to recaulk.
I put tape around my bubble window six months ago or more and it looks like new.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:29 AM   #12
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Thats good to hear, Dave. Is your camper stored outside all year?
My trailer gets to see the confines of a garage for the winter Lee.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #13
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Hi, ko. Glad you had a good camping trip. Ours was hardly worth the cost of the gas, as it rained all weekend.

Supposedly the floors have a 25 year warranty by themselves, even if one didn't purchase the extended warranty. But I imagine the warranty only covers the cost of the material, not the total disassembly and rebuild you'd need to do in order to replace the floor. Maybe your extended warranty would cover that part, I don't know. If so, it's sure worth the money.

If left on, our water pump will burp once or twice a day, usually just as we're falling asleep, but I don't think it's worth my hauling the camper off to the dealer. I moved the water pump switch this year, from under the front dinette to under the lip of the sink counter, so I can reach it without getting out of bed. We only use the water a few times a day so it's no sacrifice to just keep it off till we need it.
Thanks, it was nice to get out over the weekend and I was able to experience breaking camp and parking the rig at home under the rain. Sorry to hear about your weekend trip, is this your first trip this season/where? The only good thing about the rain is it got my rig cleaned...

Based on your info your water pump burping only twice a day, proved that there is something wrong with mine. I'll wait for more repairs before taking it in to fix the water pump. Did you do the yearly checkup for the fridge? Maybe I'll have it fix then...

I like the info you are putting in this thread, please post pics of your repair. Do you have a link of the 3M sealing tape you are using? I think I will be pro-active and apply it now while the seals on my rig are in good condition.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #14
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Yeah, this was our first outing this year, after having camped about 75 days last year. That's how different our weather has been. It was at Lake Anita State Park.

I haven't applied the tape yet, but you might look for posts by DGrissom and Toleworks to see if there are pictures. The tape is a super duty 3M tape specifically made for sealing leaks in things like semi truck trailers. There was a period of time that FR was using this tape to install the bubble windows, I'm told, though I never saw one done that way. It's expensive stuff, and you'll need over 15' for just the bubble window.

I've never done a fridge checkup. I guess I've been lucky that way. I did vacuum off the coils and the area inside the control niche and it seems to be cooling very well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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hamguy .. it looks like you have a few spider cracks in the external shell where your crack was sealed . on pic two ..
just for anyones info .. i purchased a product called Eternabond .. which is used specifically for RV roof repair ... 68 bucks Canadian roll .. of about 100 ft ... 3 inches wide .. but i have yet to use it .. as once it touches the repair .. it sticks like crazy ... comes in white to match our roof systems.
Right now im am still caucking ... no leaks .. but my caucking does shrink ... so another application is needed on the bubble ...
right now im using RVFlex .... and it seems to be holding up fairly well ...

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Thanks for pointing that out, D-mo. I hadn't seen it before, so intent on looking at the bigger separations. Cap'n Tolley's is supposed to work on that kind of crack too, so I guess my work there isn't done yet.
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