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Old 11-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #11
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Looks much nicer than the caulk. When my caulk needs redoing I'll use a smaller clean bead and go with some of this tape.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #12
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Looks like they did a good job applying it. The overlaps are all in the correct direction, edges straight, admirable job.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:28 AM   #13
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Looks like they did a good job applying it. The overlaps are all in the correct direction, edges straight, admirable job.
You can tell it wasn't a factory job!
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:43 PM   #14
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What sort of surface does the tape have--does it look like it'll repel dust and dirt? I saw in the 3M videos that the tape has a top layer that the applicator is supposed to peel off after sealing it down and I wondered what sort of surface was exposed then. I assume it's a relatively hard wear layer, since they show the tape being used for repairing truck and trailer roofs.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #15
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My trailer has been sitting outside for a while and the tape does not appear to be collectiing dirt. I think the protective film assures the initial roll is easier on a slick surface. The tape is spongey but not tacky.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #16
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Sounds like the stuff for me!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:34 PM   #17
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It would be nice if they just did away with the roof windows and make the side windows bigger. I think there would be less chance of a leak or issues with bad caulk jobs. I keep the shade pulled down on my A122 all of the time, there is no reason to keep putting heavy tinted windows on the roof. I really don`t understand why they do this, maybe they are trying so hard to compete with A-Liners and Chalets that they are missing this. I would think that it would be cheaper to manufacture and would also give Rockwood a good marketing angle.
The biggest chance for a leak is when the camper is folded up and not in use, avoid this issue and get rid of the stupid roof windows.The more windows that they put on the roof, the more chance for a leak. I do not spend a whole lot of time in my camper during the day, if I did, I would just stay home.
If the weather is bad and I am stuck in the camper I really don`t care what it looks like outside. Most of us spend the majority of our time in the camper at night, so whats the point of the added windows. I have spent some time in my A122 and I think it is a stupid design, the rest of the camper is really cool.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #18
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At 6'5" the skylight on the bed side serves a purpose and provides a little extra clearance in a tight area. I have never closed the shades on the skylight, the added light makes the space feel bigger and I use the interior lights less. Looks like the new models have skylights on both sides, which is even nicer.

Keeping it from leaking is not really a huge challenge or hassle. No different than a fan vent.

I probably would not have considered the A series if it did not have at least the extra skylight over the bed.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #19
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I am just the opposite, I am 5'7'' and I really don`t need the extra bubble space. They need to make the tall and short version.lol.
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I'm with you Mike. I could do without the roof windows as well. Any window on any trailer in any location is a possible leak source. Placing windows on the roof makes the leaking possiblilty even greater.
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