Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
Eternabond - the good, the bad, the ugly

I am taking delivery of my 8528CKWS April 21 and I have been told by some that I should apply eternabond sealant tape to the roof seams to give it lifelong protection from leaks. Is it that good? Should I wait until the warranty expires?
__________________

__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
If you check your roof warranty. The owner is resposible for the maintenance of the roof seams and inspections. So putting Eternabond gives it the 25-year insurance that everything is sealed. Just be sure to follow the directions when applying. I admitt that i didnt take the time to be sure the to clean the area properly before laying the tap down.and some eadges started pealing up on me. I called Enternabond and told them.(even admitting to them after talking to them,maybe I didnt take the time to clean very well). They replaced all the tape and sent me the spray cleaner to use for replacing. The stuff sticks where you put it...so be sure it gets where you want it !! So anyway I would tape the seams for the 25-year protection. You still should take a peek once a year to make sure everything (tape) is staying in place.
__________________

__________________
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Putting the eternabond down on a brand new camper is the best time to apply it. The original goop is still sticky, and there is no dirt to remove.
But apparently there might be some silicone on the rubber roof material, and that MUST be cleaned off before you apply the tape.
I did every seam on the roof, using 6 inch wide for the big seams front and back, and 4 inch for the roof vents, skylight, and tv antenna.
I think it will keep the original goop from drying out, thus providing a lifetime double seal on all of the seams.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 08:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by crocus View Post
Putting the eternabond down on a brand new camper is the best time to apply it. The original goop is still sticky, and there is no dirt to remove.
But apparently there might be some silicone on the rubber roof material, and that MUST be cleaned off before you apply the tape.
I did every seam on the roof, using 6 inch wide for the big seams front and back, and 4 inch for the roof vents, skylight, and tv antenna.
I think it will keep the original goop from drying out, thus providing a lifetime double seal on all of the seams.


Where did you buy the tape and what price?
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
I bought it online, but forget where.
Just google 'eternabond' and you should get quite a few sellers. Just check for the best price. It was a lot less than retail.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
He has pictures (Crocus) of his work with the Eternabond! Not sure what thread though !! He did a real nice job !! Tried to get him to come to New York to do mine....he sent me pictures and some scissors. LOL
__________________
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRed View Post
He has pictures (Crocus) of his work with the Eternabond! Not sure what thread though !! He did a real nice job !! Tried to get him to come to New York to do mine....he sent me pictures and some scissors. LOL

Well then,, that Crocus guy should post them here on this thread. Incidently, I just minutes ago order (2) 4"x50' rolls on ebay for around $50 per roll plus shipping.
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Actually it was someone else who posted those great pictures, but the jobs were very similar. I can't remember what thread that was though.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 02:52 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Here ya go: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...otos-9012.html
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #10
JEN
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 72
Not sure if this is available in Canada... anyone know? Or is there a similar product availoable here?
__________________

__________________

2005 Ford F150 Lariat V8 5.4L
2011 Rockwood 2702SS
JEN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eternabond

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.