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Old 07-27-2016, 05:42 PM   #1
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Is Dicor the better sealant ?

I caulked/sealed the front buck door on our 233T 2 years ago when I repaired a roof leak. We were driving to our campsite in the rain on Sunday and when we arrived I found puddles of water in the front storage area and on the floor in the trailer. I followed the trail of water back to the front bunk door and after inspecting the caulk around the fiberglass insert I found small cracks in the sealant, enough to let the water in I suppose (we were on the freeway at 60 mph in the rain).

I used Dicor non leveling sealant on the front door 2 years ago. It seems to me that it should have held up more than 2 years. I don't know if I'm expecting too much from this sealant. I'm sure that I will have a bigger mess to clean up when we get home.

Is there a better sealant or caulk to use on the exterior door, that is Aluminum with the FR Surveyor fiberglass panel, to last longer than the Dicor has?
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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I caulked/sealed the front buck door on our 233T 2 years ago when I repaired a roof leak. We were driving to our campsite in the rain on Sunday and when we arrived I found puddles of water in the front storage area and on the floor in the trailer. I followed the trail of water back to the front bunk door and after inspecting the caulk around the fiberglass insert I found small cracks in the sealant, enough to let the water in I suppose (we were on the freeway at 60 mph in the rain).

I used Dicor non leveling sealant on the front door 2 years ago. It seems to me that it should have held up more than 2 years. I don't know if I'm expecting too much from this sealant. I'm sure that I will have a bigger mess to clean up when we get home.

Is there a better sealant or caulk to use on the exterior door, that is Aluminum with the FR Surveyor fiberglass panel, to last longer than the Dicor has?
did you make sure you cleaned the surfaces of any oils or silicone before using the Dicor Caulk? It doesn't really matter what kind of caulk you use if you do not properly prepare the surfaces so the caulk can adhere.
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