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Old 10-11-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
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Rear corner seal

I hope this is the correct sub-forum to post this issue. I have pulled the bottom section of the rear corner seal off my camper. Is this a diy repair? Meaning I remove damaged seal and purchase new seal and install myself. Do they even make parts for my camper? I have a 2006 coachmen spirit of America 26bdb.

What I am referring to as the rear seal is where the sidewall panel joins the rear wall panel. The corner seal/beading piece.

Hopefully someone can advise me. I was pulling it from my backyard to clean it up to sell and of course I caught the edge of my gate at the very last possible inch of camper.

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Old 10-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #2
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Hi Jime,
Edit- On a 2006 for sale, I would re-fasten the piece you have there. The damage is minor and can be straightned and re-fastened.
If you want to replace the whole strip...
Well, on a scale of 1 to 10 on the RV handy person meter.... I would put this at about a 6. The corner bead is a common piece and can be purchased on Ebay. You will also need some Butyl tape and Dicor non-sag sealant.
On the other hand... at the dealer, should be less than a few hundred bucks to have it done by them.
I would fix what you have and seal it real good with products above.
Keep us posted.
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I went ahead and found a replacement piece so there are no concerns with the reliability of the repair. Also, found a product called Seal Tite Cornel Seal to lay down on the cleaned panels before the put butyl sealant and molding back on. I will prob go ahead and be proactive and do the other corners with the seal tite just to make sure they are tight with no possibility of leaks. Only bc the existing sealant looks like it needs to be redone.

I will document the repair for anyone else that may need this repair or maintenance in the future.

Oh yeah, I did check with my local rv dealer. The rough guess on the repair was about $500. All of it being labor of course. @120/hr. My cost with new corner molding, seal tite and butyl is about $100. And new screws. And will most likely be better sealed than it was from the factory bc of the seal tite product.
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I went ahead and found a replacement piece so there are no concerns with the reliability of the repair. Also, found a product called Seal Tite Cornel Seal to lay down on the cleaned panels before the put butyl sealant and molding back on. I will prob go ahead and be proactive and do the other corners with the seal tite just to make sure they are tight with no possibility of leaks. Only bc the existing sealant looks like it needs to be redone.

I will document the repair for anyone else that may need this repair or maintenance in the future.

Oh yeah, I did check with my local rv dealer. The rough guess on the repair was about $500. All of it being labor of course. @120/hr. My cost with new corner molding, seal tite and butyl is about $100. And new screws. And will most likely be better sealed than it was from the factory bc of the seal tite product.
Sounds good. Keep us posted on your repair progress.
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