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Old 05-03-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Roof seals

Washed my trailer today and even got the left side waxed. While washing the roof I noticed some places where to seals seem to need resealing. One is across the front where the front meets the roof and there seems to be an area where it doesn't seal. But I checked the rear area and there is no sealant on the same type seam. I also found places along the right side where there appears to be cracks in the sealant. Should I try to fill in these areas or should the present sealant be removed and replaced? What is this stuff? It appears to be soft and almost sticky a lot like gum. The trailer was bought new in Feb. hope these pics help.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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You can walk the roof with a tube of Dicor self leveling sealant and put a dab on every crack and seam (especially screw heads that have become exposed). You must do this a minimum of every 6 months; but I did mine every month till I installed Eternabond on all my seams.

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Search and read everything here on EB'ing your roof.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks. Ordered the Dicor tonight. I really appreciate your advice.
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Even with the Eternabond on all the seams I still walk the roof about 4 times a year just to make sure I didn't knock something off with a low bridge
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If your camper is that new, there is no way that the sealant should be peeling back from the moldings like that. It almost looks like the moldings were oily or had silicone on them when installed.
I would talk to your dealer about it before touching it. I would be tempted to demand that all of the old sealant be removed, moldings cleaned, and new sealant applied.
And that is not Dicor self-leveling sealant that is used on those seams, or at least is shouldn't be.
There is a really good quality seam sealer, but the name of it escapes me just now. I am sure that others will remember and post. Anyone?
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I just recently did eterna bond on all of my seals as well. Actually I just did the main areas and used self level around the refrig vent etc. The area where the roof rubber wraps around like shown in the picture above is starting to peal on me as well. I was about to silicone but then remembered reading that was not good. Anyone know the name of that sealant?
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Anyone know the name of that sealant?
Dicor or Alpha Self Leveling Sealant.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...p-sealant/5737
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Just to clarify I am asking about the part of the roof that wraps around and joins the upright wall. I would not think it would be a self leveling sealant since it is a vertical location but I am not sure. The factory sealant in that location looks different then the standard self leveling roof stuff but I could be wrong. Any thoughts?? Thanks
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Just to clarify I am asking about the part of the roof that wraps around and joins the upright wall. I would not think it would be a self leveling sealant since it is a vertical location but I am not sure. The factory sealant in that location looks different then the standard self leveling roof stuff but I could be wrong. Any thoughts?? Thanks
Without photos it is hard to say. Butyl Tape is also used for many sealant jobs (like the windows and doors).
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"The area where the roof rubber wraps around like shown in the picture above is starting to peal on me as well. I was about to silicone but then remembered reading that was not good. Anyone know the name of that sealant?"
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kfp673, you are correct that a self-leveling sealant would not be used on a vertical surface. A product called ProFlexRV was recommended to me, and it seems to work very well. It does not sag at all, and is guaranteed not to dry out or weather. We will see, but so far, so good.
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