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Old 04-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Post Well, We Took the Eternabond Plunge.

We purchase a used 26' Surveyor 6 months ago. After much research we decided to use Eternabond tape to seal ALL the roof seams. It's supposed to be a long lasting tape. We prepped it per mnf instructions. The process was easy but time consuming. It isn't pretty from airplanes above, but we feel confident about the product. It doesn't not stick to silicone and preparation is key. We may coat the seams with their UV seam protector too. We will check it regularly regardless. Anyone else have a story, good or bad about the product?


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Old 04-09-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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I agree it doesn't leave the prettiest appearance, but I sure feel a lot better about having it up there.
It was especially tough doing it to a brand new camper, but I figured, what better time would there be?
If it performs as advertised, I will be very pleased.
I have heard some complaints about the white backing peeling off or edges curling up, but it really is not supposed to do that. Time will tell.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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Yes, we feel better knowing it's there. We've heard conflicting stories that we need to put this on top of the tape now? Even the eternabond information contradicts itself.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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If you used the Roofseal Plus tape, it has its own UV protection. Nothing goes over it. It looks like that is what you used, with the white backing.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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I (we) used the regular eternabond roof seal tape and the instructions said "....Our specialized backing has proven to be UV stable, even after 19 years in full sunlight." Whoops, I answered my own question...the liquid sealant is for their "webseal tape" They have many products apparently. Thanks for the input all!

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Old 04-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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i used the tape over all the caulk on the roof of my 8315SS.I put it on last year after finding a leak in the skylite.. now,after finding a brown leak stain in the rear storage compartment this year,i thought i had to search again for the source of the leak.....after removing some of the screws in the rail that holds the roof covering down,i discovered that water was seeping in through 1 screw hole.. looks like when the gutter was clogged with pine needles over the winter,water would lay in the gutter and up to the level of the rubber seal,hence finding the only screw that was open enough for it to seep into.now,my next job is to pull all the screws out and put a sealer in all the screw holes ! thank God for power screw drivers.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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I am considering doing the same thing. How did you remove the old caulk in preparation?
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I just finished doing my rig. Just in time too as I found several areas in which the dicor had shrunk and was leaving holes around things.
I did not remove old caulking, but cleaned it throughly, so much so it was sticky again. Applied the tape over it. Looks like every thing sealed well. I left an ample amount of tape around all areas. I used the 8" width and just cut where needed.
Indeed a time consuming job, but feel it will last a long time.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #9
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On an older camper, I would leave the existing caulk in place as long as it was in decent shape. If you don't have any leaks, it is still doing its job.
Clean it well, as Koodog said, and do allow a good overlap as he also suggested.
Putting the Eternabond over the existing sealant provides a double seal, and should pretty much guarantee no leaks.
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