Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2017, 10:11 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 74
What silicone should be used

So after having my unit at the dealer for a leak in my bedroom slide they think it's fixed. We won't know till its open for spring. They stated I should put a small bead of good silicone around all my seams and windows. Just wondering what brands anyone suggests for fiberglass sided unit.


Robert
2012 RAM 3500 Cummins
Laramie Longhorn w/rambox
2015 Wildcat 317RL
__________________

__________________
Robert
2012 RAM 3500 Cummins
Laramie Longhorn w/rambox
2015 Wildcat 317RL
weldon182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 08:36 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
jeff64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 1,430
I think I would consider something other than silicone rtv for what you are doing. Once you use silicone. you will have a hard time getting it off and clean enough to bond something else. When I look at the texture of the sealants on mine, I know it's not silicone. Take a look at the specs and properties of Geocel- ProSeal RV sealants(colors available). Looks more like the animal you are looking for around the seams. Lot of the windows are in with a rubber gasket. Do a little homework 1st! Try rv upgrades.com. No doubt, you'll get more than 1 opinion, that my 2 cents
__________________

__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL Emerald
14K Equalizer
2014 GMC 2500HD CC 4X4 6.0L
jeff64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 09:07 AM   #3
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 6,934
I use Lexel sealant on just about everything.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 09:14 AM   #4
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,738
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
I use Lexel sealant on just about everything.
X2 except for the roof. I have an Alpha roof so I use their sealants on the roof.
I stay away from silicone.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=50
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 09:20 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 74
Thanks I didn't think I should use silicone because of maybe having to re do it some day. I also did not think I should have to do the windows at all. I will check that website out. The only leak I have or had was in the bedroom slide when it's out. So either the two widows or the slide roof.


Robert
2012 RAM 3500 Cummins
Laramie Longhorn w/rambox
2015 Wildcat 317RL
__________________
Robert
2012 RAM 3500 Cummins
Laramie Longhorn w/rambox
2015 Wildcat 317RL
weldon182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 09:37 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Port Orange Fl / Garden City Michigan
Posts: 667
I had chased a similar problem, Found that is was not the window but the seam between the outer wall and the top of slid box, It was leaking down between them and it would get to the window and leak around the window making 3 dealers think it was the window leaking, I Finally looked a bit deeper and found this. Used esterbond tape and sealed the top seam and have not had any leaks since.
__________________
2014 SUNSEEKER 3010DS
TOADS, 2012 FOCUS OR 1998 JEEP WRANGLER,
Kevin & Judy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 02:35 PM   #7
Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
X2 except for the roof. I have an Alpha roof so I use their sealants on the roof.
I stay away from silicone.
x3 on the lexel...my dealer suggested DAP clear silicone that's all we use is what they said...needless to say I have been taking that off and cleaning and replacing with lexel as needed! I am very impressed with lexel so far it hard yet u can tell flexible kinda weird lol. It will take a lot of time and elbow grease once silicone has been used...I peel the silicone out then spend a lot of time cleaning with denatured alcohol and mineral spirits if need be! I have not had an issue with it bonding if its cleaned off really well! Lexel is easily found at lowes or of amazon!
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 04:45 PM   #8
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,765
For horizontal seams on the roof, use the appropriate self-leveling lap sealant - Dicor 501 (comes in multiple colors) for EPDM roof membranes or Alpha Systems 1021 Sealant for TPO membranes.

For vertical seals, I use Geocel ProFlex RV.

For a more permanent fix on your roof, you can apply Eternabond tape right over cleaned lap sealant.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS, Reese Revolution pinbox and B&W Patriot 18K hitch
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 04:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 1,286
Dicor self leveling
__________________
2005 Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2017 Days Camping 77
2018 Days Camping 44
W5CI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 04:51 PM   #10
Ree
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 80
DO NOT USE SILICONE. We had to replace some propane doors and called the manufacturer for the proper sealer. They said LOCKTITE 2in1 Seal & Bond Polyseamseal. Got ours at LOWES. Works perfect. Looks as good as factory. Cleans easy.

For anything on the roof they said LAP SEAL.
__________________
2014 35 V-Lite 30WIKSS Platinum
Expedition 5.4, Hankook, Reese 1200 Round Bar, Trans-Go, Hadden, Curt Tri-Flex, 3.73 Posi-Traction
Ree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2017, 05:54 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 357
The mfg. of my 5r mentioned the same products as itat's post, Dicor 501, Geocel Proflex RV, plus Alpha Super Flex self leveling lap sealant. Silicon is not recommended in my owners manual, good place to start to find out what you should use.
__________________

__________________
DJsFolly
D. J. Schuler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.


×