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Old 11-18-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Which kind of caulk

I bought my 5er used earlier this year and the caulk joints in the front are starting to fail. I was going to scrap and clean old caulk away, then re-caulk. What type/brand of caulk does everyone recommend?
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Others that know more should reply soon, but I've used silicone on sides so far. Dicor self leveling on any roof areas. They make a no-sag caulk too I believe. That may be a better choice on sidewalls. The best thing to do, whatever you use, is to make sure you prep well first. Scrape and/or cut out three old caulk first, and then clean the area before re-caulking.

Again, I'm no expert, but this works for me
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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I use Proflex http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ht-white/20442.

Stay away from silicon based caulks since they tend to attract dirt and look pretty bad after a couple of months.

I use blue painters tape to create clean lines and it makes for easy clean up.
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I bought my 5er used earlier this year and the caulk joints in the front are starting to fail. I was going to scrap and clean old caulk away, then re-caulk. What type/brand of caulk does everyone recommend?
You will want to use Dicor non-sag for the sidewalls, lights and hatches. Use Dicor self-leveling on the roof. Rubbing alcohol works well to prep the area without damage.
Most sidewall seams have such a small amount of sealant on them from the factory that removal is not necessary, just clean it and re-caulk it.
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