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Old 04-09-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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on a 06 flagstaff, took out front window this eve found some damp area a little mold, cut out the moldy stuff going to replace it, what goes on the outside for water proofing/sealing?? silicone? it had some kind of putty like stuff for a sealant, kinda like plumbers putty ( for sink drains ) was that from factory? or a fast fix. one more i was told that home depot has something for water proofing roofs the stuff at the rv place here is $60 per gal (i think) depots is $100 for 5 gal what i was told, anyone know anything about this, i want to reseal the roof!
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:46 PM   #2
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Don't use silicon. You want to use butyl rubber tape. It comes in 3/4 inch rolls. It is supposed,never harden anthems remains flexible. Search window sealing on this forum for more info.. The original stuff gets hard and cracks. With a helper it sounds,fairly easy to do.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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on a 06 flagstaff, took out front window this eve found some damp area a little mold, cut out the moldy stuff going to replace it, what goes on the outside for water proofing/sealing?? silicone? it had some kind of putty like stuff for a sealant, kinda like plumbers putty ( for sink drains ) was that from factory? or a fast fix. one more i was told that home depot has something for water proofing roofs the stuff at the rv place here is $60 per gal (i think) depots is $100 for 5 gal what i was told, anyone know anything about this, i want to reseal the roof!
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:19 AM   #5
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Why does everyone say not to use silicone on the outside of your rig? I see silicone on my new rig outside various places. Obviously the factory thinks it's ok. Just would like to know for future reference?
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Why does everyone say not to use silicone on the outside of your rig? I see silicone on my new rig outside various places. Obviously the factory thinks it's ok. Just would like to know for future reference?
The factory does it the cheap way and sometimes the owner gets to pay for it, If you wish to continue in the ways of the factory please do so.
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The factory does it the cheap way and sometimes the owner gets to pay for it, If you wish to continue in the ways of the factory please do so.
Forgive those of us who like to do things once.

I didn't say I was gonna follow suite and do what the factory does! Was just looking for a explanation as to why it's bad. Thanks anyway
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:31 AM   #9
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well i can say that on mine ( 06) the original tape was STILL pliable i was amazed!! and here it is about $8 a roll which will do about 4 reg size windows, all the videos i saw put it on the RV then re install the window but that left gaps so i put it on the window after installing cut off excess and the cut off excess i used to do around all the storage doors! i mainly did silicone for a clean look and it cant hurt !
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I have a similar problem no mold yet but found it was condensation from around the inside trim ring. Kept getting a little rust stain line running down the wall that located right where a screw was. Screws were found to be rusty and a void was found behind trim ring. How do you stop this one from happening?
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I have a 2000 Georgetown 303, no slides, the rubber seals around the exterior windows have shrunk and water is getting in. The RV dealer searched and had no luck for replacement other than new windows. I just had a new roof installed with the dealer. They suggested contacting a glass repair service. Any suggestions on replacement seals or should I just silicone or butyl rubber tape?
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Do not use silicone. I was told by a window technician that real window sealant would never stick where silicone was used and silicone often fails to seal well when applied over the rubber window sealant.

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Old 05-23-2014, 06:40 AM   #13
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after pulling all my windows and seeing that the tape although leaking in places was still pliable (almost like silly putty) at 8 years old! go with the tape, i used silicone to finish off the look and it cant hurt!
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I am new to RVing and have a new 5er sitting in the driveway. I have all the windows shut as we were having rain a while back. This has made the inside of the rig quite warm. This may sound silly but since the windows are so flush with the outside walls, if I leave the windows open and it rains, will the water come inside?
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Why does everyone say not to use silicone on the outside of your rig? I see silicone on my new rig outside various places. Obviously the factory thinks it's ok. Just would like to know for future reference?

Based on my experience and reading, virtually nothing sticks to silicone, not even silicone. It's very difficult to remove when it eventually, inevitably goes bad. If you have to reseal anything it becomes more difficult to get an effective seal.
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Based on my experience and reading, virtually nothing sticks to silicone, not even silicone. It's very difficult to remove when it eventually, inevitably goes bad. If you have to reseal anything it becomes more difficult to get an effective seal.
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My experience exactly. I hate having to remove silicone from cars. About the only way to remove it is to grind away whatever its stuck too.

Butyl tape and window urethane (with the correct primer used to the application) is the only way to go.
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I am new to RVing and have a new 5er sitting in the driveway. I have all the windows shut as we were having rain a while back. This has made the inside of the rig quite warm. This may sound silly but since the windows are so flush with the outside walls, if I leave the windows open and it rains, will the water come inside?
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Answer to da hijack. The best way for ventilation is to have a ceiling vent hood on one or more vents and then crack open a window or two. I hate my flush windows cause they don't open much, but if you open then an inch or so they are very unlikely to let water in unless you have a REALLY strong wind.
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