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Old 05-19-2016, 09:00 AM   #11
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A picture of the spot where the wires go into the roof would be helpful.

For now I'll offer this. For a more permanent solution, use Eternabond tape. If you can, spread the 2 wires enough to be able to stick the Eternabond down well between them and extending the Eternabond over and past where the wires go into the roof. Then apply the Dicor self-levelling sealant around the edges of the Eternabond. ProFlex RV is a great sealant for vertical surfaces but it's not self-levelling and you'll probably need self-levelling for a roof application.
The pro flex Rv isn't self leveling however if you take your time applying instead of just putting globs of it down it can work well and level out the same as Dicor, I think it is a better product.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:44 PM   #12
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Two questions: 1) what do you use prior to laying down the Eternabond? I've seen directions to use the Eternabond cleaner and primer (pricey), acetone or mineral spirits (both on a rag, never poured on rubber roof) and then wiped with rubbing alcohol. 1) any suggestions on removing existing silicone (it's on the aluminum sides of the trailer)? Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:04 PM   #13
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Use dicor sealant. Its what works the best and is designed for applications like this.



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So I'm out camping on our first long trip (Disney Fort Wilderness)

We came back to the motorhome from a day at the parks to find water splattered all over my laptop. After taking apart the overhead cabinets (where the TV/Coax switcher, etc is located) - I found the water was leaking in thru where the dealership ran the Wingard cables through the ceiling (drilled).

Obviously they didn't seal too well - It looks like when looking at on the roof that the sealant they used is well applied, however it has a void between the two wires that come through the ceiling is probably not fully sealed so the water is wicking in, with the crazy rain we're getting that little wicking has turned into almost a constant drip.

For now I've tried to make the motorhome tip front to back front higher so the water doesn't run in, but it's just slowing it down.

I plan to run over to Camping World to get some silicone and whatever other sealant however I was looking for suggestions on what types of sealant to use.

I had planned to rip up the existing stuff, seal all down in the hole around all the wires with silicone, then apply the thicker white sealant whatever it is on top.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Getting pulled away from my plants at the park with the family to try and get this fixed before it turns into more of a problem.
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Two questions: 1) what do you use prior to laying down the Eternabond? I've seen directions to use the Eternabond cleaner and primer (pricey), acetone or mineral spirits (both on a rag, never poured on rubber roof) and then wiped with rubbing alcohol. 1) any suggestions on removing existing silicone (it's on the aluminum sides of the trailer)? Thanks!
For applying Eternabond tape, clean the roof as you normally would. I used acetone to clean the existing Dicor sealant and then used EternaPrime spray before placing the tape. DO NOT get acetone or other solvents on the rubber or TPO roof membrane. It's OK on a fiberglass MH roof though.
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Here is a video that might help. It talks about both Dicor and Eternabond.

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