Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2016, 06:17 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Phenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 201
I've got a 28dbud, and in heavy rain if the slide is open the entire time or closed the entire time, I'm dry. Bring it in during rain and I get a little water.

Also, I make sure the trailer is level or leaning to slide side if I have to retract in the rain the alleviate some of the moisture.
__________________

__________________
Sean

'16 28DBUD
'16 2500HD Dmax
Phenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 10:29 PM   #12
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 3,696
Within a year my top seal had completely come off from the side wall. The sealant they used did not bond to the wall which allowed my leak. The areas it was leaking was almost not even visible it was so small but it was there. I ended up redoing the sealant and all is well now.
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2014 Greywolf 26DBH
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 09:35 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 25
Ok awesome thank you for the input!! I have one yr warrenty so I may take to the dealer and let them figure out after we done camping in the few weeks!!
__________________
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 07:49 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 25
Silicone

guys after reading through these forums I am terrified of silicone!! I resealed a couple little spots with silicone ( based on recommendation fromt the dealer!!) and now I am worried I am gonna have to go through and take out every place that is sealed and redo! I am 90% sure that silicone was used from the factory!!! Should I panic and redo immediately or can I just keep and eye on the seams and remove and replace with a different sealant as needed?? Also do you guys use a rubber roof cleaner and sealant at all? I am thinking of cleaning and sealing maybe twice a yr once at beginning of the season and once at the end of the season!?

Thank you so much you guys have been great!!!
__________________
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 12:40 PM   #15
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 3,696
FR had something looking like geocel on my seams, no silicone. I used Sikaflex to reveal mine, also could have used geocel. No sickness for me. Without serious removal and cleaning nothing will stick to where it was or a year that remains
__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2014 Greywolf 26DBH
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 12:59 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
FR had something looking like geocel on my seams, no silicone. I used Sikaflex to reveal mine, also could have used geocel. No sickness for me. Without serious removal and cleaning nothing will stick to where it was or a year that remains
Yeah I am going to remove and then clean and scrape...it my only options lol that's what I get for taking the dealers word and not coming here first!!!

I have heard good things about the geocel so that's what I am thinking I will go to! I am not going to do all at once though I am going to replace and remove as need which maybe soon by the sounds of it lol!!

Thanks
__________________
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 01:01 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 2,343
Had this same model in 2014 model. Never had that issue, so something has changed....
__________________
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man"Calvin Coolidge
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 01:13 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 25
Maybe it isn't silicone but it sure looks like it!! Thankfully I only added a little bit of silicone around a storage flap and a little on the top seal of the slide because some of the other caulking was cracked!
__________________
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 01:30 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
born2ride41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Canal Winchester
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
FR had something looking like geocel on my seams, no silicone. I used Sikaflex to reveal mine, also could have used geocel. No sickness for me. Without serious removal and cleaning nothing will stick to where it was or a year that remains

Doc one more dumb question if I use a geocel type sealant do I need to completely remove the older stuff I want to reseal or since it isn't silicone can I just clean and apply over this!?
__________________
born2ride41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 02:29 PM   #20
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 3,696
Sorry for the delay been training this week so very little service in the field.

I would take it all off.. Want a fresh start. I removed the bead along the top of the slide seal and caulked. It leaked, turned out there was a second separate wiper seal AND a bulb seal that I failed to realize was separate. Peeled everything off, sealed the wiper seal, was only stapled on... No kidding it leaked... Then sealed the top of the bulb seal.

I do not think it short cutted the first time around but still got a leak because I failed the realize it was two seals. I am now good to go.

I peeled off what I could then used a plastic scraper then last brake cleaning fluid worked the best to get off the residue. Probably not needed but then alcohol as a final prep before resealing. Did it over two days just to show how meticulous I was. Water sucks and does lots of damage so the time is worth it!
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2014 Greywolf 26DBH
doc73 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




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.