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Old 11-04-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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Roof Seals

Ok so I'm new to RV ownership have had my Georgetown 351 since March. Before that only tent camping. Inspecting my roof today and I noticed what looks like caulking, around the front cap and bubble dome. How do I remove and replace this stuff and is there anything better out there? Someone mentioned eternabond tape. How is that stuff?
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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Looks like self leveling by Dicor, pretty standard. To remove time consuming, heat gun and scraper, either put back the same or use the tape, but if you use the tape you will need to clean the area off, with acetone or something they do make a cleaner. The tape will last longer, if applied correctly, good stuff.
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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Eternabond Tape is the best long-term solution, but your chaulk doesn't look too bad! You don't need to remove it, just clean it with acetone or mineral spirits and apply Dicor over it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:51 PM   #4
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Just add more on top ??
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:00 PM   #5
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Yes add more on top. If you go to Dicor's website they have a video that explains how to prepare and add more lap sealant. Not too difficult.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:05 PM   #6
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In the long run would it be better to remove and replace?
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:08 PM   #7
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Just going by your pictures, I would personally not remove it. I think use some denatured alcohol to clean it then apply the sealant. Dicor's video shows you exactly how to do it. It is easy, the only hard part is climbing on the roof if you are old and fat like me.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:23 PM   #8
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Each on of those pictures looks as though you can have leaks. It doesn't take much water intrusion over a period of time for mold to start.

The least I would do is clean it as others have said and put Eternabond tape on all the seams. You don't have to put dicor on first and the Eternabond is good for 10+ years. https://www.eternabond.com/

You can get it directly from https://www.eternabond.com/ or Amazon. Be sure you have a roller to apply pressure as you go. The roller they have is about 2" dia x 3" wide with 1 side rounded the other is squared off and weighs about 2 pounds. Be sure to check the installation instructions on the site.

There are many threads on FRF on installing Eternabond, be sure to check them out.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:26 PM   #9
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I thought the eternabobd has to go down first. Can I put it on top of the dicor?
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It is all personal preference. Some will suggest to remove old dicor, some will suggest not to. When I did my entire roof seams prior to our summer road trip this yeat, I cleaned all dicor first with Simple Green to remove dirt. Then, I cleaned them thoroughly with denatures alcohol. I then applied the 6inch eternabond tape OVER the old dicor. Just make sure the tape extends past the dicor (at least 1 inch). There are tons of pictures on this site about eternabond. That will give you an idea on how to proceed.


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I agree with the previous posts. If you go with the Eternabond you will most like have a few uneven areas where the roller won't work for applying pressure, like going over trim molding. Massage it good with your fingers in those areas pressing as hard as you can. The Eternabond adhesive is pressure activated. Good luck.

PS - It is really sticky. Plan carefully.
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I did my TT this summer and put the eternabond over top of the dicor. Just work with 12" or less of the backing pulled back at a time. It's real sticky and not easy to pull loose if it sticks where you don't want it to.
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Our 2016 Sunseeker roof looked great during monthly checks until gallons of water dumped on us when we drove out of storage lot. And then we really checked out the caulk, poking it, trying to lift it, it was basically sitting there looking normal and doing nothing. The dealer redid the Dicor, it was March 2017 and everything has been ok since. But if i had my choice, I would do Eternabond everything. I would Eternabond the roof until we had to re-weigh it. It just sounds like the best way to go from what I read.
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