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Old 04-06-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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Outside caulking and sealing?

So I had no rear turn signal on my 2016 flagstaff 23lb so I opened up the light. There is no caulk on anything even the 1 inch hole for the wires is wide open. There is only a foam gasket on the back of the light. I would have thought they would caulk around the perimeter of everything. I walked around and some things are caulked but most are not. Not even one marker light is caulked but the water inlet and solar hookup is.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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My Rockwood Windjammer is caulked everywhere but I am going to look closer.

I live about 6 miles from the dealer your trailer came from!!

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Old 04-07-2015, 07:53 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure someone forgot the caulking on this one. None of the markers, baggage doors or ladder are caulked. Although the black tank flush, winterizing and water hookup are. We loved fun-n-sun rv they were perfect to deal with and would recommend them to anyone.
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My 2011 Wildwood has butyl tape plus silicone caulking everywhere on the exterior wall seams/joints. Good news is it was caulked; bad news is silicone has pulled away in some areas and I've found it is impossible to remove all of the silicone so I can recaulk. Someone suggested a hairdryer but I haven't tried that yet.
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Good time to upgrade to LED light assemblies if they aren't already.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:21 PM   #7
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If this is a new, less than a year old TT, check/inspect all inside walls where you know there was not any sealant!! The first bubble in the inside wall go to the dealer for a wall replacement!!
I had a competitive TT, they did not seal the rear window, it leaked. The rear inside wall bubbled and separated from the insulation. The whole rear panel (inside/outside walls) had to be replaced. The outside looks OK. The inside was done in a hurry, unfinished trim, shelves crooked, etc.. The dealer and I are still having words.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:51 PM   #8
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It's 3 weeks old!
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:11 PM   #9
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As I did go after the manufacturer and dealer for an extended warranty/guarantee any defects for at least 4 years. No matter if you bought it a week after it was made, it was out in the weather and the problems may not show up until the water starts to evaporate in warmer weather.
No matter what we pay too much for these type of problems. There is no way any TT should come off the assembly line with these problems and the dealer say "you bought it, now seal/fix it".
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:17 PM   #10
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After seeing that, I think I will be checking my cutout holes for the lights as well. that looks like a water leak waiting to happen.

Thanks for pointing this out to us.

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