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Old 06-19-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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Anyone know why the thicker caulk doesn't follow the whole seam on the roof? Both sides are exactly the same. Caulk bead stops with a perfectly rounded end and then starts again further down the seam. Not sure the center section is protected as much as is could. Would you add caulk to it?



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Old 06-19-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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I've often wondered why it stops myself. Same on my 228. There is some type of gasket pressed in between the trim and the roof. Never any signs of leakage, even in some torrential downpours. However, when I get back from the Sawtooths next week, I'll probably will run a bead of Dicor just for fun. Guess it can't hurt.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:27 AM   #3
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I just recently bought a 2015 rockwood 1950 and the same is on mine
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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I just recently bought a 2015 rockwood 1950 and the same is on mine

Thanks for confirming it is supposed to be that way. It looked that way but when I got some moisture in the camper everything becomes suspect. There may still be a small leak in the gasket but good to know that there wasn't missing caulk. I may have to caulk it anyway.


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Thanks for confirming it is supposed to be that way. It looked that way but when I got some moisture in the camper everything becomes suspect. There may still be a small leak in the gasket but good to know that there wasn't missing caulk. I may have to caulk it anyway.


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Mine came that way but i am suspect of it just like you. I plan to add caulk in the winter this year bc I don't like how it stops
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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I think I will be doing it too.


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Old 06-21-2015, 12:04 AM   #7
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The gasket material you mentioned is butal tape it is used for sealing around window, appliances, seams etc. When I worked on RV's we always used it and I still do, then I trim it off even with a plastic scraper until even and caulk the seam,
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Wonder why Forest River doesn't do that?


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Old 06-21-2015, 09:32 PM   #9
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I placed down Eternabond tape all along the edge(s) of my new roof shortly after purchase as I wanted a waterproof seal and was not confident of the factory job. I am confident it will keep the water out for a very long time.

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