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Old 02-21-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Cream colored Silicone caulk for Columbus

Does anyone know where you can get the cream colored silicone caulk for the columbus.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
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It's a TPO roof by Alpha Systems. Start here:
Alpha Systems, LLC - Products for the RV, Cargo Trailer, Marine and Modular & Manufactured Housing Industries

I'm sure they used something other than just plain ol silicolne caulk. However TPO material for RV roof is common now. I would stop at a camping world store and have a chat with them. Also go to your favorite RV dealer and ask them also what they use in their repair bays.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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Just to Clarify. Columbus puts the rubber roof on , not TPO.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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I need to do some touch up on my 320 and need to know what type, brand and color Columbus uses. I have the brown and cream color trailer.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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Just to Clarify. Columbus puts the rubber roof on , not TPO.
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Thanks for update CC. I will adjust my info file.

You may want to send that info out to dealers. I bet you more than mine has it listed wrong. Mine was cheyenne camping center - Iowa.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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We have rubber roof???? I thought we had the new RV type roof!!!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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It's winter in the snowbelt but for you lucky guys in the south, here is how to confirm what you have for roof material.
RV 101 – How to Determine RV Roof Types | The #1 RV Video Education training Source RV 101


TPO Thermoplastic Polyolefin or
EPDM ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber

TPO is newer style but I don't know what the advantage is. We assume newer is better but that may not be the case for RV roofing.

I would think Dicor brand would have a roof sealer product in cream color but who knows.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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Does anyone know where you can get the cream colored silicone caulk for the columbus.
Try Amazon.com. They have several colors.
Amazon.com: dicor lap sealant
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #9
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Does anyone know where you can get the cream colored silicone caulk for the columbus.
My Columbus has a Gray roof on it and when I added my Fantastic Fan vent cover all I could find is the white lap sealant. I called Dicor direct about getting the Gray caulk and they told me that I could order it by the case and it was like 175.00 for the 12 tubes. So I just used the white that I had because it would dry up by time I used that much of it. No one can see it on top of the roof anyways.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:40 AM   #10
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I made a pdf quick cheat sheet so you can inspect your own room and find out if you have a TPO or EPDM style room material. You need to know this for picking sealer, cleaner, patches, repair kits, etc. for your particular type of roof. The color on the back is the telltale key.

Black on the back = EPDM
White (same color top bottom) on the back = TPO.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:10 AM   #11
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I also need some cream color sealant for the sides of my 320rs. Not for roof seams which are of course white. This would be for seams and down spout areas. It sure appears to be silicone caulk. Has anyone looked for this from any vendors? Thanks
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When I called Dicor about the gray sealant, they told me the caulk was the same item as the roof lap sealant, I found that hard to believe
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Why not just apply a clear RV specific caulking over the area? Proflex (one of the highest rated) comes in clear. Proflex is available at Campingworld and many other RV stores - it is specifically made for RV applications where there is flex and movement.

ProFlex RV Flexible Sealant - Clear - Geocel Corp 28100 - Roof Maintenance & Repair - Camping World

It is also available in Almond, but I don't know if that's the same as champagne:

ProFlex RV Flexible Sealant - Almond - Geocel Corp 28109 - Roof Maintenance & Repair - Camping World

Also, unless the manufacturer is using silicone DO NOT use it to seal the unit - it is impossible to seal over silicone after it is applied unless cleaned with a cemical cleaner like acetone or mineral spirits.
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