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Old 11-27-2022, 08:06 PM   #1
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Access leak help with seal

I have a water leak on a front storage access door.
Everything online says use butyl tape. I have a aluminum side style trailer(clipper).
Do to the unevenness it looks like foam not butyl tape was used from the factory.
Is this just a high density foam ?
Can't find anything online. Wish I had a smooth side trailer, they look easier to keep water out
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:12 PM   #2
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Thick foam weatherstripping is the best thing to use. You can use several layers of butyl tape, but it continues to 'ooze' out for a long time after installation.
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:39 PM   #3
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Unless you removed some of the sealant, it appears they missed a bunch.

That is foam behind the lip but all the doors I've seen like this, the foam is covered by a generous bead of caulking.

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Old 11-27-2022, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thick foam weatherstripping is the best thing to use. You can use several layers of butyl tape, but it continues to 'ooze' out for a long time after installation.
I will need 1/2 thick.
I never resealed the sides because it was never sealed from factory. I believe that may have been a leak point
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:48 PM   #5
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Nope
That is the sides, only the top was ever sealed from factory.
I resealed the top but not the sides. This in my first TT.
Had a pop up before this
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:05 PM   #6
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I have a water leak on a front storage access door.
Everything online says use butyl tape. I have a aluminum side style trailer(clipper).
Do to the unevenness it looks like foam not butyl tape was used from the factory.
Is this just a high density foam ?
Can't find anything online. Wish I had a smooth side trailer, they look easier to keep water out
Why can't you just run a large bead of sealant across top and save some work seal all around it?

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Old 11-28-2022, 07:18 PM   #7
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Floor is too soft and needs repaired. Have to pull it apart to do the repair
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:31 PM   #8
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Floor is too soft and needs repaired. Have to pull it apart to do the repair
Didn't see anything about floor damage in post
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:14 AM   #9
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Didn't see anything about floor damage in post
Ya it's gone and needs replaced, It was running down somehow not showing any signs untill the wood was roten, I just need to keep the water out it is rotten,.
Will figure out a way to patch the flooring when I fold up the vinyl up.
Looks like I'm going with the high dense foam, proflex Rv sealant and will seal the top and the sides, leaving the bottom unsealed.
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