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Old 04-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #41
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Thanks for the tip! I snagged a roll for possible future need, at that price it's cheap insurance. The website gave my iPad a few headaches, but the order finally did complete.

BTW, before ordering online, check to be sure you don't have a local Graingers center. In their order confirmation email they gave me the address and phone for their local distribution center, something I hadn't known existed. I don't know if that center would give the same price on the tape but if so I could have saved the shipping cost.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #42
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FYI peeps, Grainger has the 2"x18yd 4412N 3M extreme sealing tape on clearance for $8.15/roll. An amazing deal due to limited quantities, some of the other sizes are also on clearance but not as great a deal. Just passing it on since the tape is usually $50-70 a roll normally.

https://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ww...rue&sst=subset
Thanks very much. I ordered 1" and 2". I'll use the 1" to seal around the whole outer seam of both top halves. I'll use the 2" to seal around the vent. My bubble window is already sealed with this tape.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #43
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And thank you as well. They actually used the 2.5 inch on my bubble window but the 2 inch would have been sufficient. I ordered two rolls of 2 in. - great product and price.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #44
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Lm, yeah, I noticed you mentioned 2.5" in your post but I couldn't pass up the 2" for $8 instead.
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Lm, yeah, I noticed you mentioned 2.5" in your post but I couldn't pass up the 2" for $8 instead.
no doubt..I bought two.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #46
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Ordered on the 9th, received on the 10th. Now that's fast!
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #47
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I received my tape today. However, the rolls were only 5 yds long vs the advertised 18 yds. Anyone else experience this?

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #48
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I received my tape today. However, the rolls were only 5 yds long vs the advertised 12 yds. Anyone else experience this?

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I haven't received mine yet but it was advertised as 18 yds. My shipping confirmation also states 18 yds. We'll see.\

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #49
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I haven't received mine yet but it was advertised as 18 yds. My shipping confirmation also states 18 yds. We'll see.\LM
Typo. I meant 18 yds.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #50
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Hmmm. That would explain the smoking deal for sure.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #51
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Yeah, mine's a 5 yd roll too. I'll have to see if there's enough there to do the bubble window. That's all I think I'd use it for anyway.
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15' should be more than enough to do the bubble window, but I'm disappointed in Graingers for their typographical error.
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Glad I went crazy and ordered 2 rolls!..lol

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There are times when a little insanity is the only proper response to the world. I went out and measured my bubble and, including the modest amount of overlap at the corners, per 3M's installation video for this tape, I figure I'll need 191 inches, 11 inches more than I have.

Just called up the local Grainger store; they offer the same deal. Will pick up another roll tomorrow, saving the shipping.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #55
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When we got our first pop up we stripped it down and repainted it. I removed all the old caulk, not easy on textured surface. I used caulk recommended at trailer shop. I have realized caulk needs to be checked several time a year. But this tape is great idea, I am going to add it to our supplies.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #56
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Professional looking caulk "gaskets" around windows

There are three caulk-adhesive products I would recommend, having repaired trailers for about 5 years: Colorimetric, Silaprene, and GeoCell RV Pro Flex. I prefer the first two, though the ProFlex is fine also. Use the regular caulk-adhesive, NOT the self-leveling that is made for roof repairs as it "flows" for a long time. If used on anything but a horizontal surface it will flow right off or puddle at the bottom.

Apply like regular caulk for cracks, joints, etc. If using around a bubble window or roof vent, run a thick masking tape (or two layers of masking tape atop each other) around the edge of the item to be caulked. Place one strip about 1/2" farther out from the existing "gasket" of caulk. Place a second strip of masking tape inside the existing "gasket". You should now have two lines of masking tape 1" wider than the existing caulk "gasket" (1/2" on each side).

Apply the caulk-adhesive between the masking taped lines. All of these caulks are petroleum-based, so smooth them with a smooth (softer) paper towel or cloth saturated with mineral spirits or similar solvent. Do not over-work the caulk, just make it reasonably smooth. Allow 10-15 minutes for caulk to set up. Remove the masking tape slowly so as to not disturb your handiwork. If you wait longer the tape may be hard to remove & tear often due to film strength of caulk. Allow the caulk to set for several days without succumbing to the temptation to touch it; this caulk takes a little while to cure but remains flexible for years.

You will discover your hard work has resulted in a professional looking "gasket" that overlaps the original seal and provides additional protection. CAUTION: 1) Apply in a ventilated work area. 2) These are ADHESIVE-caulks, so removing them once they're cured is HARD to do without damaging your trailer! But the quality of this repair is excellent. 3) Clean-up requires petroleum-based solvents. 4) Wear disposable gloves while working with the caulk-adhesive.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #57
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Welcome, Chris.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #58
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bookmarked ... thanks for that ...

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