After a bad experience with my last 5er and since I'm about to leave the new Silverback at the deer lease for a few months, I decided to bite the bullet and apply Eternabond to all the roof penetrations, and the front/rear cap seams.
So this morning I scrubbed the seams with 'Awesome' cleaner,; wiped the crud off, then, after it dried, I wiped the seams with acetone including a good margin for the 4" or 6" tape.
After the acetone evaporated, the tape went down fairly easily. There was a learning curve in handling this stuff, but I finally got the hang of it. After firmly rubbing it/rolling it down, I applied dicor to most of the tape seams. I still have not done the side seams nor the front cap seam, and I'm out of dicor, but I can always do that later.
I do have a couple of questions; is the white Eternabond tape paintable? The front cap of the Silverback is a medium/dark brown, and the white tape is going to stand out badly for about 3" on each side where the seams meet the gutter. Has anyone else dealt with this issue? I guess I can stop the Eternabond on top, and just use the dicor on the sides, but I'd sure like to cover as much of the seam as possible.
Also, I've noticed a couple of spots on the roof where there appears to be a small piece of trash beneath the membrane. Since I'm walking on the roof a lot while doing this, I worry that in my effort to prevent leaks, I may, in fact cause one. I have several odd sized "cut offs" of the tape, and I'm considering just cleaning and applying these over the spots just to build a thicker roof over the trash. But I'm concerned about that one spot that was stepped on repeatedly, yet missed.
So, I'm looking for suggestions.
2016 Ford F-350 Lariat CC, 4x4 SRW. B&W turnover with extender. 2015 CC Silverback 29RE, fitted with Reese Goose Box. Amateur Extra Class K5TS, 2016 nights camped 16