Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
That's self-leveling lap sealant. And yes, it's what's normally applied by dealers and even the mfg.
To fix the cracks you see, just clean the caulking and let it dry and then get tubes of self-leveling lap sealant and apply it right over the old.
If you want something more permanent you could cover all the seams with Eternabond tape and not have to worry about it again.
Bama-Rambler, thanks for your reply. I'm relieved to know that what was applied to my roof is a typical fix by dealers or the mfr. I don't know if it is was put on because of leaks or as a preventive measure. I have seen no indication of damage or odors that would indicate mold. Everything inside seems like new.
I'm wondering if the Eternabond tape would adequately seal around the lumpy lap sealant on there. Also, can you give me some idea what the brand of the "tubes of self-leveling lap sealant" you recommend?
I still would like to know if washing/cleaning the roof twice a year is necessary and why. If so, what to use and what to avoid. I did see a post recently where some poster used a product that left a residue on the sides and windows of his unit that was difficult to remove. Then I saw a reply saying to use Murphy's Oil Soap. Any help with would be appreciated.
So much to learn about these RV's!!! Until recently I'd been into boats all my life and always thought of them as a "money pit." But between the TV and TT I can see this is also true!! I can do a lot of the maintenance myself but then again, there are quite a few that I have to have done for me. It's been costly!!
Bama-Rambler: Thanks so much for your response -- much appreciated!