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Old 07-11-2020, 01:23 PM   #1
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What kind of seal is this on my trailer ladder?

I want to replace the seals around the ladder on my 2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 21DS, but I can't figure out what kind of seal they used around the ladder feet. Anyone ever seen or replaced seals like this?

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Old 07-11-2020, 02:50 PM   #2
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Bedding compound or bedding tape.
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Old 07-11-2020, 02:59 PM   #3
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Butyl tape.
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:35 PM   #4
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Butyl tape.
Hate the stuff personally. Seems like it's the number one cause of black streaks, at least to me.


If I were to re-do the ladder attachment points I'd probably just use something like Dicor or Alpha sealant for vertical surfaces. Just enough under each pad and tool off whatever is squished out just like when bedding deck fittings on a boat.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies! I think I'll try a dicor sealant for vertical applications since I've worked with those products before and they seem to last longer than whatever this rubbery seal is.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:53 PM   #6
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Being only two yrs old they shouldnt be bad already.
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Old 07-12-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
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Looks like some square pad they had lying around that they chewed the corners off.
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:52 PM   #8
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Hate the stuff personally. Seems like it's the number one cause of black streaks, at least to me.

That's why I used WHITE tape...
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:39 PM   #9
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You'd think so, but some of the feet don't have any of this padding show anymore. They might be fine under the screws, but it looks really dry and cracked everywhere.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:46 PM   #10
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as long as its ozzing out like that, its still sealing.
its OK to clean up those edges. its only putty
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Clean up the edges and call it good. That's what the stuff is supposed to do. It's in there to keep water out.

Sometimes you can run a bead of sealant like Pro-Flex. However, sometimes it'll even work its way out of that.
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Clean up the edges and call it good. That's what the stuff is supposed to do. It's in there to keep water out.

Sometimes you can run a bead of sealant like Pro-Flex. However, sometimes it'll even work its way out of that.
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