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Old 04-11-2021, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hi. Went on the maiden voyage this weekend. Found water coming in aft left corner of trailer. Corner of both bunk bed mattresses are wet. My daughter crawled up the ladder and said the sealant was cracked and that there was a hole. Iím not sure exactly what she saw but we do have water coming in. What is the best way to fix this? Clean it do I use a primer and then use like HENGS rubber roof coating?? Or liquid roof primer and coating?? Do I like carefully cut and remove the old sealant and apply new??
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:48 AM   #2
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The floor under the Emer Exit window is wet too. ☹️
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Hi. Went on the maiden voyage this weekend. Found water coming in aft left corner of trailer. Corner of both bunk bed mattresses are wet. My daughter crawled up the ladder and said the sealant was cracked and that there was a hole. Iím not sure exactly what she saw but we do have water coming in. What is the best way to fix this? Clean it do I use a primer and then use like HENGS rubber roof coating?? Or liquid roof primer and coating?? Do I like carefully cut and remove the old sealant and apply new??
How often have you checked the roof caulking?
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How often have you checked the roof caulking?
It's his maiden voyage, so it might be new to him. I know it's probably a Dicor product he needs, but I don't remember the name.

Edit.... Got the product from another post. It's Eternabond to seal those leaks
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:13 PM   #5
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Hi. You guys are the best. I just bought the camper couple weeks ago and although I looked up on the roof I didn’t examine it that closely. I asked the previous owner about it and he said it was probably due to be recaulked. So I need to get up there and do a thorough inspection and perhaps redo the ceiling. Do I have to remove the old seal or do I just put new over it?
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:40 PM   #6
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Hi. Is that eternabond you are recommending a tape?
I’d rather use a gloopy type of self leveling stuff.
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Is that eternabond you are recommending a tape?
I’d rather use a gloopy type of self leveling stuff.
Fix it once with eternabond and forget the gloopy stuff... maybe for 10+ years... you see where the gloopy stuff got you in 4-5 years... WET and hopefully NOT much damage

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...nce-90060.html

the job that I did back in 2015 still looks like I did it last week...
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:30 AM   #8
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Smile Eternabond

Hi. I ordered some today. I also ordered the cleaner and the primer. Thanks so much.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:30 PM   #9
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Hi. So here is my installation of Eternabond tape. In some places it didn't cover all the gloop so I put primer on top of the tape and put more tape on top of it overlapping.
1. Should I put some Hengs Roof Sealant on the seams?? (I bought some of that before the tape.)
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2. I have air bubbles under the tape I can't get out. Is that OK?? My first thought was to put a hole in it. ha ha I didn't.
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3. In one place the tape creased and I figure what the heck? It sticks to itself so darn much, why would it hurt??
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I had a leak at the back corner. Today I sprayed water on the roof and I no longer have a leak.
In the front I didn't have an issue I just put the tape on for the heck of it. In some places it didn't fully cover the gloop so I added pieces.
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Looks good and should be a great water barrier for a long time...

after the first 3 years checking mine 2X a year and not seeing any degradation of Eternabond's ability to stick and seal... I now check it 1X a year and going into my 6th year I still see no degradation of the tape's ability to stick and seal to the old caulk ( completely covered) and the roof membrane.

I also taped the skylight and all openings. One more place I used tape, was as a bridge between the side and the exterior marker lights, overlapping the top edge of the marker lamp as I have heard that sometimes the marker light will start to leak water.
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One thing i learned from the tape is use a roller and toll it out after its one. Never had a issue with mine
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