Originally Posted by grumpyguy
2007 rockwood 2514G. Here is the list of items that will be repaired and maintained. Help is appreciated
1) Replacing end caps on the 4 corners of the roof. All 4 are cracked.
2) Re-caulking the whole camper (roof sidewalls etc.)
So the first questions is this. What is the skin of the roof made of? I believe its aluminum while the side are fiberglass. Can anyone confirm?
That being said what products should I use to re-caulk this? I've heard that I shouldn't use silicone and everything from eternabond to dicor seems to be popular. Any recommendations from anyone that has done this? Even better if you've done this to the same model year of this rockwood or sister flagstaff.
And finally I had a look at the sub-floor from the underside. I never liked that fact that it was chipboard but all manufacturers seem to use so no choice there. It looks grey and dry. I was thinking I would like to use some sort of preservative or sealant on it. Yes or no? Which one would you suggest. I was thinking just some of the green copper sulfate solution used to preserve wood.
Thanks in advance!
Hey Rob, our "newly purchased" used Pup ( 09' Rockwood Fleetwood LTD 1940 ) has a fiberglass roof. I just recently installed a Fan-tastic Fan, but do wish the roof material was a bit thicker.
When we inspected the Pup at the dealership, and regarding the seams and corners, we were told the 4 corners had been recently replaced and re-sealed. Looked to be they were re-sealed with white silicone, which I thought was rather shoddy in itself. The roof seam I wasn't too concerned with as I was going to reseal it anyways, as it appeared to be the original seal. It was showing signs of needing resealing and I am anal when it comes to the seams.
We got it home, I ordered my Fan-tastic Fan, installed it, and after doing another seam inspection, I noticed that the silicone sealant was separating from the corners. Yep, I was right, it was White Silicone. Thankfully I was prepared to reseal the corners as well.
Anyways, I had purchased 2 tubes ProFlex RV sealant ( Geocel ) and re-sealed all my corners, roof seam, and Fan-tastic Fan Vent, and I am a happy camper. No leaks and everything is tight.
As for the undercarriage, this is our thoughts. We are thinking of getting "Flex Seal Rubber Sealant" and spraying the undercarriage. Kind of like the undercarriage spray for vehicles. Right now our undercarriage is showing a washed out over spray of black paint, but you can still see the particle board. Maybe others have suggestions as well.