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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:54 AM
Leaks are hard to find in most cases, water is always trying to find a way in.
When you get to the warmer part of the country, look things over and maybe clean and put some lube on the seals around the slide and the sidewall seals. They overlap in most cases to get a good seal. Some of the seals are not easy to get to. the areas around the seals needs to be clean, like the slide walls that contact the seals.
Regarding the top edge seal between the roof line and side(s) look the area over well and then post some information regarding the condition of the area in question and maybe attach some pictures.
There are a number of ways to seal areas using materials far better the duct tape. Some are better then others when it comes to where the repair needs to be made.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:07 AM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:00 AM
The seam areas can be sealed using Dicor it is sticky to work with, but it works best on flat surfaces as it tend to self level and will droop down the side. Gravity is going to win.
The sealing tape. Called Eterna Bond, comes in varying widths. Camping World sells patching kits made up of the material, not sure they stock the rolls. I get it from a Commercial building supplier in the area. It is pricy, but it will seal the area and stay where you put it. NOTE ! once its in place it can be almost imposable to remove. It pays to work carefully, cleaning the surface well to start. Should your roof be made of EPDM, cleaning materials with any oil in there mixture can not be used. !!!!
Plan on the best way to work on the area--Slide in or out, part way out ??
You might want to use one of the roof cleaners sold at CW to start. Rinsing the surface well and drying. Cut the material to length, lay it along the area you want to apply it, (use a little duct tape to hold it in place)(Make any adjustments or cuts). Then start to remove the adhesive protection material (only on short areas)(it really sticks to anything it touches) then slowly expose the adhesive as you work along. Press down on the tape to make a good seal (A wall paper edge roller works real well for this) If its in the correct spot it will stop the leak, last a long time and look good.
Good luck, Rich.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:56 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:04 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:40 AM
I bought some RTV sealant and sealed the entire bracket area sides, back, and top......problem solved....
2008 Forest River Georgetown 374
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:05 AM
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