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Old 10-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Window Sealant For New Trailer

Question for those much more experienced than I am. The family and I are now the proud owners of a 2013 28BHS, and I am wondering if it is a good idea to put a cap of sealant around the windows and various doors? Is my paranoia getting the best of me?



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Old 10-14-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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You might not need it, but it certainly wouldn't hurt anything. Do a search on the topic in this forum. Last year there were 2 very good posts re window sealing. At least one I remember finished with a small application on the outside of the window frame.

Completely resealing (with new tape) is not difficult - if your handy. Start with a small window.

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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For a 2013 the windows should be fine.
What ever you do, do not use silicone caulking.
If you're concerned, buy the putty tape, take out a dozen screws and do it right.
Have a helper, someone on the outside while you're inside.


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Old 10-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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Silicon caulk tends to attract dirt and will look bad after awhile. There are several good caulking products out there, RV supply store should have good suggestions. I went with caulk putty tape, just remove or loosen screws inside the frame, pull outer frame away from the siding, and place the tape under the frame edge. I used a soft rubber mallet to gently tap the frame in until it squeezed most of the excess caulk tape out. I used clamps and small wooden shims under the clamp surfaces to slowly pull the frame in, tightening each clamp slowly and evenly. then used a sharpened popsicle stick, shaped like a butter knife, to gently cut around the frame to separate the putty tape, and removed excess. Do not attempt to pull the frame back in using screws inside. Frame is not that strong and will bend. Learned this the hard way on the first window I resealed. This is more time consuming, but I like the finished look better than caulking around outer edge of frame.
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