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Old 11-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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2011 22FB Roof Sealant

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I just purchased a 2011 22FB, my first travel trailer. I pick up the unit in a few days and do not have manuals except what I downloaded from the Jayco website. What is the correct sealant for the roof? Any recommendations on method? Leaks are my biggest fear as I live in Coastal NC and it rains buckets.

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Old 11-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Dicor self leveling lap sealant seems to be the sealant of choice for roof joints, around vents, tv antenna, skylights, etc. Available at most RV supply stores online.

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Old 12-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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How often do you need to seal the roof. We are newbies and the dealer scared me.
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That's hard to determine. Roof inspections are usually done several times a year during cleaning. That's when you'll decide whether to seal. Watch the sealing videos available online and you will become familiar with what to look for. Also, check the manufacturer's (Alpha Systems?) website. They have the information you need without a lot of hype. You will become familiar with the products and procedures quickly. I seal probably more often than I need to, but if an area doesn't look exactly right, it gets sealed. It doesn't have to be a neat professional application. If it creates a seal that keeps water from getting into your TT - that's good enough.

Your dealer didn't need to scare you, but they were right to inform you to keep your roof sealed. Sealants are inexpensive and easy to apply. A small leak can create expensive damage. I didn't want to say this up front because it sounds like a wise-crack, but the answer to your question is: As often as it takes to keep the roof from leaking.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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2011 22FB Roof Sealant

Originally Posted by Kathy in Texas View Post
How often do you need to seal the roof. We are newbies and the dealer scared me.
To stay on top of things i would suggest checking all seams and seals every 3 to 4 months. You may not need anything resealed but if you do check it on a regular basis then potential big problems can be caught early with very minimal damage if any. Good luck
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