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Old 02-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #31
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Aghhh, Discovered A Water Leak

Nice work. Thanks for sharing the pics and progress with us!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:31 PM   #32
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Great Job Hope the new paneling matches and no one will know that it was fixed.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #33
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What exactly is a "cap seal"? Does that mean to seal around the top and sides of the outside frame?

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Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #34
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My camper has a smooth fiberglass finish. I checked my window seals and they seem all tight. Do you think they seal better against fiberglass than against a tiered metal side?
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:49 PM   #35
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I would think they would seal better against the smooth fiberglass sides. That's what I have too.
Like the AC seal though, it could get compressed and loose. I am going to check tightness of inside bolts and make sure the caulking is done once/year.

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What I have learned from this incident is, no matter what type of siding we may have we all have to remember that it is a man made product built on a speedy assembly line. I found another window gasket that was not sealed well and there was beginning indications of a very very slight leak (corner of window gasket) but no damage. I have also seen the pics of fiberglass sided RV's and TT's showing where the window gasket didn't seal at the corners. We have finished removing and resealing our windows with butyl and even checked the roof today and sealed a couple of caulk cracks on vents and seams. I will be very vigilant from now on
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I'm glad to hear you fixed your problem, and most likely prevented some others. I think we will all be more "vigilant" now. Good thread, thank you.
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I am already planning to reseal all my windows, have a roll of butyl tape ready to go. Looks like an easy project, I'd rather do it now than wait for a leak to appear.
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I am already planning to reseal all my windows, have a roll of butyl tape ready to go. Looks like an easy project, I'd rather do it now than wait for a leak to appear.
amabee, Because I have the same TT, and the same plan, I hope you will share the details of that project.

I'm going to do the roof first. I don't think I have any bad spots. But there are some places that look about due for another application.
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Good job on the repair!! With the amount of rot it would seem that it has been leaking for a long time probably from the dealer or shortly thereafter. It is unfortunate that we all see repairs like this as normal part of RV ownership. They should be built better than that, now I am going to take a very good look at mine.
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