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Old 12-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Three yrs old and ROOF Seals Starting to Crack

What is the best way to either change the seals on the roof or cover them with more seal stuff? Our rainy season will is around the corner.

I'm referring to the ones around the ladder, antenna, vents, etc on the roof. Dealer a few years back said to just add more seal over the original when the time comes and no need to scrape out the original. That doesn't sound right to me.

Ray's heavier, our ladder is out of warranty, so it looks like I get to do the work.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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In viewing your caulk pics you definitely want to address this issue soon, those appear to be cracks/holes forming in the sealant.

There are a few options.

1. Remove old caulk and apply new Dicor self leveling sealant. Removing the old caulk will not be alot of fun.

2. Simply apply new Dicor over any areas that seem to be deteriorating and cracking. That`s what I did. That does not make me right though, but I think I`m good to go with regular inspections.

3. Probably the best and most permanent fix would be to remove the old caulk and apply Eternabond tape. This process would require quite a bit of labor, elbow grease and more cash to accomplish. Not sure you or Don want to tackle that one. I think Eagle has done some of that so he may provide more insight.

Another thought:
Since you seem to be hinting at a possible new RV purchase in the near future the Eternabond route may be overkill if not going to keep the current trailer very much longer.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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As long as the existing caulk isn't showing signs of lifting-up from the roof's surface, I would just touch up over the existing caulk with some Dicor...., done that often and works just fine.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Yeah I think that is her best bet too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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Thanks BoiZ. It'sa gunna be me doin' the work! Sux!

So short of researching online, where do I buy dicor?
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Any RV dealership will have it.
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Darn! As weird as this sounds... we don't have any rv dealer local to us! Within about 40 miles... Lol I will look online and order
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OK next question...

What prep do I need to do? Obviously wash it, but with what? Obviously let it dry, but how long to let it dry so I know it dried?
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When you order, get the "self-leveling" Dicor for flat horizontal surfaces.

As far as surface prep, clean surface with a mild soapy cloth, then rinse off.., let surface dry (30 minutes) before applying Dicor. The Dicor will remain "tacky" for some time, but will eventually set up over a few days. For best results apply when you know that you won't be getting a hard rain for at least 24 hours.

I carry a tube of Dicor in my TT for just-in-case should a leak appear while camping.

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That's a good idea (have extra on hand in case).

Is there a temperature concern when applying? It is dropping into the 30's recently at night.

Self-leveling... ok
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