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Old 09-20-2018, 06:54 PM   #1
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Dicor Sealant?

I have to seal a small spot around the water fill fitting on the side of the trailer, plus another small section on an edge molding on the siding of the trailer. None are roof related.

I hate to buy a full tube of dicor, when all I need is an ounce or so. I could buy a 3 oz tube of "silicone" and then save the tube for next year. But I understand that once I open the dicor it must be used in full right away.

So, what should I use?
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Don't use silicone, it doesn't last. You need OSI QUAD SEAL, not sure if it comes in small tubes, but I've had it last a couple months if sealed well.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:00 PM   #3
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For those fittings and trim areas Jayco uses OSI QUAD Sealant which you can guy at Home Depot and Menards in various colors, and much cheaper than Dicor which you only need to use on the roof. Dont ever use silicone sealants because when you need to go over that spot again nothing will stick to it not even silicone
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Well why not put a cap on the cartridge when you're done, then take a good quality electrical tape and seal the cap for extra protection. After 3 years it is still usable.
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Well why not put a cap on the cartridge when you're done, then take a good quality electrical tape and seal the cap for extra protection. After 3 years it is still usable.
Well that was going to be another question. Its just that even silicone will spoil in the tube after 3 years, no matter how well i try to seal it.

They don't come with a "cap" - not sure where to get one. I'll see if one of my grease cartridge caps fit...
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I have had good luck using a large wire nut, start the nut pump a little sealant to seal the nut and screw it tight.
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For those fittings and trim areas Jayco uses OSI QUAD Sealant which you can guy at Home Depot and Menards in various colors, and much cheaper than Dicor which you only need to use on the roof. Dont ever use silicone sealants because when you need to go over that spot again nothing will stick to it not even silicone
All I could find were 10 oz cartridges, and they cost more than Dicor.

All I want is a little 3 oz tube.

So, what does Jayco use for sidewall fittings?
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Jayco uses OSI QUAD everywhere but the roof. Not sure where you got prices but the OSI is about $5.50 at Depot and Dicor is over $10 per tube
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I just did a quicky EBay search and it came up $13.
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More expensive partly due to shipping, all the big box stores carry it for about $5.50
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