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Old 07-28-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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I have the unit cleaned. I am waiting for it to really dry; a morning and early afternoon sun bake will suffice. I also love to work in the heat of the day, especially on a July Alabama day!

Today, I plan on finishing my massive, totally comprehensive caulk and seal project. I started it last summer. I lack the rear wall, the front cap, the curbside chassis wall seam (where wall meets chassis) and few nooks and crannies. My products today are GeoCel (clear) for the walls and nooks and crannies and Quad (white) for the wall/chassis seam.

I cannot find anymore screws, fittings, windows, doors, or seams that I have not sealed. I finished the Eternabond roof job 3 weeks ago; I did the front cap with 6" and the rest of the roof perimeter with 4". I back sealed all the Eternabond with Eternabond sealant caulk (white).

If this trailer develops leaks and/or delam, I am here to testify that is basically impossible to prevent. I know that I have done all that I can to ensure the unit's exterior protection from water intrusion. Next, year I am going to seal all of the interior seams where the cabinetry meets the floor. It would not take much liquid to ruin the veneer. I am also going to go inside the cabinets and seal the 1" wood framing, as water leaks from faucet fittings are very common and sometimes significant. I did some of the interior when we found water getting in through the entry door threshold. I sealed up the threshold; it has since stopped leaking. Then I used a nice GE brown at the base of the floor and cabinets near the entry. It looks super and gives a little protection from spills or other events that would cause the panels to sponge up the water or other liquid.

If all goes well today, tomorrow I will saturate the exterior in 303 protectant. I will let it soak in for a day or two, and then I will cover the unit until Camp Driveway season starts in mid-October.

I hope it is enough to get a good return on the investment. I want to sell her some day (for our retirement unit) totally dry. Here's to a leak-less, no "delam" Feather!

Hey, that could be my ad line header for the sale of the Feather - For Sale: Leak-less, No D'lam 2016 Jay Feather!
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I have the unit cleaned. I am waiting for it to really dry; a morning and early afternoon sun bake will suffice. I also love to work in the heat of the day, especially on a July Alabama day!

Today, I plan on finishing my massive, totally comprehensive caulk and seal project. I started it last summer. I lack the rear wall, the front cap, the curbside chassis wall seam (where wall meets chassis) and few nooks and crannies. My products today are GeoCel (clear) for the walls and nooks and crannies and Quad (white) for the wall/chassis seam.

I cannot find anymore screws, fittings, windows, doors, or seams that I have not sealed. I finished the Eternabond roof job 3 weeks ago; I did the front cap with 6" and the rest of the roof perimeter with 4". I back sealed all the Eternabond with Eternabond sealant caulk (white).

If this trailer develops leaks and/or delam, I am here to testify that is basically impossible to prevent. I know that I have done all that I can to ensure the unit's exterior protection from water intrusion. Next, year I am going to seal all of the interior seams where the cabinetry meets the floor. It would not take much liquid to ruin the veneer. I am also going to go inside the cabinets and seal the 1" wood framing, as water leaks from faucet fittings are very common and sometimes significant. I did some of the interior when we found water getting in through the entry door threshold. I sealed up the threshold; it has since stopped leaking. Then I used a nice GE brown at the base of the floor and cabinets near the entry. It looks super and gives a little protection from spills or other events that would cause the panels to sponge up the water or other liquid.

If all goes well today, tomorrow I will saturate the exterior in 303 protectant. I will let it soak in for a day or two, and then I will cover the unit until Camp Driveway season starts in mid-October.

I hope it is enough to get a good return on the investment. I want to sell her some day (for our retirement unit) totally dry. Here's to a leak-less, no "delam" Feather!

Hey, that could be my ad line header for the sale of the Feather - For Sale: Leak-less, No Dlam 2016 Jay Feather!
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Me, too. Writing this made me want to go back to bed. I better get moving.
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Sounds like you've got it "covered". He-he. I actually thought doing my entire roof with 6'' Eternabond overlaying it 1/4'' and sealing those seams. I think I figured the cost to be around $850.
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Sounds like you've got it "covered". He-he. I actually thought doing my entire roof with 6'' Eternabond overlaying it 1/4'' and sealing those seams. I think I figured the cost to be around $850.
All of the Eternabond tape and sealant cost us about $300 for our 23RBM. Like you, I am hoping it is worthy "insurance." It is a lot less than a new roof or delam.
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Very nice. I have done something similar.
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