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Old 03-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Roof caulking on new eagle 5er

I was inspecting the caulking on the roof, around the vents, tv antenna, front cap, etc., and i must say they do a fine job of caulking around the roof top items at the factory. But I noticed where the roof material meets the sidewalls looked like pretty chinsey caulking there. It looks like the roof is tucked under a plastic trim piece, and in that corner where the rubber roof meets the trim piece a very thin layer of caulking is applied there. Was wondering about running a bead on this spot for the whole length of the trailer, and on the other side as well. It would not be hard to do, but is it necessary? I'm sure I go overkill with the dicor, but dicor is much cheaper than dealing with water damage.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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IMO if there is already caulking there I see no reason adding some more to insure adequate coverage, especially if it's on the top-side of the trim piece. If your FW is still under warranty, Jayco still holds the owner responsible for maintaining all seam and caulk integrity.

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I was inspecting the caulking on the roof, around the vents, tv antenna, front cap, etc., and i must say they do a fine job of caulking around the roof top items at the factory. But I noticed where the roof material meets the sidewalls looked like pretty chinsey caulking there. It looks like the roof is tucked under a plastic trim piece, and in that corner where the rubber roof meets the trim piece a very thin layer of caulking is applied there. Was wondering about running a bead on this spot for the whole length of the trailer, and on the other side as well. It would not be hard to do, but is it necessary? I'm sure I go overkill with the dicor, but dicor is much cheaper than dealing with water damage.
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Go for it because the chances of you having a leak in about 2years are more than 50% I would think. Mine is just 4 years old and I'm on leak #2.
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