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Old 07-11-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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Skylight Leak

First leak

Need some suggestions for a skylight leak repair

I would like to try to do it myself, I need help,
so as to only have to do it once.



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Old 07-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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First step is to locate the point of entry of the leak. I had a leak on a Georgie Boy skylight.I took the trim ring off on the inside and had my wife watch the area while I hosed it down.Found the leak,siliconed the inside trim all the way around,peeled the old caulking away from the roof and used dicor caulk to reseal. If it is a crack in the dome itself you will have to do some research for compounds to repair. Could be time consuming but a definite money saver
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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I agree with Trackman for finding the leak...if you do have a crack/break you can purchase a new outer or inner from Mobility RV. Mine was cracked on the outer and I sealed it up with Dicor until my new one comes. It was only 120.00.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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I had a leaking skylight on my 02 Journey in spite of the absence of any cracks in the outer shell or any visible break in the dicor seal around the skylight. So I removed the outer shell and sure enough, water was coming in at one corner. Since my rig is 10 yrs old, I ordered a new outer shell. I used a bead of dicor under the lip of the new shell and eternabond tape around the outside. Other than things that are round, I am using eternabond tape whenever I re-do a vent or other items that penetrate the roof. The stuff sticks and does not leak .
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Agree with smlranger on eternabond tape use. I had a leak in my skylight and found it to be a poorly aligned outer shell. I realigned it, put dual-sided eternabond under the edge and remounted it. Then, to be safe I sealed the outer edge with single-sided eternabond. It may be a bugger to remove when the skylight needs replaced, but it won't leak!
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