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Old 09-09-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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I have an 03 Scottsdale on W22. We are retired and travel a lot so it sees some weather, but when we are at home it sits under its RV roofed metal port/garage protected by shade trees also. It is not subjected to excessive sun/heat except for usually Jan and Feb in Florida.

I always inspect the Dicor caulk on the roof and seams. My actual rooftop caulk is in good shape, but there is a seam that runs the length of the coach BELOW the aluminum roll side and the wall just above the gutter that really needed some old caulk removal and recaulk. It had gone from acceptable to very bad in just about 4 months since my last inspection. This could be easily missed if you were just checking the upper rooftop strip seams or if you did not know it was there. Not easy to see without a TALL ladder or leaning over the side (which I don't recommend). This is something you might want to look at the next time you are up there. I am pretty much recaulking my entire coach a section at a time before we leave.
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I have an 03 Scottsdale on W22. We are retired and travel a lot so it sees some weather, but when we are at home it sits under its RV roofed metal port/garage protected by shade trees also. It is not subjected to excessive sun/heat except for usually Jan and Feb in Florida.

I always inspect the Dicor caulk on the roof and seams. My actual rooftop caulk is in good shape, but there is a seam that runs the length of the coach BELOW the aluminum roll side and the wall just above the gutter that really needed some old caulk removal and recaulk. It had gone from acceptable to very bad in just about 4 months since my last inspection. This could be easily missed if you were just checking the upper rooftop strip seams or if you did not know it was there. Not easy to see without a TALL ladder or leaning over the side (which I don't recommend). This is something you might want to look at the next time you are up there. I am pretty much recaulking my entire coach a section at a time before we leave.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip, I'll put it on my maint. check list, Ken '04 DSDP....
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Mine needs attention also, what are you using for caulk?
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I am using Dicor 501 or 502 Lap Sealant and Siklaflex in some areas. It is a little messey but I have learned a lot about working with it. The worst spots to work were where the caulk came in contact with the decals. But it now looks as good where I have recaulked as the day it left the factory I think. The job keeps growing and I am doing some every day.

My coach is not in the sun except when we are traveling. It is kept under roof and not subjected to heat either because of the large shade trees around the RV garage area. The reason that I wanted to post this was that if mine is getting chalkey and cracking - I am sure some others are. In one or two areas it had dried to where it was dusty and powdery on the top of the caulk when I scraped it off. I posted this just to try to help someone else to put a tickler in their mind to make sure and look at it - it is not easy to see there. Mine is almost 4 years old. It was ordered new and picked up fresh so it did not have "lot rot" sitting in the sun at a dealers lot either. The caulk just aged.
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Thanks for the info Fillitup, have been looking at mine and the caulking does dry out must lose the makeup by just dry air and heat. Have changed some used plastic spatula and a popsical stick to try and get that factory look.

If you want to post your chassis and coach info go to second page of profile and in the signature block you can post that info. Sometimes it helps others to know what year coach you may have. Just Submit it when your done.
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