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Old 10-28-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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Leak issues on both my front and rear cap

I've got leak issues on both my front and rear cap that I can't seem to get sealed. I'm ready to take it to someone. I'm sitting in Ann Arbor, MI, but will be headed down toward Elkhart, IN. Anyone have a suggested place to get the work done?
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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Steve,

What are you using to seal the cap seams/moldings? I just got through resealing ours as Preventive Maintenance.

Dug out old caulk (aft side of front seam/molding) and both fore and aft side of rear seam/molding. Taped to make a clean caulk line. Used Sikaflex 221 white. Also replaced all the screws in the rear molding with stainless steel and bedded them in the Sikaflex 221.

Sifaflex 221 is a high end polyurethane sealant: RV Sealant- Structural Bonding & Assembly, Sealing | Sika Corporation U.S.
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I've got leak issues on both my front and rear cap that I can't seem to get sealed. I'm ready to take it to someone. I'm sitting in Ann Arbor, MI, but will be headed down toward Elkhart, IN. Anyone have a suggested place to get the work done?
I can't recommend anyone, but since about 70% of RVs are made there, you should have no problem finding someone. Take a few hours and tour the RV Museum. It is a neat place. We stopped there about six weeks ago on our around the middle of the country trip. We did a tour of the Newmar Factory and that was very nice. You go right on the factory floor and go station to station with a tour guide. There are others, but that is the one we did.
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I suggest you also check caulk around the running lights. I finally found our front leak around the lights.
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WRV may have "wrved" the screws. I just had my front cap redone completely. Most of the screw heads were broken off. I doubled the number of screws and took care not to over tighten, then floated with self leveling sealant.
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After all that, cover the joint with EternaBond RoofSeal tape available from Mobile Home Solutions on Amazon.
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