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Old 05-02-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Cost For Re-Sealing

I'm curious what others have paid for having their coach re-sealed. What did it cost to have the windows, roof seams, penetrations etc re done by a shop.

Reason I ask is that my Country Coach is in the shop having some body work done and I asked about having things sealed. I had to pick myself off the floor when they quoted me $1,900.

I guess I must be underestimating the amount of work or something.

Unless it's way more involved than I would think, for that price I can figure out the process myself.


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Old 05-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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At $ 100 bucks an hour that a bit much for three four tubes of Dicor. Unless it covers repair to damaged or weatherd roof or fittings?

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Old 05-02-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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What shop?
Doesn't your CC have a full fiberglass roof? If so there shouldn't be much sealing to do.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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It depends on what they are quoting to do. I resealed my entire 5th wheel a few years ago the caulk was cracked very bad and I had caulked over it several times during the 10 years. I decided to remove and reseal it and let me tell you that takes quite a few hours so if they charge $100 per hour 19 hours is not bad to do what I did. If they are just caulking over the old then it is way too much.
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We have a 40Ft Itasca Horizon, since my husband has back issues & can't get on the roof any longer, we took our coach to the RV dealer to have all the caulking on the roof, around the all the vents and along the side by the drip rails replaced. They removed all old caulking and put new caulking in all the areas, cost was $1400. We did not have any windows done.
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:46 AM   #7
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I just resealed my roof with EPDM. Great stuff. Like a thick rubber blanket over my whole roof. No primer required on rubber roofs or fiberglass and only one coat application. Materials under $900 with 10 year warrantee. It is DIY or you can should be able to hire someone to wash the roof and apply for under $1K.
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:31 AM   #8
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You need to be a little more specific as to what the work the quote covers.

If its just some guy going around with a caulk gun, (I bet its not) then this is way to high.

However, if this is removing the windows, trim, etc applying new sealing gasket / material, then this sounds reasonable.

On the roof, does it include new A/C gasket, and perhaps vent gaskets or just re-sealing over existing.

There are a lot of links and Youtube videos that show you how to do it. Make sure you know exactly what that $1900 is going to do, and I suspect if your a reasonable good DIYer, you could do it yourself.
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:51 PM   #9
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Cost For Re-Sealing

While that does seem high, it's very similar to quotes I recently got for my 39 footer.

I applied EternaBond tape to all of my roof seams several years ago, thinking I would never have to worry about seams again. I was wrong - the California sun has done a number on the EternaBond and it is lifting in some areas, despite the recommended prep work that I did. I now have an elusive roof leak so I'm done messing around. Instead of paying a repair shop a massive amount to re-seal my roof seams, I've decided to have my entire roof re-coated by RV Roof Armor. It is not cheap, but someone with a caulking gun will not give a lifetime warranty. My rig is 10 years old now, so I will sleep better knowing my aging roof has received a long-lasting facelift.

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Old 05-03-2015, 05:23 PM   #10
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I have to meet with the shop on a couple other issues so I think I"ll get them to give me a detailed description of all what they will do for that price. All they told me was they would reseal the windows, seal the sattelite dome, and seal the two seams on top, I believe to be the seams where the front and rear clip meet up with the roof.

My wife is in favoring of us letting them do it, perhaps in fear that I will do it with a spatula or something, and leave a mess.

One thing I've found a bit of a surprise. On our old 93 Monaco, I did everything myself, including swapping out a new 8.3 cummins engine. this newer Country Coach is in such spectatular condition, we tend to spend more paying others to do things I'd otherwise do.

thanks for all the thoughts.
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Sounds like about 3X what you should be paying for that job.

Do it yourself, or shop around !
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:19 PM   #12
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My CC is 20 yrs old.

Never been resealed, except where I redid the paint.

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