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Old 03-15-2015, 02:10 PM   #1
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Possible caulk repair?

Hey all, since it has been really awesome out this weekend I pulled the RV out of storage and started to get it ready for our April 2nd trip to Indiana. I've replaced the water pump, installed my new tpms, patched a couple spots on the roof, you know, general spring cleaning. But while I was up on the roof I did some inspection of the caulking around the skylight and vents. Not sure if this needs to be scraped off or I'm still good, thought I would post some pictures and get everyone's two cents.

Caulk is going to be original, and its a 2008.

Thanks in advance!
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With those cracks right around the edges of the seams, I'd say that your caulk has had it. Scrape the old stuff off and re-seal with Dicor.
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I redo mine when I see those small cracks. Some folks say every year but I've been fine with using the cracks as a guide which turns out to be every two to three years for me. But you don't want to wait once you do see the small cracks.
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Take some mineral spirit and clean it up good, and just apply over the cracks.
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Clean it up real good, make sure it's dry and put on some Eternabond tape. It's great stuff.
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Take some mineral spirit and clean it up good, and just apply over the cracks.
That's what I do but I hit it with some alcohol to remove mineral spirits since they are slow to dry. Once the build-up is too much, then scrape down and start over.
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Good thread. Go to Google and type in "Camping World Dicor self-leveling lap sealant" and you'll find the product and two instructional videos that pretty much outline what has been mentioned, in more detail.

Now I've gotta go check mine!

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I had similar caulking issues on my 07 MH. One year ago I resealed everything on the roof as preventative maintenance. Eterna Bond tape applied correctly gets my vote also. Using the search window will reveal lots about the subject.
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Well, took your advice and redid my caulking. There are a couple more spots that aren't as bad that I'll clean up a little later in the spring, but wanted to get these two spots done right away, and since today is 70 out and tomorrow is supposed to be 40 thought I would knock it out this afternoon.
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Looks much more better!
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