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Old 06-19-2015, 07:48 AM   #1
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Roof cap seams

My rig has "welded" roof cap seams. They are solid, even, firm. No gap. No leak. No Dicor or Eternabond required.
All of my previous rigs had seams that would leak if not carefully checked/cleaned/resealed annually.
How many other makers employ this process? Is this too expensive for current production?
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So how is the connection from front cap to roof made? Welded, you say, but how? Not sure what welded means to you. What make and model are we talking about?
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An 09 Camelot. Click my avatar.
The clouds mess with the pic a bit, but here is the union between the cap and the roof. The caps both have their own molding dates and stamps.

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I used elastomeric roof coating to "weld" mine together. I have no gap and no termination bar to worry about leaks anymore. I actually replaced my entire roof last week and I have the whole roof seamless using the elastomeric roof sealer. Might not be what you have on yours but maybe someone did something similar in the past on yours. Unless you bought it brand new.
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I used elastomeric roof coating to "weld" mine together. I have no gap and no termination bar to worry about leaks anymore. I actually replaced my entire roof last week and I have the whole roof seamless using the elastomeric roof sealer. Might not be what you have on yours but maybe someone did something similar in the past on yours. Unless you bought it brand new.

It was out of the Monaco factory this way. I bought it used.
The seam is as firm and hard as the rest of the roof. I sense it may have been heat-welded. It is full body paint.
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My '04 American Tradition looks similar to that - no caulked seam and no trim cover over the cap joint, front or rear.
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My '04 American Tradition looks similar to that - no caulked seam and no trim cover over the cap joint, front or rear.

I have not found any documentation on welded front and rear cap seams, but very pleased I have them. You?
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Of course. Once the "weld" is done, there is no longer a seam and therefore one less thing to maintain.
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Of course. Once the "weld" is done, there is no longer a seam and therefore one less thing to maintain.

Wish I knew more about it. Wonder if it can be done on rigs without it.
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