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Old 07-10-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hi All;
We just bought a new Fleetwood Pioneer,
We will use it on a seanonal site. I would like to redo all the caulking around doors, windows, trim. ( not trusting the factory workman-workladyship )..What would be the best material to use. your help would be much appreciated...
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<sub>7//21 7:52 EDT: Edited "chaulking' to read "caulking".</sub>
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hi All;
We just bought a new Fleetwood Pioneer,
We will use it on a seanonal site. I would like to redo all the caulking around doors, windows, trim. ( not trusting the factory workman-workladyship )..What would be the best material to use. your help would be much appreciated...
Edward/Pioneer...

<sub>7//21 7:52 EDT: Edited "chaulking' to read "caulking".</sub>
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:59 AM   #4
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I will try to give you a place to start and what I like to use. I don't think you need a painters caulk as you won't be painting it. At my RV store they have and I am sure it is at all these type places a self leveling caulk that is very good for flat surfaces. I never tried it on a verticle surface so don't know if it will work or not. Probably not. There are two types of caulk you can use [to my knowledge] on windows and such. RTV and the putty type. I don't know the name of or what to call it other than the putty type. And this is what I prefer to use. It stays plyable for years. It is a lot like a plumbers putty however you can get it in tubes to be used in a gun. RTV will help hold something in place and does a decent job of keeping the water out. However I have better success with the putty type.
I hope this helps. I am sure someone will come up with more info for you.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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I am about to replace all my roof (rubber) caulking on my 2000 unit. I am opting for Eternabond Tape. It may be a little longer in the install but it will likely outlast the trailer!

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I had to take out a storage door and reseal around it three years ago. I used the long term silicone caulk you can get at Anderson's or Lowe's or many other places. It is chemically very near what we use for reconstruction for ears, noses and other facial prostheses. It will change color a little over time but works well.

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you will want to visit a website called Best Materials LLC. Look at a product called Sonalastic 150. These are high performance polyurethane sealants made for high movement applycations.
Failing that, visit the West Marine website and look at Marine Sealants. Do not confuse "caulk" with "sealants".

As a final thought, there is NO application in a RV for silicone.
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