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Old 07-03-2005, 06:12 AM   #1
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Well, here is something that I had to learn the hard way. We developed a leak in our 5er. It leaked down the back wall and swelled the window sill on our bay window. I called the dealer and he said when is the last time you checked the seals on your caps? I told him that I had never checked them since I bought it. He said they recommend that they be checked a minimum of once a year and that twice is better. I don't ever recall them telling me this.

I climbed up on the roof and inspected the seal between the rubber roof and the endcaps. Sure enough there were cracks in the seal. I purchased some caulk specifically for this. It is more expensive that standard caulk at $7.30/ tube. It is self leveling caulk and has a shelf life of one year. So no need to buy more tubes than needed like I did. I bought 3 to have them on hand. Had to take two back as 1/2 a tube did both the front and back caps.

Hope this helps anyone that hasn't heard of inspecting their cap seals. Might save you some headache.
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Old 07-03-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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Well, here is something that I had to learn the hard way. We developed a leak in our 5er. It leaked down the back wall and swelled the window sill on our bay window. I called the dealer and he said when is the last time you checked the seals on your caps? I told him that I had never checked them since I bought it. He said they recommend that they be checked a minimum of once a year and that twice is better. I don't ever recall them telling me this.

I climbed up on the roof and inspected the seal between the rubber roof and the endcaps. Sure enough there were cracks in the seal. I purchased some caulk specifically for this. It is more expensive that standard caulk at $7.30/ tube. It is self leveling caulk and has a shelf life of one year. So no need to buy more tubes than needed like I did. I bought 3 to have them on hand. Had to take two back as 1/2 a tube did both the front and back caps.

Hope this helps anyone that hasn't heard of inspecting their cap seals. Might save you some headache.
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