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Old 07-31-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Teton project seal

A few may have read a few of my latest posts on my 92 Teton rebuild project.
I am now at the stage to put the new Filon on the outside 21' of the trailer.
But it is a mystery to me and the basic question I have here..
How do campers really seal the corners where the caps meet? All four of my corners leaked and that is the reason for the rebuild.
I see no way that in 5 years a camper can be leak proof . It is really a piece of trim molding with a rubberized back 1" wide putting the 2 pieces together..
I have studied this and wonder how am I going to make this more permanent?
Out of a simple argument on this me and a friend removed the trim from his 4 year old fifth wheel and sure enough it had either sweated or leaked and behind the filon was rotting. So is this just the way it is going to be?
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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That's why we check caulking every 6 months. Lack of maintenance is why units rot.

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Old 08-09-2014, 12:05 PM   #3
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how about some eternabond tape before you you pace the trims and molding on ?
this will create only a few places of potential leaks and that will be whee the screws will go instead of the whole joint.
If you do a clean cut of the roll you can get it all concealed under the trim and nobody will will be able to see it.
It will be like a "drip edge" that will be weatherproof and under the trims.
Just asking...
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