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Old 05-16-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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Caulk for around bunk door

Going through my brothers 2008 Jay feather 23B. Looking to add a layer of caulk around the front bunk, between the siding and the outer trim. Any oidea what to use? I have some Proflex if that'll do. I'm not going to remove the old as it would amount to removing all the trim. Cleaned it with Acetone.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Proflex might work. I would use a putty knife to remove any original excess caulk.
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That's what I'm in the process of doing right now. Clean up and recaulk everything. We just bought our 05 StarCraft and found caulk that was loose n places. Everything inside is tight except where there was a leak in the bathroom skylight. The previous owner said he fixed it, but in working in the bathroom to repair the ceiling damage from before, I am still finding damp areas in the ceiling. I've been using Proflex in my repairs, but I don't know what the previous owner used on the skylight. I have a feeling it was just some window caulk from home depot. I'll be pulling off that stuff off and see what is going on around that.
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I'd suggest Dicor Self Leveling for around the Skylight, use it for pretty much everything on the roof. I was worried about cutting the rubber roof and just cleaned the old caulk and surrounding area.
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I'd suggest Dicor Self Leveling for around the Skylight, use it for pretty much everything on the roof. I was worried about cutting the rubber roof and just cleaned the old caulk and surrounding area.

Avoid cutting into the rubber roof.


Having owned two Aerolite hybrids (2005 & 2013) two water leak areas come to mind.

#1 On both that I owned, especially towing in a driving rain, the front bunk would leak. To help I added a 1/2 round self-stick additional rubber gasket on top of the factory rubber seal on thel front bunk door lip. That gave it a tighter seal.

#2 as the bunk end canvas material ages, it shrinks slightly causing it to tear in the upper corners where it attaches to the trailer wall. When I first saw this happening I added some flexible glue and adjusted the cables ( that support the bunk inside) up one hole so the bunk when in it's open position was a 1/2" less when opened. Thus cause less stress on those corner areas.

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Well I finally got around to working the skylight. Removed all the old caulking. I decided to pull the skylight to clean old caulk from under it and start fresh. Found 1 whole side of the skylight was cracked. Have a new one coming and it comes with Dicor self leveling sealant. I'll be using that. For now I have it covered and praying for no rain.
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