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Old 09-28-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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My wife and are new to this and we just got our first TT. This spring summer and early fall we have spent over 50 days tent and or truck camping and figured it was time to up grade to a TT. I seem to have a little more time than money so we got an older used TT. It is a 94 Kompert Lite. For the price it was in great shape. I am somewhat anal so I going threw it top to bottom and want to make sure water stays where it should be. The plumbing seem fine.

I took the top vents off and cleaned everything and put them back on. The local RV place told me to use Dicor Lap Sealant because I have a rubber roof. It is the 505 LSW.

Now it is time for the windows ect. These will be metal to metal seals. Also there are side lights that I want to seal. What should I use. I do not want to go to home depot and get the old Dap as I have seen it peal over a short period of time.

Any help would be great. Some one told me to use GOOP RV sealant. I used it on my truck topper and it has been great.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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My wife and are new to this and we just got our first TT. This spring summer and early fall we have spent over 50 days tent and or truck camping and figured it was time to up grade to a TT. I seem to have a little more time than money so we got an older used TT. It is a 94 Kompert Lite. For the price it was in great shape. I am somewhat anal so I going threw it top to bottom and want to make sure water stays where it should be. The plumbing seem fine.

I took the top vents off and cleaned everything and put them back on. The local RV place told me to use Dicor Lap Sealant because I have a rubber roof. It is the 505 LSW.

Now it is time for the windows ect. These will be metal to metal seals. Also there are side lights that I want to seal. What should I use. I do not want to go to home depot and get the old Dap as I have seen it peal over a short period of time.

Any help would be great. Some one told me to use GOOP RV sealant. I used it on my truck topper and it has been great.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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You're right, house caulking or sealants don't work well on RV's. Most folks stay away from silicone-containing sealants because of the negative side-effects and poor adhesion. A butyl sealant appears to be the best bang-for-the-buck where metal to metal is involved. I have a roll of butyl tape for just such purposes.
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Hello GWL:
A high quality silicone based caulk would work fine on the doors and windows. Ray, IN is correct to the point of low quality (cheap) caulks don't work on RVs. Anytime you apply caulk, clean the area first with some sort of adhesive remover to remove any grease or wax that is remaining. Even after using the butyl behind the window, door, etc, a good caulk job will go a long way of keeping the butyl from decomposing. When I reseal a customer's unit (as well as my own) I take my time and make sure the area is prepped properly.

Good luck on your purchase and enjoy your RV.
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