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Old 04-22-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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It just killed me to do this.

Third trip out in the new rig and I noticed that the trim piece that covers the front cap and the roof was pulled loose and sticking up. It actually sheared one of the screws holding it down off. So, rather then the hassle of turning in it to insurance or trying to get it covered under warranty I drilled a new hole, put in a new screw and covered it back up with silicone sealant. It should be good but just killed me to have to do that.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:02 AM   #2
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Drilling holes in your RV is never a warm fuzzy. Just remember back in 2005 the folks at Coachmen drilled hundreds of holes in your coach. Then in most cases they did exactly what you did...... sealed the hole with something. You just saved yourself a lot of labor costs. Everything will be just fine.

Note........ if that is a high stress area (enough to sheer off the head of a screw) it may be wise to sink another screw or two nearby to share the load on your new fastener.
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If it is actually a screw that is part of the horizontal section of the roof a better sealant would have been Pro Flex or Dicor lap sealant. If a vertical area then I would have used Pro Flex. Silicone is one of the worst for exterior sealant used in our industry; too much flexing and guaranteed to leak in no time. Original screw was probably over torqued.
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As Mike says, I would be getting rid of the silicone today...
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Yep, that's kind of why it killed me to to it. It was a quick cheap fix to something as vital to the roof. It's better then the Duct tape I had improvised with while out on the road. I will pull the silicone off and do it right with a Dricor product.
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Your Windsport is a 2014, why are you messing around with it and not a dealer under warranty?
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Your Windsport is a 2014, why are you messing around with it and not a dealer under warranty?
X2! You might void your factory warranty with DIY repairs.
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Your Windsport is a 2014, why are you messing around with it and not a dealer under warranty?
That's another reason I "hated to do it" problem is dealer is a three hour hellacouis drive through Los Angeles to Anaheim Ca. So I might leave it as I have repaired it for now and next time I have some other warranty work done (probably 30 days from now) have the dealer repair it right.
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That's another reason I "hated to do it" problem is dealer is a three hour hellacouis drive through Los Angeles to Anaheim Ca. So I might leave it as I have repaired it for now and next time I have some other warranty work done (probably 30 days from now) have the dealer repair it right.
I think you already did
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