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Old 02-20-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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I have been removing the old caulk on my camper and I must say what a pain.I tried to do alot of research on a simple easy way. And guess what, there is none. I bought a heat gun and it still is not easy. The clown had it before me used scilicone over top the other stuff and other caulk on top of that. I have removed 3 windows and used butyle tape, and bought some 3m 4000 sealer-adhesive. Of course when you remove the windows there has been wood rot I have had to replace that too, with new wood and nail gun and gorilla glue . It is a truck camper 915 lite, and lance didn't do a good job with their contsruction IMHO . Why would they put that sponge stuff on the inside of the window frame with a little caulk??? Hoping the butyle tape will fix it well. I'm taking pics as I go along and hopefully I might get to go camping one day before this thing kills me, If anyone has any suggestions I would like to hear them, right or wrong. Maybe one day I will be a happy camper ~Brenda~
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I told this story (it is true) around the campfire one night at the National Rally In Nashville this past June. We took our Class A motorhome down to Myaka State park and parked down near the lake. We rode the bicycles to the tree top canapy walk and returned in about two hours. When we got back I saw a few buzzards on the roof. At the time I didn't think any thing of it but upon entering the coach I heard this thing flapping in the Fantasic fan. I turned it off and saw a piece of the seal had feel into it. I went out side and climbed on the roof to correct the problem and I found that the buzzards had torn every bit of the caulking off all the seams and screw heads around the vents. I could not believe it. So when it comes time for me to reseal, I take the MH down there and leave it for a couple hours. Then all I have to do is wipe it down with denatured alcohol and recaulk!
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I told this story (it is true) around the campfire one night at the National Rally In Nashville this past June. We took our Class A motorhome down to Myaka State park and parked down near the lake. We rode the bicycles to the tree top canapy walk and returned in about two hours. When we got back I saw a few buzzards on the roof. At the time I didn't think any thing of it but upon entering the coach I heard this thing flapping in the Fantasic fan. I turned it off and saw a piece of the seal had feel into it. I went out side and climbed on the roof to correct the problem and I found that the buzzards had torn every bit of the caulking off all the seams and screw heads around the vents. I could not believe it. So when it comes time for me to reseal, I take the MH down there and leave it for a couple hours. Then all I have to do is wipe it down with denatured alcohol and recaulk!
Hahahahah.........We don't have that many buzzards here. Another thought, maybe I should just take it to Tenn. Mother nature can be helpful. At one time I had pontoon boat parked on the water and those rascals just chewed all the seats up, and they are protected so nature can take it's course with road kill. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Guess they didn't charge you for the job either. ~Brenda~
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