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Old 09-30-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Roof Sealing

Hi...I have an '89 Prowler Lynx 5th wheel that has for the first time shown evidence of a water leak. The RV repair place I brought it to says that the sealant appears to be the original (that it has never been resealed). Is this possible in New England? It's only 18.5 feet long and they quoted around $900.00 to reseal the roof (about 8 hrs. labor, plus materials) and about a grand to reseal all the windows (10 hrs + mat). Does that seem about right? It sounds fishy to me.

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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Welcome Steve to irv2.
Here is a link with products to reseal your roof. There are videos to tell you how to do.
I'm in the process of resealing my 03 coach and a 89 will require allot more work if never done before.
Its not hard to do just follow directions and save yourself a ton of money.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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I have a roof leak and decided to repair it with EternaBond RoofSeal tape. I decided to reseal all the roof openings which will require about 68'. I had to buy two 50' rolls so will have quite a bit left over. If you need just a small amount and can't find it locally I will be glad to sell you some at my cost ($1.00 per ft) plus shipping. Good luck & God bless!
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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Hi Naturally_Ea,
I also used EternaBond and highly recommend it. Go to Roof Leak Repair Products & Sealing Tape | EternaBond® and read about it. All you need to do is clean the current sealant with the cleaner of your choice and a good scrub brush. Rinse and let dry. Get the 4" wide rolls of EternaBond. Drop a chalk line where you want one edge of the EternaBond to go. Then install it by starting at the rear of the RV and go to the front. Be careful, EternaBond gives you one chance to put it down. Once down, it's there. The product is good for 10 years +.
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First to answer your question about the dealers estimate. It is a fair estimate. However Eternabond Tape is a better choice in my opinion, requires less work, & last 2-3 times longer than the sealant they use on the most RV roofs. Can be done easily yourself. If you search on line you can buy it for about $50 per roll for a 50' roll.
If your windows need to be resealed, there are some posts on here that talk about how to reseal the windows. I think to do it correctly the windows should be removed, then the sealant laid in between the wall & the window frame then reinstall the window. If you don't want to do the windows , get an estimate from the dealer with an explanation of how is going to do it. Any one can tape off the window frame and apply silicon sealant. So if the dealer suggests this & you are convinced that this all that is needed , do it yourself all for the price of a roll of masking tape & a couple of tubes of exterior sealant from Home Depot.
I have read, but have not seen, that some manufactures are starting to use Eternabond Tape on thier roofs at manufacturing.
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