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Old 01-05-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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RV roof repair tape?????

I have a low spot in my roof and have a small leak as there was a monsoon 2 days ago. I have used Eternabond before on a different roof with great results. Now I've gone into camping world and they have dicor tape. Is it just as good or should I order the eternabond online. Thanks
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I'm sure Dicor has a good product, but you can find EternaBond at Home Depot and Lowes, also at Grainger Industrial Supply.

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Hi easywind,
Consider ordering the EternaBond. I stick with a Brand that works. I also carry a roll of EternaBond as part of the tool inventory.
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I've used other brands on my utility shed roof and other non-RV places and they have worked fine. Eternabond isn't magic and Dicor makes solid perfroming products. I would not be afraid to use their tape. Or another brand from a local hardware store (it's a fairly common roofing product).
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone I;m going to stay with Eternabond. Graingers has it and HD and Lowes websites are useless
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Thanks everyone I;m going to stay with Eternabond. Graingers has it and HD and Lowes websites are useless

You won't go wrong on that!
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Be SURE to prep properly.

Standing water can seep uphill as long as underwater so look for any tiny spots.

If there are gaps under layers or flashing seal those first with dicor or true RTV so there are no cracks or gaps.

Clean properly with alcohol or whatever the package requires then be sure to burnish it good for proper stick.

Rub all edges to be sure none will lift.
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Yes, the double seal approach is best. Use a flowable sealant around all openings, then when cured, cover with Eternabond (follow all instructions for preparation and application). The Eternabond will the protect the sealant from the elements, and you will have a seal that will outlast you.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:36 AM   #9
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Yes, the double seal approach is best. Use a flowable sealant around all openings, then when cured, cover with Eternabond (follow all instructions for preparation and application). The Eternabond will the protect the sealant from the elements, and you will have a seal that will outlast you.
As I'm learning just about any repair I make should outlast me but I have another question or two.
I have a tiny leak that came in from the air conditioner and another small leak that is coming in through the bathroom vent. Both leaks are miniscule but I want to seal them up.
What is a flowable sealant? I was going to take off all the old sealant and eternabond the area after a good cleanup and I was going to do the same with the bathroom area including putting a new vent cove and vent on.
Should I be doing something different?????
Thanks for all your help.
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Dicor is commonly used.
I used EternaCaulk that I ordered along with the Eternabond Tape.
EternaCaulk High-Performance Sealant
It's been a couple years now and still working/looking great.
You can use this to seal right over the old caulk after you scrape off the loose chunks.

AC seal - you might try to just re-tighten the AC hold down bolts. Just snug it up - don't crank down. Probably 4 corner bolts accessed inside.
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Good call with the remove all the old caulk idea. My RV had layers on layers of Dicor sealant. After removing layers of old caulk it was obvious the water stains were under the first layer everywhere there was a leak.

Yet people kept globing it on.... Guess if it leaks just pour on more mentality.
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