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Old 05-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum. I camped alot with my parents as a child and for the last 5 years I have with my kids. We have always had pop ups and dreamed of 4 walls and a bathroom. Well 2 weeks ago we finally found the camper we have been looking for. Its a 1999 jayco fiver that is in amazing shape. We are very happy and have already taken it out once. We hope to have many years of memories in it. I hope to learn alot on this forum and generally just kill the time in-between camping.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig!

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks. I do have one question. The RV is in great shape but I want to reseal the windows just to be safe since it is older and I want it to look good and last. What do you all recommend to do this remove the old caulking and use new RV type caulk? If so how do I go about removing the old stuff. I have aluminum siding if that helps. I checked out the RV caulk at campingworld is that the best? I really like to take care of my stuff and keep it for a long time.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:49 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the site. Congrats on the 5er purchase and hope you really enjoy it. I'm sure someone will be along and help with the caulking you may need. Enjoy the rving season.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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Hey JJ unless the caulk is really in need of repairing, sometime its best not to kick that sleeping dog. What I mean if it isn't leaking you might not want to do that.

But Hey Welcome to the forum and I am sure you will find answers to your questions here. To do a really good job of caulking normally the windows would have to be reset. In other words the window trim would be removed and the window taken out of the frame, the old caulk and putty removed, with a scraper and then new putty and caulk put on.

I may be wrong, and have been in the past, but the "caulk" you see at the edge of the window trim is really a putty type of tape that is used during manufacture of the RV. If it has oozed out and looks dirty, it can be cleaned with some black streak remover and the excess can be trimmed away, just don't dig the caulk from under the window trim.

Course if you have a leak, then you have to remove the window and reset it. I am sure others will chime in with advise also.

But again welcome to the forum and post some pictures, we all like pictures.

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Hi, welcome to IRV2. Congrats on the new rig. I am sure you will enjoy this site as much as we do and I know you will enjoy camping with your family. Safe travels.
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