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Old 05-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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What size Eternabond

In packing a repair kit for the first time I want to include Eternabond tape. What would be the most practical size roll to have? Or should I have more than one size?

And what about sealant/caulking?
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Inspect your roof every six months and you should be fine.
I had two tubes of sealant in a cargo box. With the summer heat, they exploded inside the plastic bag. Carry the tape for emergency if you wish, and buy the tubes only when you need them.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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In packing a repair kit for the first time I want to include Eternabond tape. What would be the most practical size roll to have? Or should I have more than one size?

And what about sealant/caulking?
4" X whatever length you like .... 25 ft. is good. As mentioned, spare sealant is "iffy".
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I too would recommend the 4" Eternabond. One caution, it seems I remember that there is a shelf life on it, maybe 2 years??? You could call the factory and check on this. If so, you might not want to buy too big a roll!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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I too would recommend the 4" Eternabond. One caution, it seems I remember that there is a shelf life on it, maybe 2 years??? You could call the factory and check on this. If so, you might not want to buy too big a roll!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!

I believe MSHappyCampers is right about shelve life but I would check on that. I carry a 4 inch 10 foot piece with me for emergencies.
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Where

do you buy the tape? I checked CW and a high end RV dealer and neither stock it?
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Amazon.com carries it
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Wonder why it will last on your roof for 10-20yrs, but only 2yrs on the roll ??
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Can also order online from the company.
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Wonder why it will last on your roof for 10-20yrs, but only 2yrs on the roll ??
I am not positive on this, but we are told its the glue on the tape. I work in aircraft maintenance and all of our tapes have shelf life. During a recent audit we destroyed thousands of dollars worth of tape when cleaning up and preparing for the audit.
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What kind of caulking do you use with the tape?
How is the tape applied? What roof preparation has to be done?
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What kind of caulking do you use with the tape?
How is the tape applied? What roof preparation has to be done?
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Rick, I would recommend the Dicor 502LSW Self-Leveling Sealant. I found it at our local RV dealer. Dicor makes two, the 501LSW and the 502LSW. I called Dicor and they recommended the 502LSW, saying that most professional RV techs use that because it levels better.

I'm sure you know this, but NEVER use a silicone based caulk on an RV!
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What kind of caulking do you use with the tape?
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I recently installed a new skylight over the shower and used Eternabond tape. No sealant. We went through 50+ mph winds, rain, and then a night of freezing rain resulting in a 1/4" of ice over the whole motorhome. Not a one problem with the Eternabond. Just make sure the surface is clean, I used alcohol as a final prep.. This was on a bumpy fiberglass roof, although I did smotth it out a bit, but not perfect. Make Sure you have it in the place you want it before applying as it will Not come back up for a re-do !!! It's great stuff !!!
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I recently installed a new skylight over the shower and used Eternabond tape. No sealant. We went through 50+ mph winds, rain, and then a night of freezing rain resulting in a 1/4" of ice over the whole motorhome. Not a one problem with the Eternabond. Just make sure the surface is clean, I used alcohol as a final prep.. This was on a bumpy fiberglass roof, although I did smotth it out a bit, but not perfect. Make Sure you have it in the place you want it before applying as it will Not come back up for a re-do !!! It's great stuff !!!
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