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Old 07-14-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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To Caulk, or NOT to Caulk . . .

Have been busy scrubbing the yellow stains off the top-edge of my 2001 Intrigue, which developed due to clear coat failure, and the previous owner allowing it to chalk.


In the process, I'm finding a puzzle in the "seam" that protrudes where the roof and side walls meet. If I were designing that joint, I'd be tempted to make the roof lap down over the sidewall. I would even make an expanded ridge all around the coach, to do just that.



But I find my coach has at least TWO applications of caulk along the upper edge of that ridge. The first is clear caulk, with a smattering of what look like algae growths as pin-point black spots, then the top coat is white caulk, which actually formed a very poor, or even, no seal at all along much of the ridge.


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Can anyone tell me, is the structure built with an open seam at the TOP of that ridge, requiring caulking, or did previous attempts to seal things result in overkill?
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On my rig that moulding covers the seam between the side wall and the roof cap.

You definitely want a good seal on the top side and then too on the bottom side for wind driven rain.

I have used Geocell ProFlex for that purpose.
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