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Old 11-23-2016, 08:50 PM   #1
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Fix it now or wait until Spring?

Our TT is up at our campground here in Canada. Winter weather already is hitting - so temps are near or slightly below freezing.

While covering our TT for the season, we had an accident and broke the bubble cover over our shower skylight. We Gorilla taped it back together, then put the waterproof cover on the TT. We ordered a new skylight cover - and it just came in.

Hubby thinks it is too cold to replace the skylight cover because adhesives won't stick in the cold weather. We were at our TT last month - after some heavy rains - and there was no sign of leakage around the skylight.

I want the broken skylight cover replaced now.

What think you experienced TT people?
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have seen repairs made in sub zero weather, but we wouldn't do it unless we were without options or in a heated hanger.

Relax and hunker down.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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I would get it fixed asap. Are you talking taking it to an RV dealer for repair? If so do it now why wait? They usually have heated bays to work on it. If you were to do it yourself then probably should wait for favorable temps. I would go on and repair it while your not using it much.

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Old 11-23-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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I would get it fixed asap. Are you talking taking it to an RV dealer for repair? If so do it now why wait? They usually have heated bays to work on it. If you were to do it yourself then probably should wait for favorable temps. I would go on and repair it while your not using it much.

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Not taking it to a dealer. Would have mobile RV repair come to the site to fix it. Thus the concern about the temps.
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If you can secure it for the winter, wait until warmer weather. Things break easily when it gets cold; I wouldn't chance it
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:50 PM   #6
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Let it be, if you did a good job with the hundred mile an hour tape, it will last till warm weather. Removing the inner liner for the winter would allow you to tape the inside of the crack as well.
Was cold when dealer replaced mine, dealer wanted it in the warm shop overnite to ensure the sealant sets up.
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I want the broken skylight cover replaced now.

What think you experienced TT people?
??You want it done now? Go do it. With the Gorilla tape and the cover, unless a tree falls on it, it will wait.
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #8
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Glue, silicone, tape, etc will not work/seal well in very cold weather. Since it is already secure, I'd either wait until warm weather or put the TT somewhere warm to do the repair.
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For a longer lasting repair I'd wait for warmer weather unless you can get it inside for a day or two to let it warm up. There should be a temperature range on the sealant container.
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My fingers don't do so well with cold temperatures and working on a roof. I'd wait.
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As long as it is secured, and maybe you will check it after a significant weather event, there should be no rush. Much better to repair it when the temp allows a proper, and permanent, repair.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:37 AM   #12
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You have made a temporary repair,,, Now those have a way of becoming permeate unness you follow up swiftly with the proper repair.

I woudl recommend doing it now..

Page 2: You are now "off season" so repairs that may become more complex than planned won't bother you as much as the same repair will "In Season" when it can get in the way of a trip you are planning.

Page 3
RV covers (your case IS an exception) are often do more damage than good.. If any "Grit" gets under the cover and the cover "Flapps" in the breeze.. Think sandpaper.
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Another option is getting a cover and putting it on for the winter as an extra layer of insurance.
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I'm a natural-born procrastinator! I tend to wait until it HAS to be done before doing it!

There's a local procrastinator's club here, but I've been putting off joining!
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