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Old 11-20-2016, 07:12 AM   #1
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Cabover repair

so! as a newbie to the rv world, i learned a valuable lesson when purchasing. pull the mattress off the cab over and look at the deck area!!!!
my girl and i have been prepping the rv for our maiden voyage this christmas season and though its come a long way quickly its not without setbacks.
she pulled the mattress out from above the cab only to discover the rotted wood from the notoriously leaking front windows! i knew it was only going to get worse and with the trip coming up, i needed to tackle this asap.

so as you will see from the pictures the damage and the repair. total cost, 1 weekend (approx 20hrs) and about 300.00 in materials.
i replaced the original materials with white frp panel for the exposed underside, 3/4 plywood for the main structure and white smooth hardboard for the inside finish. never done anything like this before, but it has to get done.
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The issue is; unfortunately; far to common in class C's .

JMHO; The problem is mostly due to the cab and coach body being mounted independently and moving around at different rates , flexing and ruining the seam sealant.
Check all the seams frequently to protect your investment.
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The issue is; unfortunately; far to common in class C's .

JMHO; The problem is mostly due to the cab and coach body being mounted independently and moving around at different rates , flexing and ruining the seam sealant.
Check all the seams frequently to protect your investment.
thanks skip!
i have learned a great deal about rv repair and signs of damage since all this started. im sure i have so much more to learn, but really just want to enjoy it!
i realize products have come a long way in recent years, but i wonder why i saw so much silicone around all the windows instead of a product that would seal better and last longer? i found a product called "osi quad max" comes in clear black or white. its not water based and unbelievably strong! reminds me a little of 5200 once its dry but more flexible.

i used it to seal up pretty much everything i could around the seams and caps for the entire front of the cab over area. i intend to do the rest of the rv with it also.
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