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Offline Braintree

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How to reseal roof seam
« on: October 13, 2007, 05:13:08 PM »
I have a roof leak and assume it is the center seam as the rest of the roof looks fine. The camper is a 1997 Jayco 1206 with an aluminum. Do you remove the entire cap or just the rubber that appears to be in some sort of track? The manual says it should be done yearly but doesn't say anything about hoe to do it.

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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 06:07:52 PM »
Figured part of it out. The seam is just like the rubrail on a boat. Rubber snap in cover covers screws. I just started to remove a bit. Do you typically replace the entire assembly or just reseal the underside?

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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 07:51:32 PM »
You should be OK just resealing the underside. Clean all the old sealant off, clean the surface and reseal.

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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 07:21:11 PM »
I decided to replace the entire assembly. The tape was $5.50 and the aluminum strip with the rubber insert was $2.37 L.F. So for $40 I am simply going to replace everything. I decided to silicone inside the overlap of the aluminum and in the old screw holes. Then I'll put the butyl tape and new cap over the seam. Should give me double protection.

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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 02:07:01 PM »
I have the same popup with the same problem. Can't seen to fix the problem. I would like to try the same fix as you have done. Where did you get the strip.


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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 04:39:08 PM »
We ended up with some really gooey vinyl tape that went over the center on our Starcraft. We think it works, but we haven't been out in a decent rain this year. What with moving the MIL into our house, we are Waaaaayyyyy behind in camping. Maybe next year we'll take off every other weekend (LOL).

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How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2007, 06:44:22 PM »
I went to the only camper dealer around and they had everything in stock. We have been having rain, only on weekends of course, so I'm hoping to do it this weekend.


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Re: How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 03:13:42 PM »
I decided to replace the entire assembly. The tape was $5.50 and the aluminum strip with the rubber insert was $2.37 L.F. So for $40 I am simply going to replace everything. I decided to silicone inside the overlap of the aluminum and in the old screw holes. Then I'll put the butyl tape and new cap over the seam. Should give me double protection.

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Re: How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 03:44:38 PM »
I have a Jayco Eagle 12SO, last year I noticed occasional dripping inside when it rained, so this year I removed the center rail, cleaned it all up, put eternabond tape down, then put everything back on. So far, no leaks. The most difficult part of the job was getting all the silicone sealant off that the PO put on it.
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Re: How to reseal roof seam
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 03:48:09 PM »
Dyco 20/20 seam sealer.