New Roof Vent? Caulking?

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  1. LynnAllen02

    LynnAllen02 Active Member

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    So on the middle of the Tappan Zee Bridge on the way TO the campground, we look back and the roof vent is wide open!

    At the first place to stop, we got it down, and duct taped it...

    Did not work reliably the rest of the trip, and we we will replace the entire unit.

    Question, what kind of caulking is used? Ours never leaked, and we are hoping to have the same experience with the new one!

    Thanks,
    Lynn

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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    You can buy roof vent install kits at most of the Rv dealers. I believe the vents use a butyl tape type sealant, if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.

    Craig...
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    KISMETT New Member

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    The butyl tape sealant is used under the vent flange. It both seals screws and glues the vent to the roof. Use a self-leveling caulking like "dicor" over the screws and flange edge. This sealant is made for rubber roofs but will work on other materials. Use the entire tube on the vent.
     
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    When I put mine in last year I went by the instructions that came with my Fantastic vent. I used the 'closed-cell foam gasket that came with it between the roof and vent flange, then screwed it down, then used a tube of Dicor self-leveling (from the RV dealer) sealant around the whole thing. I haven't had any problems with it.

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