Culking my pup

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  1. MarcSharon

    MarcSharon For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord

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    I just bought a 1996 star craft, and we just got back from Jellystone luray VA very nice time. anyway I am wanting to re culk the roof seems is there any thing special that I need to use or due, or specific culk to use. I am also looking for replacement parts for the coleman mack ac unit, I think its needs a temp control reastat the ac stop working until I tap on the nob and the compressor kick on. any help would be thankfully
     
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    I spent one afternoon cleaning away debris from the joints on my 1985 Jayco to prepare for the caulk. I used extra-strenth bathtub caulk. It is very water resistant and wll hold up in harsh conditions. A quick field test last weekend during three very heavy rainfalls produced not one leak. I carry a spare tube in my tool box.


























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    I just bought a 1996 star craft, and we just got back from Jellystone luray VA very nice time. anyway I am wanting to re culk the roof seems is there any thing special that I need to use or due, or specific culk to use. I am also looking for replacement parts for the coleman mack ac unit, I think its needs a temp control reastat the ac stop working until I tap on the nob and the compressor kick on. any help would be thankfully


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  3. James

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    Do not use household caulk on your pup. Use a Marine grade caulk or go to your local RV dealer and see if they have some marketed for RV use. Household caulk is not flexible enough for rv use and is a bear to get off the next time you re do it.

    James
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    I just repainted my jayco 1207. I recaulked the main seam on the roof and any other crack. Here is a link to the caulk that i used you can buy it lowes.It is a butyl base caulk when you apply it wet you finger with water and it will smooth it out.This is the caulk my local jayco dealer said that they use. It is good stuff. Good Luck
    http://www.osisealants.com/products.aspx?ID=quad-window-siding-gutter-roof-sealant
     
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    I used White exterior grade silicone. People say not to use silicone because it attracts dirt but Besides the dirt issue it bonds well and it is impact resistant.

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    We used a white polyurethane roofing chaulk, the type used on metal roofing.

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  7. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>People say not to use silicone because it attracts dirt<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>

    Dirt has nothing to do with it. Household caulk doesn't have nearly the bonding quality of a good RV or marine caulk. It doesn't hold up to UV exposure as well, it's far less flexible, and it doesn't fill voids as well.

    Spend a little more money and buy the right caulk. The damage you prevent could be significant.


    Joe

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  8. Lost in Space

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    I got some RV specific caulk from Camping World. It is worlds apart from silicone caulk, which dried up and leaked after 1 year. The RV caulk is still pliable after the same amount of time. Like Xolthrax says, use the right stuff. It's worth it.

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    Silicone and Household caulk are two different things. Household caulk is usually latex based and might be siliconized. 100 % silicone will outlast latex caulk every time.

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  10. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    Silicone caulk is still not designed to withstand the rigors of RV use. There was an informative article in last month's Highways magazine about this subject.

    If you've ever done a roof repair, you'll appreciate the necessity of using a sealant desingned for the purpose.


    Joe

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    Get a product called Sikaflex. This stuff is amazing. It is used lots for resealing semi trailers. Bonds betterthan any of the above and turns to an almost hard but flexible plastic when cured. Is a bear to get it off your hands so use care. We have tried all sorts of stuff at work and this is the best weve found.
     

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