Why is the RV Dealer trying to sell me silicone to seal my camper with?

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  1. Freedom72

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    For some reason when my camper was built they forgot to seal one corner. All other corners have putty tape and clear sealant over the putty. So I go into a big rv dealer/repair center. The parts guy hands me silicone. He said that what we use here???? Really silicone on an RV?
    I know I can use clear proflex by geocell but I read its super hard to remove if I need to service that area in future. Dicor doesn't make clear non sag or I would buy that. What else can I use thats clear on the corrugated aluminum corners of my travel trailer? Something that wont be impossible to remove should I need to in the future. Thanks for any info
     
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    They handed to you cause that is what they use for anything that isn't flat (cause that is where they use the Dicor)..
     
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    I was going to say "Because he's a boob", but that would be the obvious joke.
     
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    I guess Im just gonna go with the pro flex clear
     
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    Because they want the repeat "annual sealing" business.
     
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    I did some testing with the proflex by geocell..looks like im screwed! Pretty much looks like KZ used silicone when they built my brand new 2017 camper

    Now I guess I have no choice but to service those spots with silicone now and in the future

    I used a little alcohol to clean the sealant that I suspected was silicone from the factory

    I then dabbed a small bead on top of it using the clear proflex. The wet proflex didnt even want to stick to it
    I finally got some to stick. Im gonna let it dry for 2 days and check it out

    I just dont get why they would use an inferior sealant on a new camper. oh wait because its cheaper duh
     
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    Now you see why you were handed silicone at the dealership .. Don't worry they use silicone on million dollar rigs too...
     
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    A friend of mine thats a contractor told me to use Lexel...He said it will stick where silicone was previously used
     

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