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Old 09-08-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Shell starting to get a wave

I was wondering if anyone else is having this problem. I have a 2011 Sunset Trail, Travel Trailer and the front and back are starting to get some dimples or waves. Any suggestions...
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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When was the last time you went up on the roof and resealed the front and rear caps?

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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You should check your caulking, top to bottom, front to back at least once a year and touch up where needed. Water intrusion is an RV's worst enemy and this is what sounds like your problem is. The shaking they get while in transit tends to loosen things up, like caulking.

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Old 09-09-2015, 09:11 AM   #4
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Mine has been doing it from day one. They come and go with the seasons. Just be sure your on top of your sealing work.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:20 PM   #5
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Shell getting a wave

Thank you for your suggestions. I will definitely look at the rubber roof and the caps. We recently purchased used. This is all new to me and the wife.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:44 PM   #6
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If it is inconvenient for you to check all the seals and caulking, for a fee, most rv service centers can do it for you. Don't know how much, but for a person who just purchased a used rv, it might be worth the cost.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #7
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Hi I am curious, if there was a bad seal on the roof what product would a person use?
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Are you referring to where the cap meets the roof? If so--Eterna bond tape.

Other wise I would say Dicor self leveling lap sealant for around vents etc.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:34 PM   #9
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my 11' slingshot has a wave in the front fibrglass where it meets the diamond plating. The previous owner said it was like that when he bought it brand new which I tend to believe since many pictures on google show similar problems with them on the lot. My local dealer said I should bring it in and have the seem checked at the very least to make sure its sealed properly. He also said the fiberglass was glued to something else behind it and they can naturally come apart even without water intrusion. So it may not be a water problem but best to get it checked out before it turns into a disaster.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:53 AM   #10
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LLoyd -- I check my seals every few months and apply some Dicor where needed, including along the cap seam. Are you saying for the cap seal, Eterna-bond tape should be used as a preventative measure or only if there is a problem? I also have the Eterna-bond tape, but have that on hand in case of emergencies.
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