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Old 09-07-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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Exterior Sealants

Reading through my manual, CrossRoads recommends using the same sealants they used in the factory when reapplying. So, does anybody know what they use? Specifically the caulk around windows, dicor on roofs and any other roof sealant they might have applied.

This is our first BRAND NEW, RV and we want to take care of it and make it last a long time. Prior to this we lived in an old 2006 bumper pull that held up pretty well, but it certainly had it's issues.

Just wanting to make sure we do our quarterly maintenance right!
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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I used Proflex RV sealant in clear for around the windows and trim. Dicor self leveling lap sealant on the roof.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks!!!

Also, any idea if I should be sealing the sides of the windows? currently they are not sealed (just the top part of the window has sealant), just the tops. wondering if that is so they can "breath"

I just don't want water wicking up under the windows into the walls.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #4
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Usually, there is Rv sealant tape between the window frame and the wall. But, it wouldn't hurt to caulk it anyway.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks!!!

Also, any idea if I should be sealing the sides of the windows? currently they are not sealed (just the top part of the window has sealant), just the tops. wondering if that is so they can "breath"

I just don't want water wicking up under the windows into the walls.

I don't know what you have for a rig----you don't have it listed in your sig.
Make, model, and year will help members answer your questions.

If you have a new rig, chances are it has frame less windows.
I'm not sure how those are mounted or just how they seal them.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:33 PM   #6
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I don't know what you have for a rig----you don't have it listed in your sig.
Make, model, and year will help members answer your questions.

If you have a new rig, chances are it has frame less windows.
I'm not sure how those are mounted or just how they seal them.
Just added it

We have a 2018 Volante Fifth Wheel. I don't think the windows are the frameless type though. Model is 310BH
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From what I can see in their pictures, it doesn't look like frame less windows to me either.
Mine look the same only they are white instead of black. They came caulked all the way around, and I keep it redone when ever the caulk starts to crack.

Hopefully one of the other Volante owners/members will chime in pretty soon.

Thanks for adding the info to your sig.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:38 PM   #8
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I would caulk them top and sides as needed. You will need to gently scrape off old caulk before applying new as it won't stick if you don't. I just purchased the Proflex RV also, but haven't tried it yet.
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