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Old 08-11-2020, 10:35 PM   #1
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Caulk?

Sorry for the nube question but Iíve been getting conflicting opinions and thought Iíd reach out here for some help. I have a NTM 2010 Sunset Trails HTT that needs the Exterior caulk replaced In some places ie around windows, seems etc. On the advice of one group I purchased some dicor non sag but just as I was about to start found another thread that said thatís only for the roof and never use it on the side. Some recommend quad seal and others pro flex. Some said those are no good. Help!
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:40 PM   #2
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This is the Dicor for windows, doors, anything verticle.
https://dicorproducts.com/product/cap-sealant/


The next two are for the roof.
https://dicorproducts.com/product/no...-lap-sealants/
https://dicorproducts.com/product/se...-lap-sealants/


Opinions on different brands vary. Only you can determine the whether the product is good or bad.
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:54 PM   #3
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I just purchased a 2010 Cruiser CTX that needed caulking redone. Had an estimate for re caulking that was just ridiculous. So I took on the job myself, It is a very very boring job especially removing old caulk. On my roof looking for cracks in original sealant I used a self leveling sealant. You can go right over the old stuff ,just make sure it is cleaned first. And for the windows, access doors, front and rear cap moulding and lower moulding i used Proflex Rv Sealant. It worked great the only thing is don't caulk a long area at a time as it sets up pretty fast. I did about a 4 ft at a time and smoothed it out and it turned out great. If you want a fine line you can also mask off your caulking area, but don't leave tape on long as it wants to stick to tape and when you peel tape off it wants to come with the tape. I am re caulking my whole trailer one side at a time started at the top and work your way down. I have one side done and the front. It turned out looking very good just is a very time consuming. So take your time and it will work out just perfect.

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Old 08-12-2020, 05:30 AM   #4
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Soooo come to find out there is dicor non sag cap sealant and non sag lap sealant. What I have is the lap sealant. Didnít even know the cap sealant existed
Which one are you guys referring to? And am I over thinking this lol. Just afraid of having a gooey mess running down the side of my camper. Plus this stuff is so hard to get now may not have a choice but to use what I have. thanks again!
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I could never find the cap sealant and just use the "lap" sealant on the sides of the Rv.
Never experienced a problem.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:14 AM   #6
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I use Dicor 501LSW Self-Leveling Lap Sealant. This stuff is great for sealing your RV's roof seams and penetrations. It sticks like crazy and flows into all the nooks and crannies. Beware: If you get it on yourself you have to mechanically remove it, if you get it on your clothes, you'll never get it off. Get plenty: I used 1-2 tubes per roof vent and 2-3 per full-width seam, so a full dozen was just the right amount for a 31' RV's three roof vents, two sanitary vents, two seams, and other various roof penetrations. Don't bother with silicone or any other sealant - they won't stick to your roof and they will leak in a couple of months.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:03 AM   #7
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you don't need to buy a certain brand just because it has "RV" in the name. Pretty much any polyurethane caulk will work great on the sides of your unit. OSI is a good brand, and can be found at the big box stores. For anything I need to use clear on, I like lexell. It is not a silicone, and sticks to virtually anything.
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I agree with Rrizz, any quality polyurethane is fine. Never use silicone anywhere. What I used for clear where ever I already had factory clear was, and you can reseal right over the top again and again was Geocel ProFlex clear. I resealed my complete trailer this spring with a little over a tube, and now use this stuff where-ever possible, and threw out every silicone tube that was in the shop...all good stuff. https://www.amazon.ca/Geocel-28100V-...8b4-0cfd-4dc4-
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