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Old 07-26-2021, 10:20 AM   #1
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Scrim tape

On our new trailer they have scrim tape holding closed the access for the fresh water tank. Noticed the tape had lifted in a couple spots after a few trips out. I got more of the same tape and reapplied. Next trip out it did the same thing. Is there something Iím not doing? I applied it well within the temperature requirements and used a roller.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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We need a little more information please. What is the year, make and model of your camper? Are you saying that they have tape holding the water fill closed? Are you talking about a access point under the trailer that is taped ?
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Old 07-26-2021, 12:09 PM   #3
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It a 2021 sunset trail. Itís the access point under the trailer.
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Old 07-26-2021, 01:20 PM   #4
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We just had some work done in the underbelly and the tech used Gorilla waterproof patch and seal tape. https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-46125.../dp/B07HSKRYQW.

He cleaned the area very well then applied the tape then heated it with a heat gun. Said if we ever needed to access that area again to cut the tape. If we would try to pull it off it would tear up the underbelly material.
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Old 07-29-2021, 06:53 PM   #5
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I'm trying to understand this picture.. why do you call it an 'access point'?
I would still like to get the exact model of this RV. Frankly, maybe I am behind times enough to be ignorant on this, but if you are saying that the gate valve we see in your picture is the fresh water tank drain, that is VERY unusual!
Also, I have never seen so many pieces put together in the floor fabric.. it is usually one big piece from the factory. Was someone in there to fix something? Or?
Finally, why do you need 'access' to your water tank in the first place?
Perhaps you can explain why you are having to repair a new RV.
Oh, and I have used Gorilla tape very successfully to seal up the holes in the Coroplast, it should work for you there as well. I'd be taping all those seams.
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I'm trying to understand this picture.. why do you call it an 'access point'?
I would still like to get the exact model of this RV. Frankly, maybe I am behind times enough to be ignorant on this, but if you are saying that the gate valve we see in your picture is the fresh water tank drain, that is VERY unusual!
Also, I have never seen so many pieces put together in the floor fabric.. it is usually one big piece from the factory. Was someone in there to fix something? Or?
Finally, why do you need 'access' to your water tank in the first place?
Perhaps you can explain why you are having to repair a new RV.
Oh, and I have used Gorilla tape very successfully to seal up the holes in the Coroplast, it should work for you there as well. I'd be taping all those seams.

I believe it's a 2021 Sunset Trail 253RB.
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Old 08-01-2021, 03:47 PM   #7
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Make sure and clean the area good with alcohol.
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Not even sure I know what scrim tape is. I think you’re reverting to the tape that seals the seams of the Coroplast underbelly. You can use gorilla waterproof tape, Vycor or any other waterproofing tape as long as you clean the area well 1st.
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I have the exact same model and year of trailer. I will take a look at mine to see what condition it is in.
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Not even sure I know what scrim tape is. I think youíre reverting to the tape that seals the seams of the Coroplast underbelly. You can use gorilla waterproof tape, Vycor or any other waterproofing tape as long as you clean the area well 1st.
Tonyg2724: Definition of Scrim Tape, (Had to look it up myself): Basically, it's a self-adhesive tape made of a firm, open-weave fabric, and one of the most commonly used plastering supplies
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Old 08-06-2021, 07:11 AM   #11
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Sorry for the late reply. Just got back from holidays. It is a sunset trail 253RB. Every model I looked at from 2021 had a 2Ē quick drain like mine. The factory had used the scrim tape when they installed the valve. Dealer is a couple hours away and figured it was an easy fix myself. I had used the tape on it before when I noticed it peeling thatís why there looks like there is so much. Figured Iíd cut off what was lifting reapply.

In the end I found the gorilla tape everyone was talking about and used a hair dryer. Everything held together great on the trip home.
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