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Old 07-15-2020, 11:00 PM   #1
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New Owner 2011 Cruiser CTX 26RKX

I have just purchased a 2011 Cruiser 26 RKX. My question is it is ten years old and has only been used maybe 5 times since 2011 to 2016, Than it sat in a driveway. The caulking on one side is much better than the other as the passenger side faced the sun. You can tell in some areas around the front joint on side wall and also the lower joint at the bottom of the unit. Is there butylene tape under these joints and the caulking on the outside is just an extra for better sealing. I live in the west coast of Canada where it does not get really hot in the summer, but it does rain quite a lot in the winter. It will be going in for a re sealing this fall or should I have it done sooner. There is no sign of any water leaks anywhere. Also is it a hard job to do yourself as long as you have the proper caulking. As it would be much cheaper to do it yourself. I just went through losing a beautiful trailer to bad caulking of previous owner and don't need it to happen again.

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Old 07-16-2020, 06:45 AM   #2
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There is nothing complicated about removing the old caulk and redoing it. Just time consuming. Using the correct stuff is important. I prefer Dicor lap sealant for the sides, and Dicor self leveling on the roof. Remember to clean the areas good with rubbing alcohol after removing old caulk before applying the new.
Don't wait to do it. Do it now.

By the way--nice looking rig. Congrats.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:01 AM   #3
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For those seams there's a couple different caulks that work best, Geocell I believe is one & one other I can't recall that also dries clear.
DO NOT use hardware store silicone! It looks like heck & is a PITA to remove if you need to recaulk, silicone caulk won't stick to silicone caulk.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:14 PM   #4
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I use Pro Flex RV Flexible Sealant. Ad:It is specifically designed for the recreational vehicle industry. It can be exposed to adverse weather conditions right after application. Pro Flex RV Sealant has excellent expansion and contraction properties to withstand the joint movement and temperature changes associated with recreational vehicles. It bonds to many recreational vehicle materials, even damp, slightly oily, or frozen surfaces.
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