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Old 03-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #1
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Checked the roof caulk when I put the trailer away in early Sept, it was fine.

Down here in AZ, had the bathroom start to leak, looks to be coming in from between the bath and the outer wall, the channel does not fill up, water shows up below the frame only.

Checked the caulk for the waste tank vent over the bathroom, it's pulled away from the plastic vent pipe, still stuck good to the fiberglass.

Just a heads up, check your caulk.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up Bob. Yep, checking ALL the caulking is part of my Spring maintenance.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:00 PM   #3
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Sounds like you might have a bunch of caulking to redo, Bob.

This is a great reminder to everyone, that just because things were once good that something might change with time. Loose fasteners are another item.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:10 PM   #4
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Sounds like you might have a bunch of caulking to redo, Bob.

This is a great reminder to everyone, that just because things were once good that something might change with time. Loose fasteners are another item.
Like many we check all the caulk we know about each spring and then again mid summer. I get a new tube of proflex that costs about $10. I’ve tried to seal the tube after use with a screw in the nozzle and a good tape job and some caulk from the tube. Seems like it always gets hard before I need it again. Last summer I opened a tube and when done I used the food saver to suck the air out and seal it in a bag. Eric Thomson said this works for him. I’ll be checking the caulk in another few days when it warms up a little more. Hope I saved a buck. If not, I’ll just get a new tube. Here’s a plus, the RV dealer I use is in the small town of Walford Iowa. He’s located on a street that has a good tavern on the other end. So down I go about three and hit the happy hour after I get my caulk.
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So you get caulked and hammered......
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So you get caulked and hammered......
Save a buck on the caulk........spend a buck on the hammer......
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:18 PM   #7
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It’s like perpetual motion. And a sophisticated form of multitasking. Did I mention the name of the establishment is “Wild Hogs” it’s a quiet place frequented by those well behaved Harley Davidson owners.
The guy behind the counter at the RV place says to me “So these Escapes, Tell me about them”. I needed two handles for my grey and black tanks as they both had an end broken off from road debris. He only had one handle so he opened a valve package and took one off an assembly. Charged me for just two handles. Pretty decent.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:23 PM   #8
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Checked the roof caulk when I put the trailer away in early Sept, it was fine.

Down here in AZ, had the bathroom start to leak, looks to be coming in from between the bath and the outer wall, the channel does not fill up, water shows up below the frame only.

Checked the caulk for the waste tank vent over the bathroom, it's pulled away from the plastic vent pipe, still stuck good to the fiberglass.

Just a heads up, check your caulk.


Is it possible to post a pic? I’m not understanding where “waste tank vent over bathroom is “, is this on the roof?


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Old 03-13-2018, 07:35 PM   #9
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Can't, or don't know how, to post a pic from my phone.

Yes the vent is on the roof, at least on the classic 5.0ta's. 4 or 5" white cap, another for the gray tank is over the kitchen.
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Anything on the roof deserves attention to make sure it is sealed. The little round domes you find will be plumbing vents.
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