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Old 11-18-2015, 08:06 PM   #41
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I'm afraid to search "caulk".
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:35 PM   #42
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:41 PM   #43
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That's what I'm asking. Look for what ( beyond the obvious )?
Our 17b was picked up in August 2014 and has been outside ever since.

I've been wondering about window and the other trailer openings which require regular inspection (as per ETI Warranty). I've attached pictures (taken today) of several pictures. The upper sealant appears fine. I'm wondering when (beyond pure ascetics) it becomes prudent to re-caulk.

With my retirement coming on March 10 !! I have some extra time.

I posted pictures because it is difficult for me to know what I am looking for and I'd rather not make things worse by fiddling with the trailer. In a few weeks on a nice spring day, I'll use a ladder to view the roof.


Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #44
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Yes, that is clear caulk along the tops of your windows which also have butyl tape sealant around the window perimeter, the caulk is an extra measure of sealant. Also the tops of your lights have the clear caulk also.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:51 PM   #45
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Larry the windows look fine the butyl tape that they are installed with will basically reseal them every time they they get hot in the sun.

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Old 02-28-2016, 01:31 AM   #46
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I don't have the clear caulk on my Windows. Is this something I should do?
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Watch for leaks on the inside.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:04 AM   #48
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I'm afraid to search "caulk".
just make sure your Grandkids aren't in the room.
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I don't have the clear caulk on my Windows. Is this something I should do?
I'm sure you do, it is not very noticeable. Check your lights also.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:13 AM   #50
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Clear caulk doesn't stay clear for long. For years, all-molded-towables have done just fine without any caulk around the windows. The butyl is what keeps the windows leak-free. IMHO caulk around the frame is an un-necessary Band-Aid. YMMV
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