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Old 09-05-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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Caulk / sealant

I have to replace the 4 1/4 “ battery vent cover. The vent cover is readily available. What caulk / sealant does Escape use during the install ? I would prefer not to use silicone.
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I believe Escape uses Dicor products. They make both a self leveling, which you don't want to do the vent, and a non leveling version, which works well. I'd use the white rather than the clear...
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I used butyl tape on mine where the plastic lays up to the fiberglass. Working well after a couple years. As a caulk around the outer rim I used proflex. White
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I've used this successfully. I like buying the smaller size too, rather than the usual large tube of caulk. Seems like the large tubes always dry up before I need them again.



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If you have a food saver, cover the opening of the caulk tube with some tape when done with using it and put it in a food saver bag and seal it up. I got three years out of a tube of proflex doing this. Seal it each time . Start with a bag bigger than you need and just cut the seal off and reuse the bag. Get an honorary Thrifty Bohemie badge.
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Last time I asked ETI was using Dicor self leveling for the roof and Proflex for any vertical surfaces. Personally I'd probably use Butyl tape like Dave.
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I have to replace the 4 1/4 “ battery vent cover. The vent cover is readily available. What caulk / sealant does Escape use during the install ? I would prefer not to use silicone.
I broke my battery vent cover and need to replace it as well. Where did you find one?
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Battery vent cover

My local small RV repair Shop and accessory store had them in stock, prepackaged. Cost less than $3 I think. When you look close, the vent cover fits up to a flange that’s part of the “exhaust” hose coming from the battery box and they separate to put in just the vent cover. I resealed the flange to the fiberglass, and sealed the vent cover to the flange. Then put a small bead of proflex around the whole assy. Works fine. I think the gas coming off the battery must have been hard on the plastic. I was washing the trailer and rubbed across the vent and it disintegrated into tiny pieces. Not natural.
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If you have a food saver, cover the opening of the caulk tube with some tape when done with using it and put it in a food saver bag and seal it up. I got three years out of a tube of proflex doing this. Seal it each time . Start with a bag bigger than you need and just cut the seal off and reuse the bag. Get an honorary Thrifty Bohemie badge.
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That is a great idea. I have an expensive tube of glue drying out now from a small repair I did last week. Will give it a try. Will make a big bag, thanks for sharing!
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I keep my tube of 3M5200 in the freezer between uses. Opened it sometime in 2017 and still going strong. Instructions say to use within one week of opening.


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