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Old 07-06-2015, 01:40 PM   #11
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Looks like the clear caulk split at the tops of the windows to me. Might be the same Proflex they use on the marker lights.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:42 PM   #12
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I must be missing something in the picture as it looks to me just like the normal maintenance issue with the caulking that was explained during the orientation.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #13
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I must be missing something in the picture as it looks to me just like the normal maintenance issue with the caulking that was explained during the orientation.
Hi: KarenH... Some folks think if you spend a bundle for a fine trailer it shouldn't require "Normal maintenance".
I just had to replace the 12V water pump. Reace asked me if I could do the R&R or did I need to take it to my RVTech. He had the pump shipped by bus to me... and I managed to do it with both of my left hands!!! Alf
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:02 PM   #14
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Look at your trailer windows caulking ! The caulking is clear at the top and butyl on the sides and bottom. Hardly a result of impact, another poor attempt to divert the subject.. The caulking is clearly cracked, shrunk, and degraded. This is not the only window with cracked caulking. I understand that silicone caulking does not adhere well to gelcoat. I assume the caulk is clear to blend in with the white gelcoat and black window frame. Any suggestions for a clear caulk that will work ? Really, caulking repair within two years is maintenance ?? Not just a piece missing the whole top seam is open.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:16 PM   #15
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Any suggestions for a clear caulk that will work ?
Have used Lexel with good results. No silicone and good durability. If it ever fails there is a lifetime warranty as well.

http://www.sashco.com/hi/pdfs/Lexel_TechData.pdf
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From my talks with Reace - all the exterior caulk is Proflex, which is supposed to be one of the best RV caulks available.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:26 PM   #17
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Everything has some type of maintenance...
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From my talks with Reace - all the exterior caulk is Proflex, which is supposed to be one of the best RV caulks available.
Yes, Proflex is made by Geocel.

http://www.geocelusa.com/images/Tech...chData0315.pdf

It's a quality caulk, and does have a limited warranty, although they don't state the warranty term. I've used both on windows and doors. The only reason I usually prefer the Lexel is because of the lifetime warranty. Had a bad case of Lexel some time ago when I was caulking around some shed windows, and they replaced it without even asking for the batch back. Both apply easily, although the Proflex has a stronger smell and therefore probably more VOCs. In fact, Proflex can't be sold in California because of it's formulation.
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These windows have two parts, the outside part and the inside bezel part, which clamps the unit in place with screws. Before the install you run a strip of butyl tape around the outside, which insures a perfect waterproof seal. You then putty knife away any excess that squeezes out. Case Closed! So why it is necessary to then....guild the lily, by adding a silicone bead on top of the butyl... is beyond me.
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These windows have two parts, the outside part and the inside bezel part, which clamps the unit in place with screws. Before the install you run a strip of butyl tape around the outside, which insures a perfect waterproof seal. You then putty knife away any excess that squeezes out. Case Closed! So why it is necessary to then....guild the lily, by adding a silicone bead on top of the butyl... is beyond me.
Very true. The caulk is kind of overkill if the butyl is intact. But, the caulk isn't silicone. And that's a very good thing.
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