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Old 07-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Check your window caulking

6/2013 Escape 19 stored in a enclosed pole barn except for 102 days of travel. The caulking around the top of the windows is degraded and breaking off. Geesh, a two year old trailer and yet another repair that I have to make that could have been avoided. Any suggestions on the type of caulk to use to replace this clear caulk ? And yes, the 30A in line circuit breaker failed on our trailer also.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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2 years does seem a short life span for the caulk.
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That little piece does not appear to be a caulking failure, perhaps a tree branch or other object broke that little piece off. A little dab of clear silicone should keep it intact. If it were the entire
top and on your other windows then I agree it maybe the caulk but otherwise just a routine maintenance which is small compared to SOB maintenance.
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Looks to me to be more a contamination or bubble up failure rather than from something hitting it. Besides, he mentioned it's stored sheltered.
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That appears to be butyl and it is normal for it to ooze out over time ( heat and pressure ).
At a recent Escape Rally, ETI gave away a small keychain scraper to remove it. You can also use a plastic putty knife.
I've tidied up some of my windows after six years. Five minute maintenance.
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Looks to me to be more a contamination or bubble up failure rather than from something hitting it. Besides, he mentioned it's stored sheltered.
It maybe stored sheltered but I doubt the days used were also sheltered.
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Hi: Jubal... At least your Escape doesn't have a transmission!!! Alf
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That appears to be butyl and it is normal for it to ooze out over time ( heat and pressure ).
At a recent Escape Rally, ETI gave away a small keychain scraper to remove it. You can also use a plastic putty knife.
I've tidied up some of my windows after six years. Five minute maintenance.
Hi; gbaglo... You're lucky they gave out "Florida" ice scrapers!!! Which end do you use. Alf
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6/2013 Escape 19 stored in a enclosed pole barn except for 102 days of travel. The caulking around the top of the windows is degraded and breaking off. Geesh, a two year old trailer and yet another repair that I have to make that could have been avoided. Any suggestions on the type of caulk to use to replace this clear caulk ? And yes, the 30A in line circuit breaker failed on our trailer also.
Bob looks like a piece missing . It is very normal to have to maintain . As said the butyl does squeeze out and need to be addressed once in a while . Just add a little sealant to spot . Pat
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Those butyl scrapers do double duty as a scratch n win lotto scraper too!
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