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Old 02-18-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Leaks at running lights

Reace solves another problem while he was occupied with the furnace situation.
We have a July 2014 21 footer with a leak in rear passenger corner.
Camping in FL with weekly rain storms we found a wet area in the rear corner of the passenger bench. The culprit was the separation of the top running lights from the body of the trailer. We followed Reaces suggestions, PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks Reace. Janet and Bob
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:48 PM   #2
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What was his suggestion, inquiring minds want to know??
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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Reace made three suggestions, 1. only non silicone products. 2. dicor lap sealant. 3 forgot the name, the local RV repair service center had problems with it and stopped carrying it.
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Reace made three suggestions, 1. only non silicone products. 2. dicor lap sealant. 3 forgot the name, the local RV repair service center had problems with it and stopped carrying it.

Sikaflex?
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Reace solves another problem while he was occupied with the furnace situation.
We have a July 2014 21 footer with a leak in rear passenger corner.
Camping in FL with weekly rain storms we found a wet area in the rear corner of the passenger bench. The culprit was the separation of the top running lights from the body of the trailer. We followed Reaces suggestions, PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks Reace. Janet and Bob
Were these the small running lights or the long ones, identical to the lights on the bottom?
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:59 PM   #6
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Sikaflex?
YES it was Sikaflex
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:06 PM   #7
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It was the long running lights. All 3 lights had the thickness of a pocket knife gap between the camper and the light fixture. It is my opinion, if the light fixture had screws in mid lens both top and bottom the problem could have been avoided. I like the long running lights.
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It was the long running lights. All 3 lights had the thickness of a pocket knife gap between the camper and the light fixture. It is my opinion, if the light fixture had screws in mid lens both top and bottom the problem could have been avoided. I like the long running lights.
Our long running lights warped leaving close to a quarter inch gap in the middle. As they warped they pulled the caulk away exposing the wiring hole. When replacing I also applied VHB tape to the back. The screw holes were also stripped out so I install Rivnuts to give me something to attach. I think the long lights are susceptible to heat warping because of their exposure. No such warping has occurred on the lower lights. Something for all those who have the high lights to examine. I will post some pictures of the gaps and the warped lights.
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YES it was Sikaflex
Know not to use silicone . What about proflex RV ? Pat
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What was his suggestion, inquiring minds want to know??
Charlie in the past you mentioned you used the rubber gutters . Do you install to the metal frame or did you put on body ? Pat
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