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Old 02-05-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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water leaks

just bought a 1974 airstream soverign and there seems to be wate leaks in the roof ther eis water dripping out the inside panels at the top seams

what all should i seal and what should i use to seal it?
also where to i get a couple sheets if the exterior aluminum to make some repairs?


thanks for all your help
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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I use Parrbond and/or AcrylR for sealing the overlapped joints in the aluminum sheets. (1/8" or less)

I use TremPro 635 around doors, windows, or other openings on the sides of the trailer and occasionally for items on the roof.

I use Dicor for sealing the perimeter of fans, vents, skylights, etc. on the roof.

This is a link to a source.

Search Results : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

I have only used ODM for a source for sheet metal, but there are many. Use the search function to find other ideas.

ps: DO NOT USE SILICONE CAULK !!!!!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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just bought a 1974 airstream soverign and there seems to be wate leaks in the roof ther eis water dripping out the inside panels at the top seams

what all should i seal and what should i use to seal it?
also where to i get a couple sheets if the exterior aluminum to make some repairs?


thanks for all your help
Check the "sewer vent pipe cover gaskets".

They only last 2 to 3 years.

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Old 02-05-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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just bought a 1974 airstream soverign and there seems to be wate leaks in the roof ther eis water dripping out the inside panels at the top seams

what all should i seal and what should i use to seal it?
also where to i get a couple sheets if the exterior aluminum to make some repairs?


thanks for all your help
As noted earlier, Trempro 635 (vulkem) available at Vintage Trailer Supply - parts and supplies for vintage travel trailers and campers! . Alclad 2024 T3 aluminum is available at AirParts.com - Home Page or Pilot Supplies and Aircraft Parts from Aircraft Spruce .
Good luck with your project.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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Check the "sewer vent pipe cover gaskets".



They only last 2 to 3 years.



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Does this concern/ issue apply to the sewer vent pipe on newer airstreams with the rain cap as well?
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:24 PM   #6
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As someone doing a full shell off resto, and tracking down leaks in an empty shell for 4 months now, I can say that most of my leaks have been from miscellaneous rivets on the roof to the ribs, and vertical seams. Surprisingly, not many leaks from windows, vents or horizontal seams. Some from the misc pop rivets in the rails. Vista views are almost a given, but easy fix if you simply seal the glass to the frame.

But I can say, that without having an empty shell to see, they could be anywhere!
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Ours comes out of the ac.. never found the leak, but if the ac is covered, no leak.. works
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