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Old 12-18-2012, 08:48 AM   #29
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Thanks Bob! Is there a thread that tells how to remove and repair? The more I read the less I know.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...ml#post1239338
gs2,

On a quick search this one came up, a little time in the search bar may find one that better fit's your yr & model.


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Old 12-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #30
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I would....

Remove the belt molding, inspect, clean, repair as needed,(dent) and reseal.
Pay close attention to the belt rivets, panel seams, tail-lamp bezels, clearance lights.
FWIW...new style belt molding is available.

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Cheryl, I had similar damage as you, I removed the metal belt line molding by drilling out the rivets, straighten the panel from the bottom using something flat, maybe a little tapping from the outside with a rubber mallet, replace molding sealing with Trempro. It's a little work, but worth the time. Also, taillights and upper moldings, remember, water runs downhill, and it is hard to find the leak because it may be closer to the roof than you thought.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #31
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Thanks Roger. You may be right about the leak being higher than I considered. There is some sort of black sealant (looks much like cured tar; see pic in this thread #26) around the lights and rear plate. It's old and cracked and looks like it should be removed. I chipped some of it off but not nearly to the metal. I appreciate all the comments/suggestions.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #32
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Also when you have that trim off seal where the plate on the top of the bumper meats the trailer, very, very common place for leaks (especially with the damage shown in your picture).
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #33
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That's what I'm thinking since there is that old cracked black sealant (which I swear looks like roof tar) in that area.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #34
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I have a leak from the corning window over the bed in my 66. Silicone fix from Inland Andy worked for awhile, but ,maybe this will work longer?
Gonna give it a shot.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #35
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Sillycone from Andy? Sockrayblu....I can't believe it's come to this.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #36
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Hi cheryl, The photos you posted show the bare ply with everything removed. It is not to hard to drill out the rivets on the bottom sections of your interior skins and remove them. Then you can determine If your leek is there or even higher up behind the end cap. That is where I found mine! Damn Olympic rivets leak like a sieve.
Mine had that black tar like stuff all over the inside of the outside skin also. I think they used it as adhesive for the insulation because it was every where.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:52 PM   #37
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Looking at the pictures that girldcan2 posted i am curious if the new pieces of plywood were installed between the c-channel and the frame. i thought the bolts that go thru the c-channel floor and frame were critical in the whole structure of the camper? If the floor is not there, does it matter?

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #38
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It works

I read comments about Captain Tolley's Crack Cure and decided to give it a try as nothing else worked.

I am please to say that it does.

I injected in the seams vertical and horizontal and watched the liquid wick in to seams that looked perfectly fine. I marked those areas with blue painters tape. I went over those areas again.

Some areas took two to three applications to seal off. Be sure to wipe off excess material since it will dry and will be visible afterwards.

The areas that took the liquid, I followed up with a small bead of caulking these areas had been leaking for years had stopped.
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It's great stuff.
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