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Old 07-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Guidelines on where to seal AS TT

I have searched the forums and can not find a general guideline of where to seal the AS.

There are some obvious spots like around the vents or door etc. But what about the seems of the body panels? Or whats under the lower trim molding? How about around the slide?

We have an 04 Safari 28SLD. No visible leaks, but there are some areas that should be done for peace of mind. I know from owning other RV's that they all need this maintenance.

Can anyone help out or point me to a link?

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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I'm a new owner of an old A/S, I do have a couple of leaks that I have to fix. My question would be, why fix what ain't broke ?

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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It's always best to fix a problem before it gets really bad!!
By fixing the water leaks early ,this hopefully will prevent major frame repairs.
Even if you need to do these repairs, remember your not alone.
This forum has people who are obssessed in a good way , to provided help ,
guidance and direction.
Welcome to the forum!!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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I only wish my PO worried a little about "what should be done"... Good for you DaKarch!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:05 PM   #5

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"if it ain't broke.....fix it 'til it is"

Just what I do..keep an eye out for signs of a leak and fix as needed.

Climb up top and check the black tank vent, FF covers, antenna's and skylight if you have one.

I've repaired them all

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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So I thought I would post an update.

1st. Get on the roof! We used the padded ladder method and stand on rivets.

2nd The reason you do preventative rather than reactive maintenance!

3rd I decided to use Acryl R with applicator, Sikaflex (white and black). Seal roof items (vents and antennas) , bottom drip edge, around door handle, outside lights, marker lights and roof drip edges.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the photos. Always helpful. We are getting ready to do the first one night shake-down outing in our formerly very leaky '86 AS. I did have to seal bottom trim around a dent left by PO and likely cause of a small soft spot in floor to be addressed at a later date. Another thing that helped us with the daily driving summer rains was sealing the seams and rivets with some of Capt. Tolley's creeping crack cure. One little bottle goes a long way if you do it right... makes clean up easier too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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Fixed your link for ya.

Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure

Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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