Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Rubyslipper's Avatar
1995 30' Limited
Warsaw , Missouri
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 79
Images: 4
Need some help

I have two leaks appearing around the front window.Need to know what the best caulk is for fixing the leaks.Hubby wants a gray color so it looks like the stuff already on the unit.

Also, and this is the biggy.The frig even though we are on electrical power wants to jump over to LP.I turn it off and wait for 5 min or so and flip it back on. Sometimes it goes back on to electric but more times than not it jumps back to gas.Any thoughts?

Rubyslipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 184
Images: 55

Make sure to use vulkem sealant. Do not use silicone as it will not work. It will pull away from aluminum and glass in short order.

Just bought a second A/S and the PO had used about a gallon of silicone on the skylite windows and the front windows. When I pulled it off, you could see where it had pulled away and held dirt, water, etc right against the original seal--just what they were trying to prevent!

As for the refer, not sure but does it have an automatic switchover? Maybe the electric current to the fridge is being interrupted intermittently and causing the switchover?

Good Luck


Tripp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 09:29 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 544
Images: 29
It will take I believe at least 30 seconds of no power for the fridge to switch to gas. Long enough so you should notice it. A few seconds interupt won't do it. (the computer in the fridge panel wouln't react with a brief interuption of current).
femuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 01:53 AM   #4
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,740
Images: 97
Here is an earlier thread which discusses the recommended applications for both Vulkem & Parabond sealants.

You may also want to try a search using "Vulkem", "Parabond" &/or "caulking" as keywords...several pages of discussion will show up. Good luck!

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.