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Old 08-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #15
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I have a 04 28 and I had a small amount of water coming down by the system read out inidicator near the sink. I resealed the skylight and both fantastic fans and its been perfect for over 1 year. good luck.

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #16

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Originally Posted by Melody Ranch View Post
It drives me absolutely berserk to picture someone on the side, or roof, of an Airstream removing caulk with a hammer, wood chisel and screwdriver.

Plastic scrapper, paint stirring sticks, mineral spirits. Lots of rags...
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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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I try to work with as few toxic chemicals as possible. I do not need them on my skin, in my face or in my lungs. I do use a bathroom cleaner to remove the mildew. I just completed the renewal of all sealed fixtures this week.
Like I said "works for me", walk the path you need to walk.

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:48 PM   #18
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OK, I found it - not the antenna after all - it is the skylight. The cover is cracked in several places where it is screwed into the skylight proper. The caulking isn't complete under those screws and the combination is letting water in.

I fear that removing the cover may break it so I'm gonna order a new one and just replace it being very careful not to overtighten the screws. I moght get a replacement for the other skylight while I'm at it just in case.

Here's a question - how does one get the wet insulation between the two aluminum skins to dry after a leak? Is there a trick, or just let a few sunny days take care of it. I think if I leave the cover plates on the inside of the trailer off for a while, the insulation will be exposed and might dry better than if the cover plates are attached. Any ideas?
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Whirlaway View Post
Could someone answer which of the three (3) caulking types is the one to use?

They all seem to seal but when do you use one over the other?

-Around Windows?

Also a safe way to get up on the middle of the roof?

Thanks in advance.
On the roof the repair shop at Jackson Center is using the Bostik 1100. Check around and you can find it for about $5 a tube rather than the $14 I paid there last week

Acryl-R is used on all the seams.

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