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Old 03-14-2006, 10:24 PM   #1
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Parbond for leaking tail light gaskets?

Several days ago we had some really bad storms in our area. Large amount of rain and 107 MPH wind a mile from where my trailer is stored. A very tense night to say the least.

In checking my trailer I found the floor was wet under my bathroom vanity Nothing appears to have come in around the windows or vents so I looked at the tail lights and the gaskets are cracked so I suspect the water entered there. Are new gaskets available or do you make your own and if so out of what? My other thought was to mask them and run a bead of Parbond on the gasket edge. Whats the way to best solve this problem?
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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I doubt it came in from the tail lights but it could. I would look harder at the holding tank vent and windows.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:09 AM   #3
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Several days ago we had some really bad storms in our area. Large amount of rain and 107 MPH wind a mile from where my trailer is stored. A very tense night to say the least.

In checking my trailer I found the floor was wet under my bathroom vanity Nothing appears to have come in around the windows or vents so I looked at the tail lights and the gaskets are cracked so I suspect the water entered there. Are new gaskets available or do you make your own and if so out of what? My other thought was to mask them and run a bead of Parbond on the gasket edge. Whats the way to best solve this problem?
Gasket material is available at places like Napa, I would either use Cork or a piece of EPDM rubber, like you get off a building roof. Just cut your own using the old one for a pattern.

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I'd be more suspect of the holding tank vent gasket as well, or perhaps the bath fan vent gasket. You don't mention what the arrangement of your bath is, but it's entirely possible in some trailers that with that kind of wind speed it could have just blown rain in under the window gaskets too.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for suggestions where to look. I've got a '63 GT so no bath fan I'll start with the holding tank vent. I suppose the wind speed also could have forced it in the rear window but I have new seals on everything. If that was the case shouldn't I have seen something on the walls or counter under the window? It's a nice day and I'm off so so I'm off to find this leak.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Found the leak. It was the right tail light. Water was coming in through a crack in the sealant on the light assembly and following the wire in through the grommet. All fixed now - I hope
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