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Old 08-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Sealing a leaky Airstream?

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I currently live in a 1974 airstream thats in need of s little tlc. Last winter, the thing leaked in one spot in particular, and it came in through the walls and was a perpetually soggy moldy mess....

Not good. Now that its been bleached and more or less sterilized and dried out, I want to be sure to prevent that from happening again.

I dont really know the exact seam the water is coming in on, but I was thinking I could hit the general region to make sure. My question is, what type of sealant is best? I was thinking gelling superglue??

thanks!
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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I would suggest Acryl-R; you can get it at the Airstream Store. Clean and use on ALL seams and rivets, also around the windows. DONOT use silicone. see other threds on this topic.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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Hi All:

I currently live in a 1974 airstream thats in need of s little tlc. Last winter, the thing leaked in one spot in particular, and it came in through the walls and was a perpetually soggy moldy mess....

Not good. Now that its been bleached and more or less sterilized and dried out, I want to be sure to prevent that from happening again.

I dont really know the exact seam the water is coming in on, but I was thinking I could hit the general region to make sure. My question is, what type of sealant is best? I was thinking gelling superglue??

thanks!
Where exactly is it leaking?

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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liveinintin,

Howdy and welcome to Airforums.com! You have found the right place for your question, but as you can see, more information would be helpful to answer it.

I would add one obvious thing though to begin with: the most common place that will leak (and when it does, water can find itself in many different places), is the three roof vents for the plumbing system that are on your roof.

Have a look at this thread to get a clear picture of waht needs to be done.

It's relatively easy to do that job, and they can go on a regular basis, so it's great place to start. But the important thing to get to first is the roof, windows and doors, because if your trailer leaks, it will never be a fun place to camp in.

And let's have some photos! We loooove photos..
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Thanks guys.

The water is coming in (to the inside) on one of the walls just below the windows upper edge, an also below that, both along an interior seam.

I will try to get pics up soon, cant at the moment. I also dont think I ca cimb on top because it will buckle, but I was washing it the other day and noticed 2 drill holes (one both sides of the trailer) probably where the awning was once attached (or detached).. not too bright on my landlords part. Funny that one would leak badly and the other side not.

Btw, the windows also leak, lol. Ill do more searching this weekend, check the suggested thread, and try to post pics too.
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