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Old 06-05-2015, 04:23 AM   #15
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Gasket at she'll and bumper storage

[QUOTE=ckottum;1631868]Schu, on the 2012 model year Airstreams they began installing a gasket between the shell and bumper plate during manufacture. Ours has it, we have seen some leakage come down from above but I think that gasket is preventing rub rail leaks.

Has Airstream Service Center (or any other folks for that matter) seen any failure of bumper area gasket from 2012 models and newer?

We still recommend and use a moisture detection meter with a probe to poke through the vinyl in the plywood subfloor to periodically inspect for leaks here, and around the interior perimeter of the Airstream. We do it quarterly, and sometimes after a really heavy wind-driven rainstorm.

I am not aware of any failures with the new gasket at the end she'll and bumper compartment. The other change was how the insulation was installed at the rear of shell.

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Old 06-16-2015, 03:04 PM   #16
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I did the work on seam between the bumper storage and the shell, and much to my dismay the rear storage was wet yet again after yesterday's deluge here in Ohio. So I did a little more poking around, and I think I found the culprit. The seal around the rear clearance lights is wearing. There are holes apparent around two lights. Crossing my fingers that I've got it this time!

Thankfully I still have some TremPro 635 on hand. Now, do I have to remove the lights and take all the old stuff off, or can I go over what's there?

I'll be searching the forum as I await your responses.

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Old 06-16-2015, 04:28 PM   #17
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Clearance Light

Started taking it off for re-caulk with TremPro and saw this. The screw hole had a rusty spot behind the light, and clearly water has been coming in here. Hopefully this will fix the leak. Going to replace the screw, add a rubber o-ring, and clean and seal everything up.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:10 AM   #18
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Great forum. Learned a lot for oru '76 LY. Thanks to all. Jim, Teach & Lucille.

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