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Old 06-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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No more leaks

Ok I here about leaks all the time. I don't believe I have any but I live in a pretty dry climate. But haven't notice any when traveling in the Pacific North West. except in the very front, where i have a small crack in the front panel. Getting fixed though.

So How to put an end to leaks. Well If you happen to have all your interior panels of, why not use the Por15 rubberized under coating spray on you seams. It's like the stuff they sell on tv. if you sprayed the inner seams it would seal them off for good. It's rubber so it would move with the trailer and is waterproof.. Coast $17.50 for a 17 oz spray can.

I'm putting on the seams I have exposed but not all my panels are off and I don't intend to take them all off..

Plus it's a sound dampener. I'm thinking about using it on my wheel wells for extra protection against rocks and tire blow outs. Shoot you could even use it on your steps...
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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I thought I did not have "many" leads until this weekend when the rain was coming down sideways. ☺
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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It may not have the long-term flexibility needed for a travel trailer shell.

It may harden and crack with the intense heat inside the walls in summer sun.

If it failed for any reason, may be a nightmare to remove. Why not use the newest sealant Airstream uses, applied thick enough so it can flex, probably the way they do it.

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It may not have the long-term flexibility needed for a travel trailer shell.

It may harden and crack with the intense heat inside the walls in summer sun.

If it failed for any reason, may be a nightmare to remove. Why not use the newest sealant Airstream uses, applied thick enough so it can flex, probably the way they do it.

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Problem is THERE STUFF LEAKS. thats the whole problem. I'm looking for something new that will work. It says it can be used on a fire wall in a car or truck so I don't think heat is an issue. Life expectancy maybe. but then the stuff airstream uses last what? months???
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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Shell seam leaks don't seem to be the problem with late model trailers, its skylights, pano windows, a/c units, vents, things that poke through the shell and are poorly designed or installed.

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