Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
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...
__________________

__________________
Jason

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

2008 5.7 L V8 Sequoia
AIR # 31243
WBCCI # 6987
FOUR CORNERS UNIT
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
Just Happy To Be Alive!
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,914
Images: 34
I thought I did not have "many" leads until this weekend when the rain was coming down sideways. ☺
__________________

__________________
MICHAEL
WBCCI 10656
TAC MS-9
AWCHIEF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,619
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.

doug k
__________________
dkottum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
Just Happy To Be Alive!
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,914
Images: 34
Leaks not leads, darn spell checker.
__________________
MICHAEL
WBCCI 10656
TAC MS-9
AWCHIEF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
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.

doug k
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???
__________________
Jason

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

2008 5.7 L V8 Sequoia
AIR # 31243
WBCCI # 6987
FOUR CORNERS UNIT
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 05:22 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,619
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.

doug k
__________________

__________________
dkottum is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Airstream Classifieds



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Airstream News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Airstream news in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]