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Posted 08-31-2012 at 12:19 AM by DKB_SATX
Updated 08-31-2012 at 02:25 AM by DKB_SATX (Add links)
Tags leaks, sealant

So, in the previous post I detailed some of the work my Argosy needed, and here I'll spend some keystrokes documenting the work on the leaks. I'm only allowed 10 images per post so I'll do yet another entry for the axles!

I had been planning to replace the axles and tires before our trip to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta in October. The axle work is what I'd scheduled with Lance in advance.

We postponed the work for a bit because the first pair of axles had the wrong brackets, and it happened that Lance was going to have the Sealtech leak-detection machine in his shop during the time he was to be working on the Argosy. I knew I had at least 1 leak in heavy rain, and suspected I had some of the usual set of others, so I decided I might as well bite the bullet while it was convenient. As you can see in the previous post, I had quite a few potential leaks that I had Lance seal up, from window frames to the rub rail to the infamous bumper trunk lid.

Unfortunately, well-sealed joints don't photograph all that well. I don't have many good shots that illustrate the excellent work that Lance did, but the seals and trims that he sealed up look great. I'm sure my floors won't get any worse for a while, and I won't worry as much about driving in the rain. (And I DID think about leaks while driving in the rain!) Here are a few illustrations of it.

This is what Lance found under the rub rail. There was no removal of old sealant here... the only thing keeping any water out at all was the rub rail itself.

Now that joint looks like this

and it's further protected by this

Here's one of the window frames

and the wide bead it took to seal around the water heater.

Ok, now to see if I can write the axle post with just 10 images or less! Click here to go to the axle post.
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