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Old 05-03-2017, 07:25 AM   #101
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I notice on both my taillight housings the previous owner sealed those corners. I'll have to open them up. Thanks

Raining again this morning.

I've pretty much sealed up everything on the rear cap now. The only areas not checked are behind the mid line rub rail and the lower rub rail. The lower rub rail on the curb side, where the floor leak was discovered, was partially pulled by the shop that did my remodel to replace the bumper end cap. I can see fresh sealant around the top of the rub rail and the lower awning mount.

Will it be easy to pull the mid rub rail shiny insert to expose rivets/screws behind the trim so I can put some sealant on them? I find some 3M VHB tape is a good to stick back rub rail that comes unstuck.

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Old 05-03-2017, 08:43 AM   #102
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I notice on both my taillight housings the previous owner sealed those corners. I'll have to open them up. Thanks

Raining again this morning.

I've pretty much sealed up everything on the rear cap now. The only areas not checked are behind the mid line rub rail and the lower rub rail. The lower rub rail on the curb side, where the floor leak was discovered, was partially pulled by the shop that did my remodel to replace the bumper end cap. I can see fresh sealant around the top of the rub rail and the lower awning mount.

Will it be easy to pull the mid rub rail shiny insert to expose rivets/screws behind the trim so I can put some sealant on them? I find some 3M VHB tape is a good to stick back rub rail that comes unstuck.

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If the seal on the top edge of both rub rails is intact, I wouldn't pull the molding off. It's a lot of work and is likely to destroy the clear covering on the rub strip. I really doubt that, if the sealer is good on the top edge that you have a leak there. That would certainly be a last resort.

Is your license plate in a pocket (black plastic) or external to the skin? Mine had no seal between the plate pocket and the skin. I installed a closed cell foam gasket around the pocket and found a small hole in the corner of the pocket, which let water in. If there were a leak in either of these areas (molding or plate pocket) it is likely, but not definitive, that you would find wet insulation behind the lights and/or plate pocket.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:04 AM   #103
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I forgot about the license plate frame. Its in a pocket design. I'll check it.

If I pulled the 110v or cable TV receptacle under the dinette table should that tell me there is a leak from the license plate frame?

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:21 AM   #104
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Yes, it would certainly help. But physically check the pocket too.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #105
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Raining again today on and off, now a steady light rain. Got home from work and checked inside on the floor and upper window, so far so good.

The license plate frame insert does need a fresh reseal and fortunately its sheltered somewhat from a direct blast of rain. Another item I noticed is the circular door bell housing next the the entrance door. It's right in line with water runoff from the door rain gutter. I don't see old sealant around it so it may be sealed underneath.

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Old 05-04-2017, 06:47 PM   #106
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No rain today after raining most of last night. No leaking detected on the floor or window. Going out with the trailer this weekend. No rain forecast over the weekend.

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Maybe that is it!
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I eventually had the suspected rivets at the top of the rear shell removed and replaced with Olympic rivets and sealant. Paul, at A&P, said some of the some holes where mis-drilled at the factory so they where redrilled making the rivet holes elongated under the rivet heads.

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