As necessary as it is, I am not liking this thread. It points to more things that I am pretending to ignore.
I'm getting ready to seal up the trailer with 3M 540. It should arrive today. We're going out camping tomorrow and the forcast calls for some rain....of course.
We have owned this TT since Jan. 2012. I'm doubtful that the PO sealed the exterior in the 5-6 years he owned it. There are definitely large areas where there is no sealant around windows, the door, and seam laps. I notice more and more of it coming off each time I wash it, so I knew this job was coming. I've never even looked at the roof.
So probably next week, we will begin stripping away what is left of the old sealant and cleaning the surface in a covered area. (Even though its been rained on for 35 years).
As always, I have a few more questions,
1. How strong is the roof?
I weigh 130 lbs. I don't think I should send my 250 lb. hubby up there. But this seems like an appropriate time to remove the 70's antenna from the roof. I imagine you don't want to stand up and walk around up there.
2. Andy, besides the sewer vent, what other gaskets or seals are need for the roof? I'm assuming none have been replaced ever.
3. I'm planning to use a polyurethane sealant. 3M 540. Am I correct to plan to reseal the trailer every other year?
I'm not sure of the floor condition under the bathroom. I'm somewhat enjoying my ignorance about it although I know I'll have to look someday (preferably before I fall through while the shampoo is in my eyes
I have seen the floor at the rear under my queen bed, it is dry, no water stains. I know of one small leak behind the gaucho, a little water stain, but the floor is solid. The PO did install pergo flooring about 5 years ago, so I'm hoping he didn't cover something worse that needs attention.
Pray for me.