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Old 08-14-2017, 05:39 PM   #1
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Sealing the rub rail, is it important?

I noticed on a video with Vinnie's Northbay Airstream he was sealing the rub rail very carefully.

I am assuming there is a horizontal seal there? I am assuming this is important to seal/reseal when the time comes? There is a rub rail mid-height and one down low.

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Old 08-14-2017, 06:43 PM   #2
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I sealed mine on the top and left the bottom alone to breath, like it was doing yoga. This is on each rub rail, mid and bottom.

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Old 08-14-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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The lower rub rail covers banana wrap and side panels. Very def. seal by running sealer along top of rail, middle I don't no if cover a seam or not but I always caulk same as bottom, as under vinyl strip are pop rivets that hold rails on.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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The bottom rub rail is where the shell/floor/bellypan meet. The bellypan overlaps the shell which will allow water to run right to the floor. You need to caulk this area.
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