I just fixed mine. I took the hard route. Remove the trim, clean off the old putty tape and caulk, reinstalled the putty tape and recaulked. Whats there lasted 20 years if my repair last 15 I'll be 80...good enough for me.
How do you remove the trim? Does it just pull off?
That would be my next question...How do you remove that trim piece to get rid of the old caulking?
Hello! I wanted to know if I could use Eternabond tape on the seams you see in the attached pictures. I was thinking 2 pieces of tape, one on each side overlapping. Can I just apply it over the old caulk or do I need to dig all the old caulk out?
Thank you for all of the replies and information, much apprecited.
The trailer is stored about 10 minutes away at a mini-storage lot. The trailer can be moved, it is cosmetic damage more than anything. The wood braces under the front window are rotten...a small part of the floor close to the front is rotten while the rest of it looks brand new. All the wall board in the front is down as is the white insulation that was wet. It is still fully functional except for the jump couch being out of it and the wall board down. The water also ran underneath the sink side where all the plumbing , etc. is but only wet the floor...all the wiring and plumbing look brand new. Looks like it stopped right before the frig. I will get some pics to better show the problems. One of my big concerns is that I would have to take out cabinets, the sink, etc. to replace the wood floor and that is just way out of my skill set.
What is ironic is that before I discovered the damage I had just replaced the caulking on the outside corner that caused the problem. I only did it because what caulking was there looked bad (kinda dark and moldy looking) so I replaced it and was then going to run a strip of Eternabond down each seam for more protection and for a cleaner look over the caulk. We have had a ton of rain here since the trailer has been at the RV shop getting an estimate and they said that it has not leaked a drop since it has been sitting there. Looks like I fixed the leak not even knowing that it had one!
We are not in the position to trade it in on another one so that is not an option.
We have a 2007 Four Winds 18B travel trailer that we bought from an individual last November and have only been able to use it once due to some tow vehicle problems. I have managed to do a few improvements...new China toilet...all new alarms...dual golf cart batteries...etc. Well a few weeks ago we were doing some routine cleaning on it since we had it at home and discovered some water damage that ended up being MAJOR once we started pulling down walls and looking under the vinyl floor....insurance company said it had to have been leaking a long time before we even purchased it. The insuraqnce company also said we are not covered since it falls under the category of maintenance.
We can't afford such a major repair so what would my options be? We still owe $5,000.00 on it to the bank. Should I part it out? What would be the best way to do that? Any opinions and suggestions would be appreciated. Thank!