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sleepy

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Posted: 07/12/06 10:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I were recently "guests" of the Lance Camper Customer Service and Repair Center in Lancaster, California... courtesy of a Ford Ranger driver in Fulton, Mississippi and his insurance company.

Lance made us "better than new"... a big job, they had our whole roof, whole back, slide out room, and skirt off and then replaced new. We now have a PTO roof instead of aluminum.

Most of us fail to service the seams as we are instructed in our owners manual... or at least we dread even trying.

Jim Allen, the Customer Service Manager and Kit, the shop forman gave me the gift of a short course in how to remove the squeezed out caulking and old sealant. They also explained the correct method and recommended material for cleaning the areas where the "bad" stuff had been removed. Then the hardest part, they demonstrated how to reseal the areas that now looked so good.

The cleaner is Naptha... I bought a quart at Home Depot in the paint department.

The sealants and their use are in the following letter: note that I have crossed out the Parbond for aluminun roofs but it might be what you need... I now have a TPO roof.

The Geocel clear is for around windows, etc... where black windows are on white sides and the white Geocel is for white components on white sides.

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Thanks for the info, I have a 1995 lance and I need to reseal it. It has never leaked and I want to keep it that way[emoticon]


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Yep, those are the things Jim Allen told me on the phone last year when I called about what to use. Nice guy.

The Geocel can be found in some high end lumber or hardware stores. I've never found it at Home Depot or Lowes. I think you can search dealers on their website and that's how I found a place that carried it.

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Thanks for the info also. I will be installing Fantastic Vent, is Geocel white is what I need to seal around the Vent in the roof? You mentioned is for windows.

I called Lance Customer Service to ask this question. Left message and no call back after 24 hours. They must be very busy.


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Gamagoat wrote:

Thanks for the info also. I will be installing Fantastic Vent, is Geocel white is what I need to seal around the Vent in the roof? You mentioned is for windows.

I called Lance Customer Service to ask this question. Left message and no call back after 24 hours. They must be very busy.


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sleepy wrote:

My wife and I were recently "guests" of the Lance Camper Customer Service and Repair Center in Lancaster, California... courtesy of a Ford Ranger driver in Fulton, Mississippi and his insurance company.

Lance made us "better than new"... a big job, they had our whole roof, whole back, slide out room, and skirt off and then replaced new. We now have a PTO roof instead of aluminum.

Most of us fail to service the seams as we are instructed in our owners manual... or at least we dread even trying.

Jim Allen, the Customer Service Manager and Kit, the shop forman gave me the gift of a short course in how to remove the squeezed out caulking and old sealant. They also explained the correct method and recommended material for cleaning the areas where the "bad" stuff had been removed. Then the hardest part, they demonstrated how to reseal the areas that now looked so good.

The cleaner is Naptha... I bought a quart at Home Depot in the paint department.

The sealants and their use are in the following letter: note that I have crossed out the Parbond for aluminun roofs but it might be what you need... I now have a TPO roof.

The Geocel clear is for around windows, etc... where black windows are on white sides and the white Geocel is for white components on white sides.

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Are you going to share what you learned from Lance gave me the gift of a short course in how to remove the squeezed out caulking and old sealant. They also explained the correct method and recommended material for cleaning the areas where the "bad" stuff had been removed. Then the hardest part, they demonstrated how to reseal the areas that now looked so good.


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Share the info. pleeeze. :/

I just want to know what they clean off the old caulking with.

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Hay sleepy, you sure get around, thought you were just home, & now you are back out west, again. You used NAPTHA to clean off old stuff ?? Did'nt hurt the siding ?? Guess you have fiberglass, mine is aluminum, I'll try small spot. Thanks for the info, keep at it.

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my dealer uses Acrysol to clean the area.

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Posted: 07/12/06 07:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my original post I wrote... Lance told me to use Naptha to clean the seams after removing the bad areas... It works great.

You remove all old sealant and grey caulking that is exposed along the seam, DO NOT use metal tools... if you score (scratch the fiberglas it can make it break and when you gouge the surface water could get into the siding.

Clean the area with the Naptha on a rag. It will take all of the residue off without hurting the resins in the fiberglas.

Then use the recommended sealant from the chart that is at the end of my first post.

Each material was recommended for a specific use... nothing else and no other products were to be substituted.

After about 6 hours I'm getting good at it.

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The camper was torqued when the Ford Ranger hit our trucks front headlight and bumper from the drivers side... we were barely moving when he crossed 4 lanes and two stop signs to get to us.... we then rolled over him breaking off his wheels at the axels... he was totaled. His insurance paid.

Our truck is being repaired at this moment.... cosmetic. We continued our trip after he hit us.... stopping in Lancaster for the camper repair then coming home because of a death in the family... we were gone 5 months.

We get trhe truck back next Monday... then, back on the road.

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