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Halmfamily wrote:

But some 4" Eternabond tape and seal over all of your joints and sealant. Follow the directions and you won't have to worry about failed sealant again. I did this to both of our FW's and in five years haven't had to touch it.


X3. I covered every roof seam including the trim on all four sides and around all the vents and AC. I'll never need to caulk the roof again. But be warned this could affect your trade in value. It should increase the value but a dealer doesn't want to sell an RV where he can't sell a re-caulk job every 3 years.


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winnietrey wrote:

as an after thought, if those holes, were there before you took it to the dealer, why would they be white, when the rest of the Dicor is stained? That makes me kind of wondering, if the dealer did something, To try and sell you a roof job


Too lazy this am to go back through and study things but I was under the impression that that was the photo the stealer sent the OP. [emoticon]


If it happened, prior to taking it to the dealer, I would expect, all the Dicor to be the same color. When I zoom in, on the pic, it almost looks to me, like someone sliced the Dicor and lifted it up and peeled it back. Could have been a branch or something, but if the Dealer did it, that would be pretty cheeseball


I had the TT covered all winter with a heavy duty RV cover, after I cleaned the roof this past fall. So no trees or branches can account for the gouged holes in the sealant.

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That look exactly like a few of the seems I found that had bubbles under them after I put the needle nose pliers to it and ripped the top off the bubble before applying more dicor over top.

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guidry wrote:

There’s no complementary, it’s just like a car dealership doing a “free 38 point inspection”; it’s a chance to find something to repair and charge you. They WILL find something and like you suspect, they’ll even make sure you have damage so they can get your money. Buy some Dicor lap sealant and do the easy job yourself-$12.00

Learn to do all your maintenance yourself and you’ll be a much happier camper!


Find another location for maintenance.
Looks like someone is setting you up to take a lot of money.
It's easy to do your own roof replace. $150 or less.
Watch a couple of YouTube videos, and see how it's done.

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After years of going to rv service shops, one really bad outcome made me going to mobile RV repair guy. without going into detail, the service shop de-winterized my MH and made 2 potentially dangerous errors, one involving the propane tank. One of the problems is they hire these young people with limited knowledge, and training and you don't know what they are doing behind closed doors. With a mobile person, you can be there watching everything that is being done. Just my thoughts.

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Sounds like a very good option to have a mobile RV tech arrive to perform maintenance instead of bring the RV into a service center. I am totally on-board with watching a reliable mobile RV tech perform maintenance, so I can learn to do things myself.
How do members find a reliable mobile RV tech ?

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Halmfamily wrote:

But some 4" Eternabond tape and seal over all of your joints and sealant. Follow the directions and you won't have to worry about failed sealant again. I did this to both of our FW's and in five years haven't had to touch it.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This the best advice!!! I will do the same to my new TT


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