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Posted: 07/07/19 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am replacing the left side (following) leg on my 5th wheel.
Does anyone know what type of caulking, sealant or goop that is used to seal where the jack goes thru the flooring and coroplast. It is black and somewhat flexible. Just plain silicone then paint black??

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Posted: 07/07/19 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just use black caulk

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Posted: 07/07/19 11:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, what he said. Mine doesn't even have caulk where it goes through the floor.


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I used black silicone when I had to replace my jack that had a faulty seal. Be sure you get it good so no mice get in. If you need more than one coat, it is fine.
COLOR: TO MAKE MY POST CLEAR. THE SILICONE WAS USED INSIDE THE FRONT COMPARTMENT OF MY 5ER. CAN NOT BE SEEN.

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Silicone can not be painted. Use the correct color of sealant for the job


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Thanks all. Black caulking it will be.
I thought maybe it was some type of super goop used by the rv industry.

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Mine is sealed with a gray expanding foam.


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