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Posted: 05/25/21 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you use caulking, use a product called Big Stretch. It stays flexible and won't crack. It is pricey at 8-9 bucks a tube but well worth it. It is water based so it is easy to work with and with the above mentioned painters tape does a nice, clean job. Comes in white, almond, grey, and brown.

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Posted: 05/25/21 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh sorry about the aside. Camping spots are very difficult to get in Colorado. Yes I used a cheap caulk gun that we have had forever. I have not heard of Big Stretch but I like soap and water cleanup. Dicor is over $12 a tube. I actually bought a battery powered caulk gun a few years ago. It seems to have stopped working but it was for caulking vinyl to our crawlspace walls a pretty big job I did not think my hand was strong enough. It was hard to control but the call did not have to be neat!

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Posted: 05/26/21 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bad day for my poor old RV. I had the steps out for a few weeks while working inside and when I left to fill up the steps did not pull in with ignition as they were supposed to. So I got a warning from a fellow driver on the road but there was no room to pull over so I just stopped and restarted the ignition. Should have worked right? No it didn’t. I waited to stop again at the destination but of course finally hit the drive pulling in. That bent the side arm. When I got out to investigate the step motor was working. But then the steps could not retract all the way due to the bent arm. Looks like it could be bent back. But still disappointing.

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Posted: 05/26/21 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also I got the propane tank filled and it is definitely leaking. That was enough bad news for one day. Tomorrow I’ll try to find the leak. Darn.

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I also read a recommendation for Eterna caulk from the folks who make eternabond. I like eternabond it lasts a long time and does not have to be reapplied. My roof pieces are 10 years old. Still look good. The caulk is a thermoplastic elastomer and required solvent cleanup.


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EMD360 wrote:

Oh sorry about the aside. Camping spots are very difficult to get in Colorado. Yes I used a cheap caulk gun that we have had forever. I have not heard of Big Stretch but I like soap and water cleanup. Dicor is over $12 a tube. I actually bought a battery powered caulk gun a few years ago. It seems to have stopped working but it was for caulking vinyl to our crawlspace walls a pretty big job I did not think my hand was strong enough. It was hard to control but the call did not have to be neat!


Dicor, ProFlexrv are expensive but they are excellent long lasting products. Well worth the money. ProFlexrv comes in litre cans and can be applied with a small paint brush on flat areas.

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