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Offline EL TATE

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Polyeurothane sealant questions
« on: May 15, 2017, 04:16:51 PM »
I'm selling my trailer and a prospective buyer came by to look at it Saturday and asked about the tacky drips running from the windows, essentially on all of them. I had no answer for him if it was normal/abnormal, but it's always been like that for the last 5 years I've owned it with no leaks. Can any of you provide any insight as to why it's like that, and should I do something about it?

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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 04:56:10 PM »
My theory is butyl tape?
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:25:33 PM »

If you think it is butyl tape then use a razor knife to cut along the edge of windows and peel the excess off. Try it in a small spot first to see if it comes off with out making a big mess.


I have seen lots of RV's from the hotter places like Calif. and Arizona start oozing the sealer out from around the windows, doors, vents, or any place else it is used.

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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 06:49:02 PM »
I've had several 100+ days in Leavenworth, a week at a time during camping trips and it never seemed to be getting any worse. I appreciate the insight, i'll give it a shot tonight.
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 10:19:13 PM »
pics?
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 11:49:45 PM »

I've had several 100+ days in Leavenworth, a week at a time during camping trips and it never seemed to be getting any worse. I appreciate the insight, i'll give it a shot tonight.



Let us know how it worked out.... Several days? Those trailers I spoke of lived in the hot all year.

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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 10:21:28 AM »
if you can zoom in on the bottom left corner of the window you can see what I'm talking about. that was before I washed the trailer last week.
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 01:38:20 PM »
Yup, looks like the sealer pushed out. Slow and easy, razor knife along the trim edge and maybe a plastic scraper. Get the film off with goo gone or bug and tar remover, or whatever magic cleaner you prefer.

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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 04:19:12 PM »
Excellent, thanks!
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 06:43:40 PM »
I agree, that goo gone works good.
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 02:22:29 PM »
Well, thanks gents, but she's out of my hands now. Sold the trailer to the dealer I originally bought it from, but they didn't remember me. bought it for $12.5 and sold it for $11k w/ some major soft spots in the front driver's storage area. Turns out the seam sealer on the front corner split right where the AC condenser drip rail is at. Found it right as we were coming to an agreement on the sale price or I might have gotten $12k for it! Either way, it was a sad moment. Lots of happy memories in there. I'm sure we'll build more on the boat my trailer sale just helped finance :grin:
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 03:04:18 PM »
Sounds like a solid price for a 5 year old trailer.
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Re: Polyeurothane sealant questions
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 04:29:42 PM »
Especially for one with a sponge-soft storage floor. They do all their own in house repairs so I'm sure it'll cost them nothing to fix but man hours.

Edit: 8yrs old to boot, it was an '09. limited edition w/ a lot of extras, but still.
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