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Old 05-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #43
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Excuse me for not being more specific Rabbit.
If I question someones advice or comments I either keep my questions to myself or send them a Private message.
I keep my questions to myself quite a bit.
I'm an old guy so my memory is not what it used to be.
As I remember I have refurbished at least 10 eggs, 2 stickies, one slide in camper and I Toyota Sunrader since I retired in 2005.
I have yet to have any complaints about my workmanship.
I have turned down 2 refurbish jobs for others already this year.
I'm the third owner of this trailer.
I bought this trailer from the son of the original owner.
They have never done anything to the windows or roof escape hatch which I removed and resealed and replaced today.
About 1/4 of an inch from the outside edge the putty was virtually like new after 31 years.

The narrow white product on the shiny brown paper is what the guy at my local RV store calls Butyl tape.

The small dryed up roll is the old butyl putty which will dry up if you don't keep it in an air tight baggy.

I attached a picture of the new type and the original butyl putty in case I ahve misinformed somebody
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #44
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An addition to my prior post Rabbit!
As a longtime member of this group I would expect better from a "moderator"
than an argumentitive, insulting response.

It is your job to limit responses such as your's and keep everyone on a friendly, respectfull basis.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #45
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An addition to my prior post Rabbit!
As a longtime member of this group I would expect better from a "moderator"
than an argumentative, insulting response.

It is your job to limit responses such as your's and keep everyone on a friendly, respectful basis.

I don't think that Jack was trying to be disrespectful. Sometimes it is upsetting if it appears that someone is challenging our credibility.
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Based on my 45+ years of towing and 8 years of refurbishing eggs I have seen many post that I see as "less than credible" or wrong.
I either bite my tongue or send a PM.
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It is always upsetting when someone challenges my credibility so I do understand, Perry. You boast of a great deal of experience in rv ownership and repair which I cannot come close to equaling. You claim that a product which dries out on exposure to air (the "old butyl tape") remains pliable in use over the substantial period of 30 yrs.

I can only offer my experience with the condition of bedding compound used for thruhulls on one 1998 trailer 13 yrs. later. It may be that you have been fortunate in never encountering the worst possible putty tapes available. You have the advantage of me, Sir. I concede to you superior credibility and the responsibility for the advice you offer. I will continue to follow my own insights that there are products available with high butyl content which are superior in service to other products with less or no butyl content and that the additional time and trouble to find and identify as well as additional cost to purchase are well worth results in service.

Incidentally, I do so enjoy your image of a forum moderator as an adversary who can't go a couple rounds because of the one arm you hope is tied behind his back. Have a day.

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