Does Casita put a silicone seal on the bench? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-16-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
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Does Casita put a silicone seal on the bench?

Just courious,
When I got my used '98 Casita the benches had a silicone bead along the top and side where the benches meet the sink and cabinet.

I now know that the bench has to be removed to service the battery or work on the water system.

Does Casita do this or did the former owner get a little over zealous with the silicone?

This might explain why the old battery had several dry cells.
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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Hi Mark
I don't own a Casita but I can't see them siliconing a place which you need access too.:)
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Old 06-17-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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Silicone

I almost made a boo-boo, then I read your post again.

I don't have silicone over that area, but you have a 13' - so your bench is next to the sink like the Liberty is.

In that case, it is very likely that they did put silicone on the bench there to keep any splashing water out of that space.

Patriot owners? What about it? That would put water very close to the electrical stuff, right? So, yes, they probably did.
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:39 AM   #4
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Scamp Benches

On my 2000 Scamp side dinette, the rear dinette benches do have a bead of silicone on their forward edge. I would expect a Casita to be the same.

If you need to remove the bench, it is no big deal to slice through the silicone with a shop knife. Cleanup of the oild silicone, re-installation isn't too hard either.

-- Dan Meyer
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:56 PM   #5
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Silicone

When we bought our 13 foot Casita there was a little silicone in the corner next to the wall. I removed it when I checked the battery and never replaced it.

The only thing that would get wet if water ran down between the bench and the sink cabinet is the carpet and some wires that are insulated.
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Old 06-25-2003, 05:28 PM   #6
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My 91Scamp13 also has silicone seal applied between the benches and the kitchen and closet.

Pete in the RatHaus
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:24 PM   #7
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silicon

2000 16' Casita LD.... they used an automotive type trim molding.

No silicon here. :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3efa58da112c0Casita bench removed 1.jpg/>
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:43 PM   #8
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1970 Boler too

My 1970 Boler had a plastic trim molding between the fiberglass seats and the adjacent cupboards and floor
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3efa79f1d0625gasket.jpg/>
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