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Old 11-01-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Exterior ridge caulking for Scamp

New Scamp owner here. She sat outside all summer and the exterior ridge caulking has pulled away from the fiberglass and is moldy. Can I just peel the old stuff off and fill it with a specialized caulking? I live in Wet Washington and have to store her outside. Will be camping with her in winter snow this season, so must do this before it gets wet. Shes under a carport now, so Scamp is dry. Thanks everyone!!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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A picture would help as I am not exactly sure what you are referring to - the roof vent, the metal above the door?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hi Cristin, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here!

Are you asking about what to replace the peeling caulking that's on top of the metal belly band?
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..... I am not exactly sure what you are referring to - the roof vent, the metal above the door?
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Are you asking about what to replace the peeling caulking that's on top of the metal belly band?
Anyone up for a game of charades?
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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Hey everyone. Sorry for late response & thank u for responding! I live in the mountains so Internet is sparse. Yes! The exterior belly band!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Cristin, I'd use Pro-Flex. Use blue painters tape on the upper body to make a smooth line for the caulk. Maybe run some around the top of the belly band too. When you apply the caulk, you only need enough to seal the area between the band and the body. The caulking is really only used for asthetic purposes. If the body was put together properly during manufacturing, the caulk doesn't seal anything. However, there have been a couple of instances (on this forum) where Scamp owners have had leaks around the belly band. Pro-Flex should prevent that.

Maybe others have a different idea...

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Old 11-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
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Cristin, ditto what Donna said. Only suggestion is if you are going to re caulk the belly band is that you polish up the belly band first - helps to keep the caulking from discolouring with all the black caused by the polishing.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Thank you Donna and Carol! This helps me so very much! I'm happy to have found this website to be in the mix and learn so much. Cheers!
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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I like your profile photo Carol! You're in Cannon Beach, OR! Great place!
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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I like your profile photo Carol! You're in Cannon Beach, OR! Great place!
Thanks Cristin it was actually taken in Pacific City one of my fav stops on the Coast. I am actually located in the Great White in Vancouver.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #11
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Mine needs to be done also, although I don't think it leaks. It took forever to hose all that dirt out from under it that had ran down, though. I'm going to use dyco 20/20 on mine.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #12
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What is Dyco 20/20? Where do you get that?
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What is Dyco 20/20? Where do you get that?
Here's a link to it: http://www.dycopaints.com/images/products/2020SS.pdf. It says seam seal only, but the dealer here uses it for other things. It gets good ratings around the web, from what I've seen.

I just started using it on my trailer a few days ago, so I can't say if it's good or not. I'll be finding out, though.

I picked it up at the local camper dealer.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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Thanks Jared. I will look into it. Sounds interesting. Keep me posted on how it works out for you.
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