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Old 02-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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Lexel and Butyl Tape

I used tape for the Hotwater, water intake, electrical cord, cable and satellite connection, things I might want to replace again.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #16
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ALL plastic items on the exterior of the trailer will EVENTUALLY fail due to UV damage. In some areas of the country that happens sooner than in others. You can slow it down by spraying the parts with Fusion paint which helps inhibit the damage... but nothing will completely stop it. It's best to plan ahead, rather than have regrets because you thought you were affixing something "permanent" on the exterior of the trailer. Norm has the right idea... YMMV
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #17
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Is this Lexel the self leveling stuff you guys have talked about before?
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #18
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Is this Lexel the self leveling stuff you guys have talked about before?
The lexel I've used is not self leveling . I do know that it adheres better than silicone , is more UV resistant than silicone, has good stretch properties and Lexel will stick to Lexel which is nice if you need to repair a spot.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #19
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I also vote for Butyl tape only for sealing vents, fans, lights etc to the trailer. I do though but a tiny bit of Lexel caulking in the hole before I shoot the rivet into it and put a tiny tiny dab of it onto the hole in the middle of the rivet.
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Is this Lexel the self leveling stuff you guys have talked about before?
as Steve said, I'm not using self-leveling either. Here's a link to the caulk - I use the 5.5oz tube (you can click hypertext on this page), and I use white. You can also google "Lexel white caulk 13033"

LexelŽ - The superior alternative to silicone.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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Thank you LukeP. Going to Camping world this weekend and Omaha so will check it out.
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