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Old 05-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #15
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Donna will tell you, like oil/water, silicone and fiberglass do not mix!!!



But plastic, glass and silicone do.

The butyl is to thick amd will distort and possibly crack the plastic frame.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:03 AM   #16
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Thanks guys, I think I saw the silicone lecture a couple of times in my reading but I don't think the PO ever read that one.

I'll do the window with butyl for now the next dry day I get. To keep it from getting any worse.

The inside of the door looks like it has been taken apart at some point so I'm hoping I can camp for awhile before I get into too many large repairs.

I have read the the long disertations on silicone.

Most of the reasons given for not using it are good.
After rebuilding at least 10 eggs in the last 7 or 8 years I have learned you have to take some advice here with grain of salt.

I refurbished all of them as if I were going to keep them.

I sold my Lil Bigfoot just like yours.
I sold it for $7500.00 and had several people offer to pay more if I would renege on my first deal.
They all said it looked like a new trailer even with judicial use of silicone sealant.
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Sorry John, I should have said what did the original inside skin on your door look like mine looks like an colored aluminum panel it is the correct color for my trailer, was yours wood or aluminum carpeted??
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Sorry John, I should have said what did the original inside skin on your door look like mine looks like an colored aluminum panel it is the correct color for my trailer, was yours wood or aluminum carpeted??

Aluminum.
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John, Thanks for the information I still haven't started on the door window. Hopefully this next week. The weather is looking good to tear into it.

The new faucet is in yeah! Also a new on demand water pump and all new water lines, Since its supposed to be nice for a few days I'm finally going to take her to the campground instead of the driveway. Here are the before and after pics of the faucet. It even has a pull out sprayer.
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Wow, I absolutely LOVE that sink and sprayer!!
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Thanks Pam, It's a standard RV faucet the local RV dealer found in their catalog and ordered for me. I think it's mostly plastic. It looks nice and has the lever handles I wanted. I think the pull out sprayer is going to be better than the high rise I originally wanted.
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Kathy,
The door is a wooden frame inside.
The wood was rotten almost half up from the bottom.
The inside of the door is like a regular conventional hollow core door.
Okay and how much talent or tools am I going to need to rebuild my door?? My dog and I messed it up this weekend. She bolted while on her reel out leash and caused the door to wrap around the belly band. It caused a crack in the exterior FG panel and I notice that it is a little harder to close now. It was never good. I was hoping it could wait awhile . Now I'm thinking it will be the next think on the get done now list..
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