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Old 05-27-2011, 07:03 PM   #99
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Forgive my stupid question here. How exactly do you punch out the tube to get the correct size gasket? Do you put the gasket under the SS washer? So from the outside in it goes - outside - Machine Screw Head, SS Washer, Gasket - inside - SS Washer, Hex Nut, Acorn Nut?
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Gogel Walter Company
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They also carry the SS button head bolts and screws and I opted for SS lock nuts with a nylon lock around the inner threads as opposed to the acorn nuts. I wanted to control the tension of the bolts and not be subject to the bolts bottoming out in the nut.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #100
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So, I have a few small leaks around my windows and ceiling vent. While I know that removing and reinstalling would be the way to go, I don't have the expertise or the time right now to gain the expertise. And the leaks are small, so a little sealant would probably last me a good long time.

So what product should I be using to add a little extra seal along the window gaskets?
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:35 AM   #101
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So, I have a few small leaks around my windows and ceiling vent. While I know that removing and reinstalling would be the way to go, I don't have the expertise or the time right now to gain the expertise. And the leaks are small, so a little sealant would probably last me a good long time.

So what product should I be using to add a little extra seal along the window gaskets?
I'm in the process of pulling and resealing all the windows in my 13' Bigfoot.
I use Dicor caulking. It's made for rubber roofs but works well on Eggs.
Anything is better than silicone.
It's taken me almost as much time to remove the silicone as it did removing and replacing the first window.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:57 AM   #102
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Interesting info here, even if its almost 2 years old. Back when I was uneducated and had a metal camper with some leaks, I had a mobile RV shop come out and they taped and rolled the roof with rubber coating. They then applied acrylic latex chaulking, in a thin, neat bead, around all the windows, vents etc. Removing all these protrutions and Butyl tapeing them would have been the correct method but I wouldnt have paid them to do that and didnt have time or experience to do it myself. Now that I have my beloved Casita, things will be done right on it. More time, money and Im keeping this one.
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:41 AM   #103
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Question, I'm pulling the windows out of my 2001 Scamp. They are louvered and square with silver rivets on them. Lots of silicone to get off from previous owner. I got black rivets which look much better. I used butyl and it squeezed out nicely all the way around. It looks nice an clean now. Do I need to put a bead of flex seal around the edge or is the butyl good enough?
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:44 AM   #104
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I never "Double Seal". But not to worry, the silicone bead will usually peel right off after about 1 season.... LOL
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:46 AM   #105
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Your fine with just the Butyl.... I use the edge of a plastic scraper and get in nice and close....clean up the residue.....done.
Butyl is the best
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:53 AM   #106
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Thanks.... The more "crap" I can get off, the better it looks!
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:51 PM   #107
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Thank you for the great visuals! I have five burro windows to re-butyl and you have made it so much easier!
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