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Old 11-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Leak on my Bigfoot

Help. I have a 1980 Bigfoot trailer that I adore but the old girl sprung a leak in the latte summer during a Pacific coast deluge. She is currently tucked away for the winter all safe and warm, like eeryone else's hope but I am looking for tips. The Bigfoot has a seam that runs around the outside of it about half way down the trailer ( it is like two halves of an egg have been joined) That is where the leak is. The seam was caulked but I am thinking about 30 years back and I am hoping if I caukl it again that wil fix the problem. Any tips on how to do the job or do I just buy rolls of masking tape and mask the entire trailer and caulk it all round. Any help would be appreciated, R. Lamb

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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Welllllll, last week I peered under the plastic cover on our belly band and was dismayed to find all the screws under it are rusted to bits.

That band seems to just be a seam cover, but maybe not, I have not investigated it yet. So you might have more going on than just needing caulking.
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