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Old 08-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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What is the proper seal for Scamp window.

I removed some unsightly caulking around a side window in my Scamp and discover an issue with the window seal. At the top of the window and down a few inches I found some type of glazing material between the outside window frame and the trailer body. The rest of the window had a rubber seal or gasket. I want to put the window back in for a trip we are taking in TWO days. Can I use a butyl tape or silicone caulking to reinstall the window even if it is temporary? Or, is there a readily available rubber tape to replace the one on the window frame.

I hope to get a quick answer if possible. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hi Ed, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here!

Repeat after me... butyl.... NO silicone on the exterior... ever, ever, ever.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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Without a picture not sure what part of the window you are trying to seal. Butyl tape has a huge advantage as a temporary repair.... you can get it off afterwards to do the permanent repair without adding a lot of work to clean off the caulk.

Silicon caulk on a trailer is like a drunken one night stand, easy to get into when your judgment is impaired, embarrassing if anyone finds out. With the potential for long term negative consequences.

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:58 AM   #4
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Lesson learned...NO silicon

The window is now in using butyl. Thanks for the help.
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Ed, you're a quick learner. I hope your window has many years of leak-free service and you won't suffer that dang silly-cone disease
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...and you won't suffer that dang silly-cone disease
The full name of this disease is Silly-cone Trailer Disease, sometimes abbreviated as STD.
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