Where to buy Butyl Caulk? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by mary and bob View Post
I knew Tom could post an illustration much easier than I could, thanks Tom. I'm wondering if Uhaul recommended using a sealer because of the one groove being wider than the window lip or the trailer wall. I don't see in the repair manual where they specify whether to put the 1/4" groove on the window or the wall. I didn't use any sealer other than for the two 1/8" holes, and haven't had any leaks. Someone we camped with recommended ProFlex RV flexible sealant as being good stuff. I got a couple tubes at a RV place, one tube clear, one tube white, and I used some of the clear but don't remember where. Don't remember the price either!
The Proflex gets good ratings online, but I couldn't find out if it is butyl or something else. It doesn't seem to be silicone. Clear might be a good alternative to black if not available.

For me the question is whether the rubber seal can reliably make a water tight seal around both its outer and inner circumference even over irregularities in the wall and window frame. Anecdotally, the answer seems to be no.
__________________

__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Wow, thanks to both Bob and Tom for the specifics of the UHaul situation. I knew there were trailers which used the windshield style lock strip but did not know that UHaul had both bedded flange and lock strip type glazing. It's been an education. I have a hunch that I'm not the only one listening in and/or giving generic, "one size fits all" advice who did not fully appreciate the nature of the Uhaul side window problem. Black would be a desirable self-hiding color also?

Is it possible that Dicor lap sealant would provide a stop water between lock strip and fiberglass? I have no experience with the stuff. I can see that continuing to recommend butyl tape is beside the point.

jack
__________________

__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabbit View Post
.......... I knew there were trailers which used the windshield style lock strip but did not know that UHaul had both bedded flange and lock strip type glazing.........jack
Interestingly, UHaul used this window as the emergency exit by providing a plastic handle that lets one rip out the lock strip and kick out the window. It actually works pretty well, as the window just pushes out once the lock strip is removed.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 4,332
Tom, Proflex tube says it is a tripolymer sealant, paintable, and don't use it on EPDM or styrofoam. Jack; here's a bit of info I learned the hard way. I bought a side window and a rear window from Scamp. They came with a peel & stick foam gasket and use an inside trim ring. I was able to install the rear window in our Uhaul by enlarging the opening, and the side window by making an aluminum adapter. They both leaked, and I could not get the outside flange tight against the trailer wall. Had to pull them both out and reinstall with the butyl tape, no more leaks. I don't know how Scamp installs them at the factory, but that foam gasket just didn't work for me. A couple others have used the Scamp rear window in their Uhauls, and I stressed to them to not used the foam gasket.
__________________
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Does anyone think that the very clear explanation of UHaul glazing and attendant problems/solutions in this thread should be made sticky in the UHaul manufacturer area index? Is a discussion of equivalent clarity available in threads archived in the maintenance or owners helping . . . subforums? This thread will be missed by search terms such as UHaul, window and leak.

jack
__________________

__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Butyl caulk? Craig D. Thompson Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 7 02-25-2012 08:02 AM
Caulk Steve Dunkel Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 07-19-2009 05:33 AM
Butyl tape vs. butyl caulk- newbie looking for input Jason, M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 08-11-2008 03:57 PM
which caulk to use Isaac Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 06-07-2007 12:31 AM
Caulk deidre falin General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.