Replacing Electrical Cover - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-07-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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I am replacing my Electrical cover and as I took everything off....there was some type of
seal that was on between the cover and exterior that is just powder now...

My question is what is the best sealant to use with the new piece...Silicon? or is there another that is recomended for our Fiberglass rigs...

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Old 10-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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Jim,

Not sure what you mean by electrical cover. Butyl caulk tape, is that what you are looking for?
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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Jim, read this topic...especially the info offered by Per Walthinsen, a fellow Burro owner:

Buytle Tape, Silicone and sealing
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I am replacing my Electrical cover and as I took everything off....there was some type of
seal that was on between the cover and exterior that is just powder now...

My question is what is the best sealant to use with the new piece...Silicon? or is there another that is recomended for our Fiberglass rigs...

thanks

Jim
You might want to consider a couple options. Purchase a electrical hatch, complete with gasket and all mounting hardware. They are extremely cheap at Camping World

The other option is not so cheap, but where power cord goes through it would all be sealed. You can go to Camping World to see it.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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What is now powder was probably about a 1/8" thick foam cover gasket that comes with the exterior receptacle cover when new....normally it`s not glued on .....Benny
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:12 AM   #6
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The cover I got did not come with a gasket or hardware...

is also a little bit larger than the orig so I will have to enlarge the opening

is there a gasket material that I can purchase...the one at camping world is the same thing...just the cover..no gasket or hardware...

is there a screw that is preferred.one that wont rust over time?

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Old 10-08-2006, 08:40 AM   #7
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If this is the type of cover you mean, use butyl tape behind it, and rivet it in place with 3/16 blind rivets.
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If this is the type of cover you mean, use butyl tape behind it, and rivet it in place with 3/16 blind rivets.

its round like the camping world model

I will get some butyl tape and rivets

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What I did when my elec entrance door started disintegrating was buy a new set the same size and just put the new door on the old entrance, but nothing seemed to be leaking.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:00 AM   #10
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What I did when my elec entrance door started disintegrating was buy a new set the same size and just put the new door on the old entrance, but nothing seemed to be leaking.

this one is the same size as mine on the exterior..the interior tube is larger...

the holes line up as well..
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I used butyll tape on mine,
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