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Edox 08-20-2013 07:45 PM

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!

Donna D. 08-20-2013 07:47 PM

Hi Ed, :welcome2: to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here! :dance

Repeat after me... butyl.... NO silicone on the exterior... ever, ever, ever. :loltu

RogerDat 08-20-2013 09:10 PM

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. :eek:

Welcome to the forum.

Edox 08-20-2013 11:58 PM

Lesson learned...NO silicon
The window is now in using butyl. Thanks for the help.:)

Donna D. 08-21-2013 07:11 PM

Ed, you're a quick learner. :yep I hope your window has many years of leak-free service and you won't suffer that dang silly-cone disease :yep

RogerDat 08-21-2013 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Donna D. (Post 412510)
...and you won't suffer that dang silly-cone disease :yep

The full name of this disease is Silly-cone Trailer Disease, sometimes abbreviated as STD.

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