Power cord hatch - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
Name: Roger
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Power cord hatch

I'm rebuilding the Trillium. Long story, and I'll post a whole slew of pictures with text when I'm done. However, I'm in a huge time crunch right now. Suffice to say we gutted everything.

In the process, I need to replace the power cord cable hatch, grey water drain, shore water intake and water tank fill ports. All were very badly UV faded/cracked. Found most of the parts I needed online, but no directions.

So, do I use putty tape behind them? Caulk (I can hear the gasps!) around them? Just rivet them in place with no seal?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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Butyl underneath, nothing over the top... unless it's a top vent... then using Proflex or some other NON-silicone around the edge would be appropriate. It's not needed on vertical surfaces.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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I just finished installing a city water inlet and a fresh water tank filler on my Scamp. I used Proflex caulking between these and the unit and installed them with rivets.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Thanks. I have plenty of butyl, I'll use that.
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