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 Post subject: what is this called
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what this body molding is called? The part of it that touches the fiberglass side is thin gray rubber. My guess is it is suppose to allow for some flex but still keep water out. Problem is on the curb side of the coach, the rubber cracked and got very sticky. It pulled away from the fiberglass so I cut it off. Tried to caulk it but I must have used the wrong stuff cause it didnt seal well against the fiberglass. Sure would like to replace it but I don't know what its called. There must be more than 300 different moldings types and styles. Anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:15 pm 
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I was told by the techs at the CHR that they had been trying to get the company to quit using that stuff and go back to a sealant. The sealant I use on all the seams on my 5er is Geocel Proflex RV. I use 409 general purpose cleaner and a medium bristled brush to clean the surface, rinse with water let dry and then I wipe them down with alcohol. I have a small spray bottle I put a few drops of dish soap, Dawn is what I use, and fill it with water. Spray your finger tip with it before you smooth it onto the seams and it won't stick to your finger. Just hope this helps.Dave

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:00 pm 
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I had mine removed and caulked those things had to leak water in. Grey caulk looks mighty fine


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:23 pm 
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A problem waiting to happen?


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the actual leak may be that yellow thing above your red circle.

But on mine, it was the revision before the rubber seal was added.
There was no sealant on mine, and I have a feeling it might have double sided tape under that strip.
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I had to have a bunch of mine replaced under warranty. The stuff is junk!! I tried to get them to just remove it and calk but no go. It all turned to gum and I fully expect this stuff to do the same.

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