|Todd with his trusty DICOR!|
One job that is critically important for ALL RV's, no matter what age or type, is to inspect and re-apply caulking. All RV's use caulk to seal the seams of the exterior structure from the most damaging force of all that costs RV owners more money and grief than all other forces combined: WATER! This must be done at least annually (every 6 months is better), and we make sure that late summer signals to us that it is time to check it again. We check it more often than that, but this is the time we do any heavy work that needs to be done.
This is one of those many maintenance items that RV's require that are not difficult or expensive, but critically important if you want to preserve your RV for years to come.
|This is easily prevented.|
It only takes a short time to get up on the roof and take a good, close look at your sealants. Check every thing, around vents, antenna, vent pipes, anything with caulk around it. It doesn't last forever, especially in hot sun. Find out which product is the correct product for your RV, they vary. If you choose the wrong sealant (DO NOT just buy a tube of silicone!!) it will not protect your RV and you have wasted time and money. Possibly a LOT of money. Some sealants do not adhere to some types of roofs and materials. Be sure to choose correctly.