How To Fix RV LEAKS The Right Way! Don't use the wrong products (RV Caulking Types)



We washed our rig to check the seams and roof for leaks. Preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs later.
The Caulking we use of the RV is

Roof Caulking https://goo.gl/9EUjy1
Wall and Seams https://goo.gl/FUwQem

EPDM RESEAL https://goo.gl/D3B1A7

RV Soap (Tide) https://goo.gl/Zz32Xt

Don’t use the wrong kind of caulking it will come off over time and or crack because it will not stretch the same way RV caulking does.

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39 thoughts on “How To Fix RV LEAKS The Right Way! Don't use the wrong products (RV Caulking Types)

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I use Meguiar's G17748 Ultimate Wash & Wax to wash my TPO roof on my Jayco Travel Trailer. Then I let it dry then spray Armor All UV protectant on. Works quite well for me so far!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Henry's product is NOT (just) asphalt based (04:09). Mis-info is worse than no info!

    Henry makes literally dozens of coating and sealing products. I am researching the silicon coatings being offered by all of the big name RV maintenance product suppliers.

    Need to find:
    What type of primer is suggested and how to determine need.
    Can it go over existing sealants/caulks. Specific caulk/sealants are made for (after/subsequent) later.  Can that sealant be used against standard RV type plastics, fitting, windows, etc…

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    To be clear, the EPDM rubber seal is only if your RV has a rubber membrane around the AC units and such, right?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Dawn liquid is the current Dicor recommendation for Dicor rubber roofs.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    The reflection in your sunglasses says there is no one standing around laughing at you about a bucket, just your camera and tripod. Maybe the camera's name is Chris?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I really appreciate your time you put into your channel.
    Question: most of the seals seem to be butyl. Is that what you trim out and clean up with mineral spirits? Thanks

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I need to lap seal and do the membrane paint thaing. Problem is lap seal takes 30 days and membrane only 48hr's to cure and I might get rain in less than 20 days. Should I do the membrane paint first than lap seal ? Or cover with tarp and do it right during spring ?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    You're the only person who removes the old stuff. Only way I plan on doing it. Thanks for the reassurance

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Nice Work! We dig it! Stop by our Channel and check out our new drops. Dont forget to subscribe.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    New to your channel Love your posts. great job! Question though. When you say "Tide" @1:40 care to expand on that? just curious.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    These Motorhome/RV manufacturers should be run out of business, if they can't develop a leak proof roof/accessories product in this day and age they shouldn't be in business… they put man on the moon in 1969 for christ sake!… what the hell's going on!!!!!!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I am new to the trailer world. I cannot believe these are designs this way………I'm sure the most recent models aren't but I cannot believe the amount of caulk and upkeep needed to keep these things water tight. Talk about poor engineering and design. I cannot imagine the time, effort and cost it would take to reseal and entire RV. My mind is blown.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I suspect the reason they are specific to powder Tide is the non-disolveable fillers. The little balls you find in your clothes are those fillers. They put fillers in just to take up space in the box so you think you get a lot of detergent. There are no solid fillers in liquids. The fillers act as little scrubbers in an application such as this.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    My roof membrane is a TPO material, not EPDM. It’s made by Alpha Systems, so I use their self-levelling caulk on that membrane. I use ProFlex RV for vertical seams.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    We are going full time soon and I'm enjoying your videos. One question, though it may sound dumb. Living in our RV, where would we find a place to be able to wash it ourselves?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Thanks for the info, as far as roof leak protection, I've seen on some of these other YouTube RV sites, they put Eternabond tape on top and over the lap seal, on the vents, seams and fittings as a extra layer of protection, is that a good idea and/or necessary?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    what do you recommend for re-caulking marker lights, tail lights, etc?

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Hi! So happy to find your channel! I need to get this done but not sure how much sealant to buy. I'm an Senior (Lady) and will have to have someone do it and want to make sure they use the best product as well as having enough. I understand that you can't possibly be exact; not knowing the condition of my CAMPER. However, based on knowing it's 25 ft Fleetwood with small slide out could you give me an approximate on # of tubes I might need (normal wear/tear)? I'd really appreciate it so much. Won't hold you to it, just need an idea. Thanks so very much! Thanks also for the education on "how to". Well Done!!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Great video, but not sure you should be rubbing your thumb in mineral spirits. It's a solvent! 🙂

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Have you heard of FLEX SEAL? If so, would you recommend it for say the roof area.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    My Friend, I have run what must be thousands of feet of calk due to my line of work. I can tell you not many people can run a "clean" bead of calk without a LOT of practice. Let me compliment you on your calking ability! I would suggest you stop by the next Sherwin Williams store you pass and buy a great calk gun. I can tell you, IT'S WORTH the $13 or so dollars!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Always clean from the bottom up! If you get those “clean streaks” on a dirty wall, you will NEVER get them off!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Check out a product called "Liquid RV Roof" or simply "Liquid Roof" by EPDM Coatings @ http://www.epdmcoatings.com/liquid-roof.php. It's a liquid rubber RV leak & repair product. The testimonials are amazing. Our RV roof has a leak problem so while doing some online research we found this highly recommended product. We'll let you know how it turns out.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Dicor is what we just got done using for our Airstream Argosy renovation and it did amazing! Glad to know you used it as well!

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    Why would you not use a clean bucket what is wrong with u need to start off with clean stuff

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I like your "repurposed" bucket. Dicor is available at WalMart so it is easy to get. I don't like getting on my roof because it is 13' 3" high and I ain't a small person. I do clean it and inspect it every 3-6 months.

  • May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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    I'm bummed that Dicor isn't avail on Prime. I'm long over due for sealant, but I guess I wasn't going to do this on the road anyway. This will be my first project when we get "home" for a bit.

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