Re-caulking the roof seams - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Modifications and Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Everett
Posts: 49
Question Re-caulking the roof seams

Well, a lot of the caulking was starting to look a little iffy after two years so I cleaned things up some and layed down a new layer on the front and rear seams, down both sides and around the breathers and TV antenna.

That took 12 tubes of self leveling and one and a half of the non-self leveling stuff.

I still have to do around the three vents but with the Maxx Air covers the caulking still looks good there luckily. I have to order more Dicor to do them. This will be my second re-order.

How much of this stuff do you guys usually go through?

I'm basically laying it down and letting it "self-level" and I know it's ending up pretty thick. It looks good and I feel good about having a good thick barrier; but geez, this stuff is getting expensive.

I might try some eterna-bond for some of this next time, but this should last at least two years before I have to worry about it.

2011 Colorado 320BS-FW
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 CTD QCSB 2WD
rasteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
Senior Member
Wanderer's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jellystone
Posts: 489
I hate to tell you this now but...
I took a workshop on RV sealants and they advised strongly to fully remove all the old sealants first, then clean the seams to remove any oils, dirt and such and then apply new sealants.
I will be doing mine next year but I don't know how much I'll need yet.

Wanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 AM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Everett
Posts: 49
Thumbs up

No problem, I've heard both. The guy that replaced the roof on the '92 Rockwood my dad gave us said it was it was ok to caulk over the exhisting stuff if it wasn't peeling and was clean. Worked great, I don't expect any different this time.

I may scrape it off next time so it doesn't get so high it causes more wind drag.
2011 Colorado 320BS-FW
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 CTD QCSB 2WD
rasteck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Asheboro
Posts: 43
North Carolina
Has anyone used eterna bond before? I've heard good things and it sure looks better. They say to clean really good before applying. I'm wondering how long it lasts.
Hut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
Nana & Poppy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Old Forge
Posts: 886
New York
Eternabond Roof Seal Tape on a Sunline (Lots of pics) - Sunline Coach Owner's Club

Ok here is a write up from my frined John B, over on the Sunline Owners Forum....over on SOC there is a loyal following for eternabond.
Kathy & Leo ~Adirondack Mtn. Region of NY
2013 Rubicon 2900 Toy hauler
2010 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat Dually Super Crew Diesel
Nana & Poppy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2020 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.