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"Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2020, 10:02:04 am »
Ron , on mine itís a clear sealant.  I contacted PC some time back when I needed some and they advised to purchase DICOR lap sealant. Iíve purchased it in white and clear. Clear costs a bit more. Itís readily available online, Rv supply store and amazon.

The clear is a cap sealant designed not to run. The white is a self leveling.  The clear costs about 11+ a tube and the 502 white is 4 for $32 .    On both this includes shipping.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 10:07:41 am by Joseph »

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2020, 10:10:08 pm »
I sealed those areas with:

3MĖ4000 UV Polyether Adhesive Sealant, Black

It went in easily, did not run and matched the PC color.  The paint was cracking and I just seal right over it.  Holding up well.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2020, 07:38:18 am »
Ron - thats the correct seam.
Fandj - I ordered the same sealant last week....  Good choice.

Bad news -  I taped over that seam and stopped the leaks at home.  Went camping and it rained all night, I mean all night.  Leaks are back in a big way, the tape is holding but now water is coming coming from above the seam on the drivers side, and near joint at cab on passengers side.  I'll have to find these leaks when we get home.  I'm getting real tired of this......

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2020, 08:52:59 am »
This may, or may not be of any value.. Different make, model and year.

About 8 years ago, I had a similar problem on a 2008 Forest River Lexington 235.   I ended up opening the seam between the front cap and the body.  On the Lexington, once you lift off that inverted "u" shaped rubber cover, there was a "u" shaped metal piece that had a series of screws in it that held the cap to the body.  Many of those screws had become loose and/or were stripped out of the Interior piece they screwed into.

I ended up getting a bunch stainless steel #6 or #8 machine bolts, nylock nuts and washers and drilled thru the screw holes and bolted the cap and body together.  Caulked it all with silicone, put the rubber cover back on and no more leaks.  Totally dry for the rest of the time I owned it, which was 2 or 3 years.

I presume that seam would have been looked at.... But... Just a thought.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2020, 09:01:10 am »
That seam is on my list.  I'm going to have my wife inside with a leaf blower and I am going to look outside with soap solution.....

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2020, 09:08:54 am »
If you haven't checked yet, look at the seam on roof btw roof and front cap.  This seam is painted over and cracks can be hard to see.  A line of self leveling dicor looks great and seals it well.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2020, 09:32:20 am »
That seam is on my list.  I'm going to have my wife inside with a leaf blower and I am going to look outside with soap solution.....

On the Lexington, on the inside, the original screws were into a piece of wood.  My memory is it was pine and about 1/2" x 1" which is why the screws stripped so easily and why I replaced them with bolts.
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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2020, 10:50:11 am »
That seam is on my list.  I'm going to have my wife inside with a leaf blower and I am going to look outside with soap solution.....

Honestly, I don't think a leaf blower will do much but don't know.  A better way may be to reverse the leads to the powered vent so it blows in, instead of out.  Turn it up to full speed and obviously close the other vents, windows, doors and cab a/c vents and see if you get enough airflow to show up leaks.

Not sure that will work either because there are a lot of openings (such as microwave vent, other ceiling vents, cab doors, etc. That don't seal. But it might be worth a try.

The other option is remove ceiling and transition wall panels and insulation , not an easy job at all, and look from the inside for water tracks and/or spraying the outside and looking for the water drops inside.   Yes, difficult job but maybe worth it.

Don
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 10:52:48 am by donc13 »
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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2020, 11:34:46 am »
I donít know if this will be any help in solving your immediate problem but might be something to think about.


A couple years ago I was inspecting our roof and I found what many others have reported that the Dicor while a good sealant it tends to dry out and develop cracks that overtime could result in leaks.  Fortunately it is relatively easy to clean and reapply the Dicor.  As I get older I want to minimize my trips up the ladder.  While not having any leaks where the front and rear fiberglass caps mate with the roof I decided as a further leak preventative to installI Eternabond tape over these joints.  This year after finding more brittleness in other areas of the Dicor I added Eternabond tape to all roof areas where I found Dicor used.


The photos show the front cap joint, roof to RV side, and front roof MaxxAir fan vent.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 05:29:33 pm by fandj »

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2020, 09:17:20 am »
Our main leaks were the two seals that seperate the cab from the body.  Both sides were what caused most of the damage.  We also had a leak coming in from the slide which we fixed as well.  Sorry for the delayed and short answer.  We lost our house in Hurricane Sally a few days ago BUT the Cruiser has no damage at all.  So it can be tough when it needs to be!  😊

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2020, 11:00:45 am »
Our main leaks were the two seals that seperate the cab from the body.  Both sides were what caused most of the damage.  We also had a leak coming in from the slide which we fixed as well.  Sorry for the delayed and short answer.  We lost our house in Hurricane Sally a few days ago BUT the Cruiser has no damage at all.  So it can be tough when it needs to be!  😊

Very sorry for the storm damage, hope FEMA and your insurance Co are very responsive.
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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2020, 11:24:27 am »
  We lost our house in Hurricane Sally a few days ago BUT the Cruiser has no damage at all.  So it can be tough when it needs to be!  😊

Sorry to hear!  We have friends in Marianna that are STILL trying to recover from Michael.  If you need to 'get away' in the cruiser, we are over on the east coast just above Sebastian. Plenty of room, 50A and water!
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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2020, 02:04:46 am »
.....We lost our house in Hurricane Sally a few days ago.....
I am so sorry for you.  I too hope you will be well taken care of by insurance and with state & federal assistance.  Hopefully when it is all said and done, you will be in better shape than before Sally.
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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2020, 07:39:45 am »
I have not been popular on this forum but I'm going to chime in. My 2018 PC has been leaking around the slide for 2 yrs. I've taken it to the factory and 2 rv shops and it still leaks. I'm going back to the factory next month for numerous repairs. I had no idea that PC quality was this bad. I have 80,000 miles on so selling it would mean a big loss. I'm getting ready to head south for 4 months and have no confidence in my PC making the trip trouble free. I really don't know what to do at this point. I was planning to put  over 200,000 miles on my PC, I don't see it making it that far. I was in contact with an owner this spring who was selling his 3 yr old PC because of leaks, like me, he'd had enough. PC's are beautiful looking motorhomes but I'd never buy another one. Sorry to be such a downer but I just don't have any good news about my PC.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2020, 09:08:43 am »
I have not been popular on this forum but I'm going to chime in. My 2018 PC has been leaking around the slide for 2 yrs. I've taken it to the factory and 2 rv shops and it still leaks. I'm going back to the factory next month for numerous repairs. I had no idea that PC quality was this bad. I have 80,000 miles on so selling it would mean a big loss. I'm getting ready to head south for 4 months and have no confidence in my PC making the trip trouble free. I really don't know what to do at this point. I was planning to put  over 200,000 miles on my PC, I don't see it making it that far. I was in contact with an owner this spring who was selling his 3 yr old PC because of leaks, like me, he'd had enough. PC's are beautiful looking motorhomes but I'd never buy another one. Sorry to be such a downer but I just don't have any good news about my PC.

We initially got our 2006 with the idea that we would 'get our feet wet' and move into a new PC after seeing if a 2350 met our needs. We are now keeping it, as I feel we got the 'Cream of the Crop' in that era.


I was next to a sprinter based class C this last trip. Already set up when we got there, and i noticed the HUGE slide, and the aluminum post supports under it. 2 of them.  :beg

When they packed, the husband was out there pushing and massaging the slide back in while his partner was inside on the switch. His shouts of 'IN' and 'OUT' got my attention. Took a couple tries, but they got it in square.

Then as they drove around to hitch up the car, there was such an odd sound... finally figured out it was the hubcaps. Creaky sounds. Mrs V and I were both exchanging looks at this point. I asked Mrs V to see what year the camper was. GREAT looking rig... 2018 model year. OW.

Sorry for your experience.  But you are not alone. Thanks for sharing so others can learn.
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