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Old 08-30-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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regarding the tuck of the roof under the j channel..does it overlap the sidewall to prevent leaks, and what is behind the j channel that allows the roof to be pushed in?..it seems to me that if there was any backing there you would't be able to push it in..is there any detailed info available re the roof construction..thanks..jim
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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regarding the tuck of the roof under the j channel..does it overlap the sidewall to prevent leaks, and what is behind the j channel that allows the roof to be pushed in?..it seems to me that if there was any backing there you would't be able to push it in..is there any detailed info available re the roof construction..thanks..jim
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:40 AM   #3
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Do a search on roof edge and you will find a lot of info. There is foam insulation behind the glass. Many of us forego the periodic re-caulking and use Eternabond tape and be done with it permanently.

Search Eternabond on this forum and that will reveal a lot of discussion.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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Eternabond is a great Idea unless the Coach has full body paint. Winnie recomends a clear poly urethane sealant which works well.
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:53 PM   #5
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i spoke to a winnie rep and he told me the roof extends about an inch over the sidewall about even with the bottom of the j channel..he said as long as the roof is properly tucked behind the j channel there is no possibility of water leaking into the coach whether it is caulked or not..he says the caulking's only purpose is to hold the roof in place..for original construction they use a special sealant but for after market repairs in their shop they use white silicone..they scrape the old off..clean the area with mineral spirits, then apply the new..and because the backing is foam you can't use screws to hold the roof down...re the eternabond i have read about others using 2" wide strips..considering the small depth of the gutter and width of the gutter to the roof i figure the tape would extend about 1 1/2" up the roof edge..is the correct..thanks..jim
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:25 AM   #6
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Those of us that have a small number of 1999 units have very short overlaps - the j channel and the roof really didn't overlap enough. Had it 'fixed' at the dealer a few times and each time, we had a leak. We recaulked using a Winnie recommended sealant. We finally fixed it with Eternabond and haven't had any more roof leaks or wind blowing dirt in the back corner of the bedroom ceiling since. We also taped the cap. We cut the tape to 2 inches. They might have a tape that would accept paint -
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #7
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Look in the Photo section and look under "Modification and Repairs" and under Richard N, you will find my photos of the Eternabond installation I did on my RV. As I was cleaning this area to be done I found 2 small cracks starting. I did it myself but probally with 2 people it would work a little better. Just don't get into a hurry and have plenty of time to install it. I'm glad I done mine.
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:23 AM   #8
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Smartest thing I have done yet to my coach is put the Eternabond on the seams. I used to inspect the roof once a month for seal integrity. Now I check a couple of times a year. It is fixed permanently and you can hardly see it. Just be sure to clean the area of application carefully with a good cleaner, then wipe the area with a clean cloth.
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How do I get to this photo spread of Dick's??
I tried every search method I could think of and can not get to the photos. Went to "Photo" link and did the search, but nothing. HELP!!
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dick N.:
Look in the Photo section and look under "Modification and Repairs" and under Richard N, you will find my photos of the Eternabond installation I did on my RV. As I was cleaning this area to be done I found 2 small cracks starting. I did it myself but probally with 2 people it would work a little better. Just don't get into a hurry and have plenty of time to install it. I'm glad I done mine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I tried every search method I could think of and can not get to the photos. Went to "Photo" link and did the search, but nothing. HELP!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Me too.

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Thudman, Iam after help not sympathy!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Iam after help not sympathy!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Me too.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dick N.:
Look in the Photo section and look under "Modification and Repairs" and under Richard N, you will find my photos of the Eternabond installation I did on my RV. As I was cleaning this area to be done I found 2 small cracks starting. I did it myself but probally with 2 people it would work a little better. Just don't get into a hurry and have plenty of time to install it. I'm glad I done mine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry for the confusion, it took even me a second to realize what was going on....

Dick's pictures were indeed on the photo site BEFORE it crashed several months ago, requiring EVERY picture to be reloaded, even the bunch that I had....It was an awful thing, but we've been fortunate to have been able to recover from it...

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Jim,

If you go to 'Photos', 'Member Galleries', click on 'J', click on 'Jim Bob'....you'll find several pictures of an Eternabond installation.

They should help.
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ua40j: Thx much for clarification. I accessed the pics for my upcoming Eternabond application. And thx to Jim Bob for posting great fotos. Much appreciated.

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