Questions from New RV Owners

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  • #42381
    Rachelle Nelson
    Participant

    Hey! We just bought a well-taken care of 2000 King of the Road Grand Marquis to fulltime in. The roof looks to be in pretty good condition but we would like to reseal it since we don’t know when it was last done. Since we have never owned an RV before, this is all new territory. Is there a particular brand of resealant that you would recommend? I’ve heard of people using a tape too and I’m not exactly sure if we should do both or just one or the other.

    Also would love to get insulation ideas from people who fulltime through the winter in a cold state. We have skirting and might do hay bales underneath and an electric heater in the basement. Also probably going to get some electric heaters for inside…just don’t know what kind we should go for. Are there things that you have found work well for helping insulate around slides and windows?

    TIA!

    #42390
    Ray
    Keymaster

    Hi Rachelle,

    Here are a few articles that may be of interest:

    http://www.loveyourrv.com/resealing-rv-roof-eternabond-tape/

    http://www.loveyourrv.com/beefing-up-my-rv-roof-seals-with-eternabond-tape/

    http://www.loveyourrv.com/worn-rv-rubber-roof-henry-tropi-cool-coating/

    http://www.loveyourrv.com/tips-tricks-cold-weather-rving/

    The industry standard for roof sealant is Dicor Self-Leveling Lap Sealant. Myself I have gone over the seams with Eternabond tape. On a rig of your age, you may consider doing what @eddie did and recoat it with Henry Tropi-Cool coating.

    Cheers!  :Drinks:

    #42435
    Rachelle Nelson
    Participant

    Thanks so much for all your help! Definitely will look into those things. One more question: can you get carpet in an RV professionally cleaned?

    #43573
    Mike and Lesia
    Participant

    I have heard that hay bales are a bad idea, rodents are attracted to them. They provide comfy housing and food for them. I don’t have personal experience, just what I heard.

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