The dangers of not keeping up on RV routine maintenance

Let this post be your reminder to keep up on RV’s routine maintenance, especially when concerning your RV roof. This includes your RV roof sealants, side seams and RV insert moldings at the roof line. The below videos shows the dangers of not keeping up on RV routine maintenance.

Watch this video for tips on what to check on your roof

Check out this trailer roof replacement from start to finish! This is one of the worst roofs we have seen as the roof literally is scooped away in pieces. Dustin and Dave share their best practices.

DIY Products

There are the products my technicians use on a repair like this:

  • Scrapers – These are perfect to use when removing sealant/silicone on the edges and the side of the body for resealing.
  • Acrysol – This is a great, low grade solvent that we use to clean silicone/sealant, decal remover, etc.
  • My technicians favor BOSS 378 silicone:
    • Clear
    • White
    • Black
    • There are other brands out there. Just be sure to use a silicone that is an RV grade.
  • Dicor Non-Sag Sealant — You will want to use non-sag sealant on all corners and side seams on the roof. Non-Sag Sealant is offered in several colors:
  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Dove Bright White
  • Tan
  • Ivory
  • Dicor Self Leveling Sealant – Roof surface, for moldings, seams, vents, skylights, ect.

More from Dustin

Dustin owns and operates California RV Specialists, an independent RV repair shop located in Lodi, CA. He thrives on sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm of RV repair and maintenance with his team, customers, and virtual friends.

Make sure you check out our website, California RV Specialists, and their YouTube channel for more helpful information, and see our published articles on and other social media pages.

Dustin proudly operates the business alongside his wife, Ashley; but the true pair that run the show are their Boston Terriers, Arvie and Hitch.