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Old 05-27-2023, 09:53 AM   #11
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I was in the TM messing around this morning and came up with an idea for the problem of daylight between the shells I have.
I pushed up on the back shell and it's solid. Not flimsy at all, its quite sturdy as is.
I measured and there's 3" of daylight at the center and 1" of daylight around 2 inches from the sidewalls s a 2" different from the domed front, and from the center outward.
Looking at the vinyl covers along the edges of the front shell that get velcro'd up outta the way when the TM is taken down for storage/towing, I was wondering why I couldn't have something similar made to either snap or Velcro over the seam between the shells.... Attach it to the front shell on top and wrap under the rear shell on bottom for while it's set up to camp...
Would beat the steel wool we had to put in the corners of our apache
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Old 05-27-2023, 11:54 AM   #12
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It would block the sunlight but velcro isn’t exactly waterproof.
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Old 05-27-2023, 02:17 PM   #13
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Yeah I know .... But my idea was along the lines of a convertible top boot........ I could do snaps or something else instead, just an idea......
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Old 05-27-2023, 02:54 PM   #14
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Regarding the OP, I doubt there is any easy way to fix a low spot in the outer skin. But what you can do is clean all the existing calk around those vents as well as the center seam and every other crack you find in that area. Then reseal it all with a liberal amount of a very sticky type of clear waterproof roofing adhesive/sealant. Don't use the typical kitchen bathroom silicone calk. It does not adhere to the metal and wood well enough to last. There are some brands mentioned in past threads, but I don't recall the names. It needs to be a type of strong clear adhesive that will NOT come off your fingers using only soap and water.

Something like a roofing company would use to help attach and seal metal flashing around a chimney or vent pipes on a house.
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3M 4200 Marine duty adhesive/sealant was one of the said products, I see.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:40 PM   #16
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If you feel comfortable floating that with "Bondo", you might want to consider using polyester resin and micro-balloons instead. You can mix the resin then add the fine powder micro-balloons to a little thinner consistency and float it on with a paddle. Once it starts to cure, file of the high spots with a ShurForm flat file (at a 45* angle) just enough to remove the high spots. Then fill the low spots and sand again.
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I once had to do that to the deck of my 45' yacht. It took me all day so you should be able to do that roof in half a day.

As for the vents..... just remove all the old calk and recalk with Dicor self-leveling sealant.

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