Window Maintenance

Window Maintenance

Oliver recommends periodic maintenance on the windows. 





ASI 335 Silicone - We use the White & Clear Silicone as a finishing edge sealant. This product is easy to control and apply with Easy cleanup.

Red Devil RD Pro Butyl Caulk - This is a thicker consistency than the silicone and is best used when mounting a product as it works similar to a butyl tape. Requires Solvent Cleanup.

Butyl Tape for Windows - If it is necessary to remove a window we recommend using a good butyl tape when reinstalling. The CRL 1/4" round butyl tape is designed for windshields and works great behind the window flange.

Dicor Self Levling Lap Sealant - This is great for the roof components over screws and mounting hardware and can be used over the silicone once you have performed a controlled caulk around an edge. Requires Solvent Cleanup.


You should recaulk the exterior of your camper every year!

It is easier to recaulk while the current caulk is still good as it allows you to simply clean the area with alcohol and caulk over the existing caulk. If the existing caulk has already started to chalk and break down you will need to completely remove the old caulk before applying the new.

Window Weatherstrip Shrinkage

Overtime the weatherstrips will start to shrink due to age, temperature, sun exposure and normal wear & tear. With a little maintenance you can extend the life of the weatherstrip before having to replace them.

Maintenance: Be sure to keep the weatherstrip clean and coated with a good rubber protectant. This will protect them from the elements and help keep them from shrinking. If for some reason they do shrink you can attempt to stretch the seal back out to the needed length. You can move the seal down the window as the most important part of its job is to deflect rain water from the water track of the window. Note, by moving the seal down and placing the gap at the top of the window track can cause cold air to penetrate the interior of the camper more easily. 



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