MAN, you aren't kidding about the caulk! This was probably done due to leaks, in the past.
I would start out with a putty knife and be very careful not to damage the siding skin on your Shasta. Once you you have exposed all of the screws, I would remove each window, clean off the old caulk from the back side of the frames and the window opening on the Shasta. This would be a great time to check out the integrity of the window framing. If anything has water damage or rot, now is the time to repair. Once the repairs have been made, use fresh butyl tape on the back side of the window frames, a dot of sealant in each screw hole (this will seal the screw holes from future water penetration), stainless steel screws and reattach each window.
Post by pathfinder3081 on Dec 7, 2012 13:50:10 GMT -5
MAN! ;D What in the world were they thinking? Oh yeah, since the tube is open we might has well use all of it, that way we'll be sure to fix it" It's hard to believe.. Well brother, I'd start with a putty blade and dull knife. And of course be careful. A slip or push in the wrong direction could puncture or dent the skin.. Wow, I have never seen someone go that far before.. I think it's like a record or something.. Morons of the world.. top this one.
Once you "FIND" the skin and the screws underneath all of this, I think that you'll enjoy a quick since of achievement I deal with the residue sticky stuff left over with Turpentine and a rag. I try and push the circumference of the screw holes back in as well. It gives me a little more bite when going back in. And as I am going to try in the future, when I find a holes that are stripped or loose at wood side, I am going to fill the void with Gorilla glue. I read where some here in the forum have success with it. I hope you find some nice bright healthy wood under all of that. If not, I trust that the repair will be a easy one. Good luck and keep us all up on the progress.
Post by paigenmarc on Dec 10, 2012 14:13:51 GMT -5
Oh, I just saw a solution to that on Larry's website - cannedhamtrailers.com. He has a video that shows a product that helps remove it and he demonstrates how to do it. It's under the section called trailer tidbits. Click on the "silicone caulking" link. Good luck!