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Old 02-27-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Leak around rear tailight lenses...wood rotting

On recent camping while pulling things from the rear of my Chateau 28Z I noticed some rotting wood. It appears that the rear taillight lenses have been leaking and the wood surrounding this area has rotted. Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, what was your solution?
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:20 PM   #2
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Its a common problem. I used silicone to seal it when I first bought it. There is some epoxy you can inject into the wood if its not to bad. Its used often on boats.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:46 PM   #3
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I used Flex seal and sealed up the entire cavities: http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f27...axis-1433.html

Of course I did this before any water got in to rot it, though.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, found a product on Amazon that I will try
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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Flex Seal good idea, I may use it with an injectable epoxy
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:05 PM   #6
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Its a common problem. I used silicone to seal it when I first bought it. There is some epoxy you can inject into the wood if its not to bad. Its used often on boats.
Yes, the one I used on my old wooden boat is "Git Rot". It is a penetrating epoxy and works well.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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yep, mine was under warranty when discovered, and they replaced the entire back wall of my coach....
and still they use those horrible fixtures.

Oh, I have kicked myself countless times because I didn't have them use a different fixture when they replaced the wall. Went back with the same trash.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:00 PM   #8
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more info than you ever imagined wanting to know, about penetrating epoxy and some of the different ones on the market.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:50 PM   #9
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I am out of warranty but I think I have caught the problem before it is a major problem. I will know more this weekend when I have time to look closer. Plus the Epoxy product should be delivered by amazon tomorrow
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:28 PM   #10
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I am out of warranty but I think I have caught the problem before it is a major problem. I will know more this weekend when I have time to look closer. Plus the Epoxy product should be delivered by amazon tomorrow
You will get a better chance of stopping the rot it you remove the tail lights and let the area dry as much as possible. I store mine outside, so had to make a rain hood for each and let it air out for several days.
Good luck.
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