Use the model year specific Call Out Sheet or information from
any of the Sealant Guides which may only provide a Winnebago part number. Listed
below is the description of the actual type of sealant being specified.
The "urethane" caulking can be replaced by a commonly available
"polyurethane" caulking available at well-stocked hardware and paint stores. Expect
to pay about $5 per caulking tube. Do NOT use the much cheaper "latex" based caulks
such as Dap, etc.
I feel confident in saying that the differences in the three
or four types of butyl tape specified above all related to the thickness of the
tape and the width of the tape. I do not yet have that specific information. The
butyl tapes may be a little harder to find except at the largest well-stocked
stores or you may try a local glass shop as these tapes are commonly used for
setting glass windows. Most rolls of butyl tape are either 25 or 50 feet long
and will cost anywhere from $5 to $10 per roll.
The "self-leveling silicone" is only available through your
Winnebago dealer or any other RV dealership or RV specialty store for that matter.
Prices vary widely and the minimum size is usually a one gallon container.
In all instances, I can not stress the importance of thoroughly
cleaning the surfaces to be resealed. All traces of dirt, oil, and any other debris
must be removed in order for the sealant to adhere properly.
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