Your RV is your command center on the road. But if your RV
leaks thanks to a little rain, maybe your RV isn’t quite the “shelter” you
thought it was. Not only are leaks annoying to deal with, but they can lead to
mildew and long-term RV damage if left unchecked.
The good news is that RV waterproofing with the right RV
sealant isn’t a major project. Just follow these simple instructions to
properly use your RV sealant to repair leaks.
Step One: Identify
Any Outstanding RV Leaks
And by “outstanding,” we don’t mean to use the good sense of
the word. These outstanding leaks are the ones that haven’t even been addressed.
When it comes to effective RV waterproofing, you need to get to the bottom of these
leaks—or in this case, the top.
- Know the difference between an actual RV leak location and an apparent leak location. The apparent
leak is where the water comes in underneath. The actual leak is where the water
enters the RV in the first place. This is typically more important with homes,
but it’s still important to know the difference when it comes to RV
- In the absence of rain, inspect your roof and
seams. It’s possible you may have a leak that’s easy to identify simply by
looking at it. If you’re lucky, you can use an RV sealant to seal up an obvious
Once you’ve identified the source of the leaks, it’s time to
seal them up.
Step Two: Choose the
Right RV Sealant for the Material
What’s the “right” RV sealant for you? If you’re lost, ask
your RV dealer to give you the information as to whether a rubber roof sealant
or polyurethane sealant will do the trick. Then, choose from one of the
If you’re still not sure which sealant to use, keep in mind
that the Silicone Rubber Sealant is an “all-purpose” sealant, while the
Silicone/Polyurethane works really well on fiberglass. These RV sealants are
easy to apply and will cure with a solid, water-proof seal that locks out the
rain when added to your RV.
Step Three: Clean the
Area and Apply the RV Sealant
RV waterproofing involves ensuring a proper seal. To do
this, you should first clean out the affected area and allow it to dry. This
will help ensure proper adhesion as well as a comprehensive seal. For added
convenience, consider adding The
Stick to your order. This RV sealant remover and leveler can finish the
sealant into a smooth application, making it less noticeable after curing.
Step Four: Keep an
Eye Out During the Next Rain Storm
If you’ve properly identified your leaks and used the right
products, your RV waterproofing efforts should be capable of handling the next
rain storm. To be sure, watch the inside of your RV, particularly around window
seams and other areas prone to leaks. Keep some sealant and The Stick handy just
in case, and your vigilance will be rewarded with a clean, dry RV.