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Did some camper waterproofing.

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by MolonLabeTaco, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Jan 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    MolonLabeTaco

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    I left the factory weatherstripping on it but now I wish I'd of removed it. It's now too thick on the front of the camper, under the front window area.
    First I removed the bed caps & made a thick bead of 100% silicone the length of the bed.
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    After installing the cap, I did a bead @ the front of the cap. If I were to do this again, I'd of done it under the cap but it's almost invisible w/the camper on. 0EDBACB0-6564-44DF-B3EF-A08D926A271C.jpg
    Then I installed new weatherstripping along the sides. I got this @ Home Depot for $6 for 17'.
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    Then I installed a really thick front gasket on the front. After installing, this stuff is too thick & the shell can't go down enough to sit properly. I'll have to lift the camper up & cut half of the thickness off.
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  2. Jan 21, 2019 at 2:56 AM
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    I’m going to have to do the same thing as mine gets water in it worse than my oem cover did!!
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2019 at 3:01 AM
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    This in on the list for summer work. :thumbsup:
    Was going to use a thick gasket up front, as I think that is where the water is coming in from.
     
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    Great idea on the silicone, How hard was it to remove the bed caps?
     
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    It was easy. A rivet type push clip, one on the inside of each 4 corners, then it pops up and out. I wouldn’t try to do it if it is really cold, though. I’d recommend 50+ degrees. The warmer the better.
     
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  9. Mar 23, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Nice thread. I just picked up a cap yesterday and it needs new gaskets and stripping all around. (Along with a thorough scrubbing. It’s been sitting flat in a back yard for 6 months)

    It has the big gap up front so maybe that thicker front rail seal will fix it.

    I think it’s a 2006 cap going on a 2014.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    The front gasket I used was a little too thick. Try to find one slightly lower profile.
     

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