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#11 nikonron


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:32 AM

I would go ahead and seal it but it is on the outside of the vinyl fabric.  Ron

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#12 Stan@FourWheel


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 05:47 AM

It is very normal.

Completly cosmetic.

The butyl tape underneath is doing all of the sealing.

White sealant is just for looks. If its bugging you, you can trim off the excess butyl putty tape and caulk over it.

Hope this helps to ease your mind.

You can alway call our service department if you need additional help. Thank you.

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#13 Ace!


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:18 PM

Thanks Stan.  You were my next contact.

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#14 cdbrow1


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 09:37 PM

Thanks Stan.  You were my next contact.


I have a 2015 Hawk and my roof looks like yours (until our recent Hail storm). Mine has never leaked a drop. I have resealed in a few places - but just for looks. 

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:46 PM

Just a note on this topic for those of us with older FWC campers..... 


  At last weekend's Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival I mentioned to Stan that I had been surprised to see his post say the sealant at the top of the drip-edge is cosmetic only (post 12 above).  


I went on to explain I was convinced I had repaired a persistent leak at the left-front corner cabover by replacing that silicone.  In reply,  Stan said FWC wasn't using the butyl tape back then (my Hawk is a 2001) and it is indeed important on the older models to have a good seal there.


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