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Old 01-25-2022, 12:48 PM   #1
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Storage Door Help

I have a 2021 3813MS and front Storage/Garage Door is leaking when it rains: I am stumped because I have the camper stored at a campground 2 1/2 hr away where I camp from Aug - Dec and I have called Keystone to get dealer info for warranty/service and not a single dealer will take in my unit!!!! Why? because I did not buy from them! Keystone said I could call a mobile service unit but that it may/or may not be covered!!! Pretty mad! So,,, I guess I will do repair myself - Now the question? Is the door sealed with just butyl tape? I am trying to figure out what parts I may need before I make the trek 2 1/2 hours to do the repair. Any watchouts or help would be appreciated to make best use of my time! Is there any video on removing frame or this type of repair. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:08 PM   #2
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Just curious - which doors in the pic below are the problem?
I assume it will be the doors on the side to the basement storage.
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:44 PM   #3
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I had a little water intrusion in the basement if it rained/blew hard. And only on the windward side.
I replaced the weather strip (black one from home depot)

Indoor Weather Stripping,Self Adhesive Foam Window Seal Strip for Doors and Windows Weatherstrip Gap Blocker,7/20-Inch x 6/25-Inch x 8-Feet,(2 Seals Total 16Feet) White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077LJT1F8...9TF1JJHB82S49P

I also ran a bead of caulk over the hinge on top.
And around the outside metal trim of the door.
No more water...
I used ProFlex RV clear. Never again....
It peals off after a while.
I used it all around my rig. It's all shrinking and pealing. I will have to scrape it off and do it again with Dicor or something else.
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:49 PM   #4
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I think the section below fairly represents all of the baggage and access doors for our units - no matter the location. Look this over and ask questions.
I am willing to bet that some of the caulk round the frame has failed in a spot of two.

Edit: For clarity - I added the butyl tape between the door frame and the sidewall.
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Old 01-25-2022, 06:48 PM   #5
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Thank you for the information! According to Montana dealer- there is a gasket and butyl tape- I did find out that my frame does not have any caulk- I guess they forgot to apply it! I will be headed down to tackle it!! Thanks for the replies and help!
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Old 01-26-2022, 07:41 AM   #6
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Had the same problem. I resealed (what I thought was) everything and still was getting a leak. Ended up being a spot in the caulk where the hinge meets the frame had pulled away. Water was traveling down the hinge until it got to the seam in the frame and dripping in. Scraped it all off washed throughly with 91% alcohol, blue tape masked it off and sealed it with plain old GE silicone. Voila..... now dry as a bone!!!
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Old 01-26-2022, 01:17 PM   #7
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Mikendebbie, it is the Right front Larger Garage Door: It is unfortunate that all of my other outside doors have caulk except that one!!!
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