Patching Up RV Holes With Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape
As you know I have been working on fixing up my 1974 Shasta Motorhome, Bertha 😊 Well, my mom and I were inside working away one day and it was pouring rain outside. All of a sudden I felt a drop of water on my face… 😬 I looked up and discovered that the roof vent was leaking… oh no! We rushed around getting a tarp over the roof and cleaned up the small puddle inside until we had some nicer weather so we could work on it.
There are actually two vents on Bertha and both appeared to be the original 1970’s vents so I purchased two new roof vents from a local RV supply store. We used the Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape around and under the vents.
Here is what the original vents looked like… I mean HELLO… look at that hole and the cracked plastic!
The top is plastic and the base is metal… and starting to rust… they are about 44 years old after all!
Today we are using Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape to fix our vent. This is the perfect product for our project simply because of the long lasting bond that the Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape offer.
The backing is black and UV resistant. The other side is the adhesive layer, it has a protective clear covering that you peel off to reveal the adhesive. This stuff is S.T.I.C.K.Y!!! So you never ever have to worry about the Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape peeling off due to bad weather.
We cut strips to fit around the hole in the roof.
Once we had rubbed vigorously over the tape with a rag we used the heat gun. We did this since it was so cold outside and we thought it would help activate the adhesive. Under normal weather circumstances, you shouldn’t need to do this part of the process due to the fast setting bond of the Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape.
This layer of tape covers over all the old screw holes which don’t match up with the holes on the new vent and seals those all up.
Once we screwed the vent down then we went over the top of those screws with another, thinner piece of the Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape.
And that’s it, our project is finish. The hole is patch up nice and tight no more water leeks (thank god). How about you guys ? Are there any holes you need to patch up with Gorilla Waterproof Patch and Seal Tape ? Share your project with us.