Where do you buy butyl tape?

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RvFairyLady

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Frustrated:  I've been to Wal-Mart, Harbor Freight, Autozone, and OSH. None of them had it. I can find it online but everywhere I find it they want to charge me more to ship it than it costs..., anyone know where I can buy this stuff? Our local RV shop closed.
 

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Mobile home supply stores? Or a hardware store in an area where there are mobile homes?

Besides, "butyl tape" covers a lot of products - can you be a bit more specific about what you are seeking? Is it a window sealant tape? Gutter seal?  Could you use butyl caulk instead (Home Depot and Lowes has that)?

Or look here:
http://www.butyltape.org/
 

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Yes, I'm looking for window sealant tape. Rain is coming and we were planning on fixing this today but I guess I'll have to wait and just cover it up.

I want to go play in my RV!  8)  Patience...,

After doing my "newbie" research it seemed that a lot of "pros" were recommending dicor butyl tape..., or any butyl tape.., swearing that it was better than "putty" tape or caulk. It looked easier to use to me.

If I can't figure it out tomorrow I'll just order it from Amazon and pay the shipping.., it's supposed to be a few days before the sun is out again anyway.
 

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RvFairyLady said:
Frustrated:  I've been to Wal-Mart, Harbor Freight, Autozone, and OSH. None of them had it. I can find it online but everywhere I find it they want to charge me more to ship it than it costs..., anyone know where I can buy this stuff? Our local RV shop closed.

I hear ya.... I went through the same thing.  I bought butyl tape from Camping World last year called Kool Patch but CW doesn't sell it any more.  I looked all over locally but couldn't find it so I bought it online.  It's expensive but works great for patching a roof.  For your online shopping comparison, I paid $3.99 each for 42" rolls, I bought 3 rolls and paid $9.99 for shipping.  Maybe you can do better; I just got tired of looking. 

Here's where I got it:

http://www.rvwholesalers.com/catalog/kool-patch-patching-tape-13-0626.html

I gotta say, I love the stuff; put it on, I firm it down with a wallpaper seam roller, peel off the backing tape....done.  It's very similar or the same as Dicor tape.  I think if you cut it in half lengthwise it would work well for window sealing.  I'll be trying it that way on one of my windows soon.

Bob
 

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When we recovered the RV roof we got our suppiles from TWEETYS.  They have several kinds of tape, tapes.  Order online or by phone.  People are helpful answering questions.
 

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We have no local RV center.., sad but true. We had a great one.., but after 25 or more years they were forced to close when the economy went sour.

We do have RV repair shops, and I was going to start calling them.

However, a coworker this morning told me that a used RV dealer, (who only carried RV's in the past), he is staring to carry a lot of supplies since our RV center went out of business a couple of years ago. I called him and he says he has it. 7.99 a 30ft roll. A little expensive.., but less than it would cost if I had to pay shipping so I think I finally found it..., and here comes the rain..., so it will have to wait a until the weekend.

RV Roamer: I have eternabond for my roof.., I used it to seal around vents and it worked great! I've ordered more to do the front and side seams before they become a problem. The butyl tape I wanted so we could re-seat and seal a side, rear window that is leaking.

Thank you all very much, I LOVE THIS SITE! I know this may sound a little childish.., but it's comforting that there are smart and experienced people here who don't seem to mind my newbie ignorance.  I really appreciate everyone's input! It has been extremely helpful and I feel our ship will be ready to sail soon.
 

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I was able to find butyl tape at my local Menards in the building materials section. It was thin, so I had to double up on it but it was $4 for 50 feet and worked well.
 

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