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Why RVers and OEMs/Manufacturers Choose EternaBond

Posted 13 Feb 2019 by Jim Schone, Assembly Market Manager – Panels & Textiles

You’re driving your fifth wheel through the woods to your campsite when a low-hanging branch snags your camper roof, tearing it open.

Scenarios like this have made EternaBond® sealant tape a staple in the RVer’s aftermarket repair kit. Rather than apply a temporary solution or replace the entire roof, it provides a hassle-free, permanent solution for preventing leaks – keeping RVers on the move.  

A Top RV Repair Solution for Holes, Scrapes and Tears

Since its inception, EternaBond has been a go-to product for RV repairs. It is one of the most reliable adhesive tapes available, yet it is as simple to use as any roll of tape. Plus, it can be easily stored in a camper for quick repairs.

For years, RVers have relied on this sealant tape to repair holes, scrapes and tears on all parts of their camper’s exterior. The MicroSealant® adhesive used in EternaBond provides a permanent bond to virtually all surfaces, including EPDM, TPO, Hypalon, modified bitumen, all metals, tile, stone, brick, concrete and wood. It is a top product in the industry for replacing failing or failed sealants with a permanent solution.

EternaBond for RV OEMs/Manufacturers

While our EternaBond sealant tape has become synonymous with RV repairs, OEMs in the RV industry have found it to be so effective that it’s used in the assembly process. As a premium product that is quick to use, OEMs save time during the manufacturing process and produce more RVs.

Other sealant tapes yellow, crack and harden over time. When these flaws occur, the sealant separates from the substrates and fails to prevent leaks. EternaBond stays flexible for the life of the RV (up to 35 years). It also stands up to testing of high-pressure water jets without having to reseal the sealant tape.

In addition to being reliable, this sealant tape is UV-stable, sag-resistant and permanently flexible. Other features include:

  • Life expectancy of over 25 years
  • 15 year warranty
  • Application Temperature Range: 40 degrees F to 150 degrees F
  • Service Temperature Range: -40 degrees F to 212 degrees F
  • Resistant to moisture, water and weather
  • Multiple color backers including black, white and tan

Many OEMs also use EternaBond AlumiBond, a sealant tape with a four-millimeter backing, which can be easily painted to match the repaired surface color.

Contact us to learn more about EternaBond.

We provide complete solutions for RV roof, underbody and everything in between. Click here to learn about our adhesives, sealants and tapes for the RV industry.

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