The Rot Doctor


Subject: travel trailer
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000

Dear rot doctor, I have a travel trailer that has dry rot in the area where the awning is attached. Last year a high wind tore the awning loose from where it was mounted revealing the rot around the holes. Do you have a fix for this with out removing the siding or roof?
thanks fred j.

Sure. Dry the wood in and around the rotted area (use a hair dryer if it's still damp), clear away any pieces that are loose enough to fall out, treat it with CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer), allow the CPES 2-3 days to cure, and then refill all holes or vacancies with our Fill-It Epoxy Wood Filler. Allow 24 hours to cure, re-drill awning mounting holes, and mount awning.

That should take care of your problem. You would probably only require our 2-pint kit of CPES, and enough of the Epoxy Filler to fill voids -- probably the 12 oz kit.

Come back if you have additional questions or we can be of further help.