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Old 10-23-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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1967 Trade Wind Window Problem

Hi guys.
We got a 1967 Trade Wind with 3rd Generation windows.
Today I worked on the first window. In the end I installed the seal for the window.
The glass is replacing glass –*Paragon tempered glass AS2 M5 1/8C. The new glas was installed by the previous owner.

But on the lower third part of the window there is a small gap between seal and glass. First I thought that the problem is that the seal is up to the top of the window. Andy from Inland RV wrote in a posting that you shouln't get the seal up to the top of the window. So I did cut a little bit of the seal but that didn't help.

The replacement glass was sealed with silikon. So i wonder if the glass is not in the right position or (even worse) that the former owner used the wrong glass?

I'm very deserate since I did a major research the last couple of hours and couln't find the solution.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:10 PM   #2
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The curved glass was used on the 66, 67, and 68 ASs. I’ve read where some were successful in reversing the curved glass so the curvature was a better fit. Others selectively tapered an added piece of “D” gasket where there was a void. Fortunately on our 66 all the original chemically tempered glass was reuseable. Other than those options, maybe someone parting out a mid 60s will come up. Sorry for your issue, but not one that hasn’t come up multiple times. Good luck and hope you resolve the issue.
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:15 PM   #3
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:32 PM   #4
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I did more research and found this. What do you think? I have 50' of replacement gasket over here. But maybe I shouln't use it?
I guy called Frank wrote this on his blog:
I have occasionally had to use a "d" seal instead of the rectangular seal that is a perfect match to the originals.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:23 PM   #5
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I went out and looked at ours. We used the Vintage Trailer Supply 1966-68 Airstream Window Seal-VTS 524 closed cell foam gasket. It is applied to the window opening skin of the trailer, not the glass. Take a look and see what you think.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:41 PM   #6
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I went out and looked at ours. We used the Vintage Trailer Supply 1966-68 Airstream Window Seal-VTS 524 closed cell foam gasket. It is applied to the window opening skin of the trailer, not the glass. Take a look and see what you think.
Thank you. I used the same seal. And I applied it to the window opening.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:13 AM   #7
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I am also struggling with resealing my windows. Replaced all the gaskets, and now have more leaks than before! Clearly I did something wrong but I am struggling to figure out what. Thanks for starting this thread, but I’m sorry I don’t have anything contributions towards a solution!
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