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Old 10-28-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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How to replace door seal on a 76 Overlander?

Hey guys. I have a 76 Overlander and am overhauling the door. I知 looking to install the replacement gasket from Vintage RV. I知 seeing photos and websites showing installation in a variety of areas, ranging from the lip edge of the door, nestled in the angle of the lip and body of the door, or even directly applied to the Airstream body itself.

What is the proper install location for this?

Also, I知 reading people say not to use the stick-on adhesive and to instead do a dedicated adhesive specifically for seals. Anyone has a link to the right part for this?

Thanks!
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:24 AM   #2
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I used the stick on adhesive that came with the VTS gasket and it worked great. Mine is installed on the lip of the door, as close to the edge as possible without overlapping. If you put it too close to the angle of the lip, it won't be thick enough where it meets the door frame to form a seal.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your reply! Was looking at your Airstream blog and yours looks amazing. Great work!

I'm curious, do you have any photos of the door seal that I could use for inspiration?
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Thanks so much for your reply! Was looking at your Airstream blog and yours looks amazing. Great work!

I'm curious, do you have any photos of the door seal that I could use for inspiration?
It's not really much to look at but here's what it looks like installed. The line visible in the middle of the gasket is the indentation made by the door frame where it seals.Click image for larger version

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Thank you so much. Does this look like the stuff you used? http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=338

Also, I'm curious about how you addressed the latch area. I feel like I'm going to need to modify the seal to make the latch work out.
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Thank you so much. Does this look like the stuff you used? http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=338

Also, I'm curious about how you addressed the latch area. I feel like I'm going to need to modify the seal to make the latch work out.
Yes, that looks like the exact stuff. I got mine from VTS, but that's what it looked like.

I notched out the area to accommodate the latch. Remind me later if you need a photo and I forget to post one, and I'll snap a picture.
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Heck yeah, would love to see a photo of how you notched it out. Thank you so much!
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heck yeah, would love to see a photo of how you notched it out. Thank you so much!
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Thanks joleneas and t greatleys. I need to replace my 75 Overlander door seal this winter and now I know much more about it.

First I need to straighten the door to the opening. I appears it blew open sometime in its life. I've read about how to straighten a door.

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