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Old 01-29-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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Window leaks

Happy, no, exhilarated new Airstream owner, pretty much in mint condition. Have a couple windows with leaks. Someone told me to tow it to a RV service place. But what it looks like to me is the window strips are either dry rot or gone. Wouldn't it be worth replacing the strips and seeing if that takes care of the leaks
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:28 PM   #2
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Yes, there is lots of places you can buy new window gaskets. The old ones can be stripped off, and new ones glued on. Many RV dealers carry the gaskets in stock. Post a pic of you new AS and the gaskets and more instruction can be provided.

Also, look up the Vintage Air Stream Podcast (The VAP). Lots of great info on their pods.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thank you Silverflames. That would've been the next ? Where to purchase gaskets. Thank you for the VAP info
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:55 AM   #4
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Here is a on line supplier. They are very helpful.

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/category-s/26.htm
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Happy, no, exhilarated new Airstream owner, pretty much in mint condition. Have a couple windows with leaks. Someone told me to tow it to a RV service place. But what it looks like to me is the window strips are either dry rot or gone. Wouldn't it be worth replacing the strips and seeing if that takes care of the leaks
Window gaskets, depending on their exposure to the sun, can last as little 8 to 10 years, or to even 20 plus years.

The original double flared gasket was OK, back then, but there is a better gasket available that is far superior.

It's a hollow "D" shaped gasket. It seals far superior.

Removing the original gasket and properly installing the D gasket, is very easy. Your supplier would answer that question.

Also check the entrance door gaskets, access compartment gaskets and especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets, as they only last 2 to 3 years.

Waterproofing an Airstream is not difficult, but proper materials must be used along with proper installation. Again, your supplier can tell you "how".

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Yes, my door gasket is totaling missing. Thank you for your advice Andy. That's the next investment is replacing all gaskets, they're all shot.
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Wrap windows

We have a 2005 airstream classic. We,too, have a leak around the wraparound window. Went all the way from Louisiana to factory for them to fix it. Still leaking.
Any suggestions. Going back to the factory is out of the questions.
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