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Old 08-01-2008, 08:45 AM   #29
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Duff,
If there is an improvment over the fuzzy strips, I am unaware of it. They use the same thing today. Our '06 has them too.

If you want nre replacements, I think you can get them from Andy at Inland Airstream or your local Airstream dealer.
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Duff,
By the way, that Argosy under the carport in your avatar looks as snug as a bug in a rug.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:40 AM   #31
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Is there a viable alternative to the gray fuzzy seal that goes inside the slots for the window support arm? This design just seems so outdated and begging for improvement. Any suggestions are welcome.
The screen fuzzy seal has been used by Airstream, for almost 40 years.

Considering the job it does, it's a lot better than any rubber product or plastic product, and is cheap, especially since is lasts 20 years or more, and makes a positive seal against flying insects.

Airstream used a plastic seal in 1969. At best, it was a joke, but did some what of a job.

What would you suggest as an improvement?

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Old 08-02-2008, 07:46 AM   #32
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By the way, that Argosy under the carport in your avatar looks as snug as a bug in a rug.
Snug for sure...thanks for noticing. The PO of this house included the carport in the design because they had anticipated buying an RV but never did. I don't think I really appreciated it until I backed Lucy under it...she fits perfectly.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:11 AM   #33
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The screen fuzzy seal has been used by Airstream, for almost 40 years.

Considering the job it does, it's a lot better than any rubber product or plastic product, and is cheap, especially since is lasts 20 years or more, and makes a positive seal against flying insects.

Airstream used a plastic seal in 1969. At best, it was a joke, but did some what of a job.

What would you suggest as an improvement?

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Coincidentally, I'm almost 40 years old too!

Well perhaps I'm making more out of this than necessary, but I'm looking at this fuzzy seal I purchased and wondering what I'm supposed to do with it. It's all stitched up and doesn't look fuzzy at all. Am I supposed to cut it in half to expose some fuzziness and then glue two lengths of it opposing each other to make the seal?

I think I saw the '69 design you speak of. Is it a plastic surround with some fuzzy seal affixed to the middle of it? Of course from afar it looks more straightforward to me, but the cost per piece is astronomical.

I suppose I can't offer much for an improvement until I actually do the job.

Thanks for the help.
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Coincidentally, I'm almost 40 years old too!

Well perhaps I'm making more out of this than necessary, but I'm looking at this fuzzy seal I purchased and wondering what I'm supposed to do with it. It's all stitched up and doesn't look fuzzy at all. Am I supposed to cut it in half to expose some fuzziness and then glue two lengths of it opposing each other to make the seal?

I think I saw the '69 design you speak of. Is it a plastic surround with some fuzzy seal affixed to the middle of it? Of course from afar it looks more straightforward to me, but the cost per piece is astronomical.

I suppose I can't offer much for an improvement until I actually do the job.

Thanks for the help.
I assume that you purchased some of the original fuzzy seal.

Each slot in the screen takes two strips of fuzzy that are 10 inches long.

One side of the fuzzy seal has one white thread.

The one thread side, is installed so that it's in the center of the hole and is face to face with the second strip.

After the fuzzy is installed, remove that thread, from both strips. That releases those sides so that it easily wraps itself around the window lift arms.

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I assume that you purchased some of the original fuzzy seal.
Yes, I purchased the original stuff. Should I use the same Super Weatherstrip Adhesive that you referenced in post #12 to glue the fuzzy seal?
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Yes, I purchased the original stuff. Should I use the same Super Weatherstrip Adhesive that you referenced in post #12 to glue the fuzzy seal?
The fuzzy seal does not require a real tough adhesive.

You can use the black adhesive, if you wish, since it's the best.

Or you can use the less expensive yellow adhesive for the fuzzy.

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Fresh water tank removed

While I was removing the nasty black hoses from my water pump today (they oozed gray slime) I looked over and saw how easy it would be to remove the fresh water tank....so I did. I was shocked to see moisture under there along the length of the tank (front half). Where did it come from? The tank only had about 2 cups of water in it so it can not be condensation. The trailer has been sitting under a carport for the last 4 weeks so it isn't recent rainfall. Could it be the result of the rainstorm we slept in the night we picked it up on July 4th? I'm baffled.
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While I was removing the nasty black hoses from my water pump today (they oozed gray slime) I looked over and saw how easy it would be to remove the fresh water tank....so I did. I was shocked to see moisture under there along the length of the tank (front half). Where did it come from? The tank only had about 2 cups of water in it so it can not be condensation. The trailer has been sitting under a carport for the last 4 weeks so it isn't recent rainfall. Could it be the result of the rainstorm we slept in the night we picked it up on July 4th? I'm baffled.
Since you have the tank out, fill it with water and see if maybe there might be a pin hole leak.

You could also add some "red" food coloring to the water, which will help you see a tiny leak.

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Duff,
Are you baffled by the 2 cups of resudial water in the tank or the moisture under the tank???

While you have the tank out it will be easy to sanitize it and check the tank and trailer for leaks.
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Are you baffled by the 2 cups of resudial water in the tank or the moisture under the tank???

While you have the tank out it will be easy to sanitize it and check the tank and trailer for leaks.
I'm baffled about the moisture under the tank.
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While you have the tank out it will be easy to sanitize it and check the tank and trailer for leaks.
I will take the opportunity to clean the tank out properly. I'm thinking about installing some thin slats of wood along the floor to allow a little circulation between the water tank and the floor. Any thoughts on this idea? I imagine someone else has already thought of this at some point.
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I'm baffled about the moisture under the tank.
Duff,
Is there any soft spots under the tank? Have you discovered any leaks in the tank that would account for the moisture on the floor?

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I will take the opportunity to clean the tank out properly. I'm thinking about installing some thin slats of wood along the floor to allow a little circulation between the water tank and the floor. Any thoughts on this idea? I imagine someone else has already thought of this at some point.
How about using some of the pink or green "R" board stuff under and around the tank. Or maybe even something like Tyvek house wrap. I know that the tanks in our '87 and '06 are encased in white styrafoam, I assume to help insulate in cold weather and reduce condensation in warm weather. Then again our tanks are under slung under the floor in the belly pan. Where are the tanks in the Argosy?

How close are you to having her camp ready and have you name her yet? Our '87 is Savannah and our '06 is Katarina.
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