CR Laurence Sprinter Van drivers side front T-Vent Window is leaking when driving in (hard) rain.
What we have is the bulb- or “D” seal (as CRL calls it) shows some excessive compression on the lower front side, letting in water.
The seal to me looks like thin rubber tubing, glued around the frame, perhaps a piece 5’ to 6’ long.
Since it is a CRL product (1 year warranty) it is not covered by AS the dealer told me. After two month he has not received the material from CRL. In reality it wouldn’t take me 20 minutes to remove the old one, use glue remover for cleaning and glue a new one in. In addition, I would likely replace each and every one of those seals that show areas of compression from the original diameter.
Material acquisition presents an interesting challenge; CRL does not ship directly. You have to go through one of their dealers. After calling three times, they have no idea what I am talking about, the seal is not listed in their catalog.
I did get the correct part number from CRL, passed it on to the store. Now for a 12ft piece, the charge is around $78 (material+handling+shipping) that times 4 windows (total of 7 vents)
Well, I figure 50 cents a foot or a dollar at the most would be more like it. Indeed, I did find what I think would be a suitable replacement material made by Trim-Lok: Foam Rubber Seal w/Adhesive Back, Style D-Shaped, Material EPDM Closed Cell Sponge, Overall Height .312 In., Overall Width .468 In. That is a 25’ roll for something over $17.- incl. shipping, sounds more like it.
My question, has anyone had occasion the replace one of those window seals?
If so, was OEM material used or a replacement?