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Old 12-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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drivers window felt? 86 345

I have an 86 345. It needs new window felt, I think this will work.

http://www.dkhardware.com/product-25635-y62096-beaded-flexible-snap-in-channel-for-1954-1966-gm-and-ford-96-length.html

Take a look and let me know what you think. Also, If you have replaced your window felt please share and provide details like part numbers.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Take a look and let me know what you think.
"nope."

icocbw, but the part I think you are seeking is known as "fuzzy schlegel", pictured here - http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/images/34696.JPG and here - Inland RV Center Inc.

in addition, there are three or four other seals / gaskets / trims used around the motorhome windows that you might also consider.

I'd try Inland RV or ODM RV for help in getting all that you might need.

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I have an 86 345. It needs new window felt, I think this will work.

http://www.dkhardware.com/product-25635-y62096-beaded-flexible-snap-in-channel-for-1954-1966-gm-and-ford-96-length.html

Take a look and let me know what you think. Also, If you have replaced your window felt please share and provide details like part numbers.

try this , its easy to work with :
AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies

you slice the back every 1/4" to go around the corners.
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I'm currently having a heck of a time getting either of the above materials to work. Have used the Inland RV stuff before and it worked great on a '79 29' Excella. It's too thick for our 345 and won't let the window slide or won't seat properly in the back of channel. The same with the beaded window channel material. It's almost as if the window opening shrank having the deteriorated window felt so bad for so long. Yours might be different and I would try the Inland RV channel 1st. I'm looking for thinner material. It's pretty easy if you know how to do it. If you need help let me know.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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I'm currently having a heck of a time getting either of the above materials to work. Have used the Inland RV stuff before and it worked great on a '79 29' Excella. It's too thick for our 345 and won't let the window slide or won't seat properly in the back of channel. The same with the beaded window channel material. It's almost as if the window opening shrank having the deteriorated window felt so bad for so long. Yours might be different and I would try the Inland RV channel 1st. I'm looking for thinner material. It's pretty easy if you know how to do it. If you need help let me know.
The current "schlegal channel" from Airstream, is exactly the same as the original.

I would suggest that until the new channel gets a few "miles", that you spray the schlegal with some silicone spray.

That for sure will make the windows slide easier.

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I have an 86 345. It needs new window felt, I think this will work.

http://www.dkhardware.com/product-25635-y62096-beaded-flexible-snap-in-channel-for-1954-1966-gm-and-ford-96-length.html

Take a look and let me know what you think. Also, If you have replaced your window felt please share and provide details like part numbers.
I would not try to do the job with this stuff. It won't be flexible enough for what you're trying to do. BTW, the cab windows call for 4 different seals.

1. Window channel seal (Inland RV Schlegal(sp?) probably best choice)
2. Fuzzy window channel (bug seal, hard to find the correct one, still looking)
3. Vertical window seal Odmrv.com #684916
4. Wrap around seal Odmrv.com #685044
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Here is a thread on the steps involved in the job:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ment-9584.html

I did not have to remove the lock on my windows when I did this job, otherwise it went just as described in the thread. I ordered the various replacement parts from Inland, everything worked and they knew what I needed.

However, after doing the job the driver's window would not close all the way. I was not sure that it had ever closed all the way, and was convinced that the window frame needed to be pushed in to fix it. Fortunately, I did not do that. Stopped at the mothership in Jackson Center while in that part of the country, an old time tech tweaked the seal with what he told me was a wooden shim and a hammer, and a half hour later we were on our way with a closed window.
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have u used this?

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try this , its easy to work with :
AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies

you slice the back every 1/4" to go around the corners.
Do u have pics?
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Do u have pics?
The correct schlegal window fuzzy channel, does not need to be cut on the backside.

It's made to easily bend in the corners.

It's held in place with the 3M super weatherstrip adhesive.

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The correct schlegal window fuzzy channel, does not need to be cut on the backside.

It's made to easily bend in the corners.

It's held in place with the 3M super weatherstrip adhesive.

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Do you have a part # and one for the 3m glue?

Thanks for your help.
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Do you have a part # and one for the 3m glue?

Thanks for your help.
Schlegal 34696
Adhesive 51991

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Schlegal 34696
Adhesive 51991

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Thanks, you are a huge help. I would also like to replace the sweeps while I have the window apart. Does Inland RV sell them, if so do you know the part number?
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Thanks, you are a huge help. I would also like to replace the sweeps while I have the window apart. Does Inland RV sell them, if so do you know the part number?
The part numbers are not really needed, should you decide to place an order.

We always have all the motorhome gasket materials.

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Thanks, you are a huge help. I would also like to replace the sweeps while I have the window apart. Does Inland RV sell them, if so do you know the part number?
What are you calling "sweeps" ?

How about a photo, or a better description.

What does that part do ? Where is it mounted ?

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