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Old 09-10-2016, 01:05 PM   #29
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Also, I don't think my screens use this stuff:

http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=641
looks right to me, you can cut the width. But not sure

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It looks to me like my screens use the same felt track as the slider window, and I will need to install 2 of the felt channels side by side per window.

http://www.hitechglazing.com/product/40059/301412

Does that sound right? The channels that are in there look exactly like the Schlagel that you strongly recommended against using so I plan on using what you recommend.
I have been usuing the hitech stuff for 16+ years with good success. The schlaegle is twice the price, it rusts and it usually makes it harder to operate the windows. Just follow my instructions and cut the back every 1/2" or so at the curves



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Also it looks like to install the seals you just jam/wedge the seals into a track. Do they need to be adhered somehow? If so, what adhesive should I use and where exactly on the seals do I apply it? Or do I apply the adhesive into the track where the seals jam into? I am not very good with adhesives and am worried about making a big mess.
get a couple of tubes of 3M 08008 black Super Weatherstrip adhesive
and squeeze a light bead in the track. Keep moving around the track. Once you pull it out it wants to make a messy string. I use very little to avoid the mess. Just make sure your track is nice and clean and dry.
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:31 PM   #30
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I let you decide. The one on the right is the vertical seal on Motorhome cockpit windows,
VERTICAL LIP SEAL GRAY #6010-12 MOTORHOME SLIDING WINDOW
the middle appears to be your wrap around and the one on the left is obviously the schlaegle felt replacement, which can be ordered in different sizes on the site I shared. This has a width of 3/8", if I remember correctly
The two grey seals are what I used in Bella's windows. The Schlegle was replaced by AS NE so I'm not sure where they sourced it from. I would say the seal that simply pushes into the outer channel appears to serve no function other than encourage water to say outside the channel, but even if it gets in the channel it comes out of the weep holes. I guess it also stops crud building up in the channel. One thing AS NE didn't do but I have seen others have is cut the Schlegle as it goes around the bends to stop it puckering up....I wish they had, but they are supposed to be the Airstream repair shop!
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Old 09-10-2016, 01:40 PM   #31
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The two grey seals are what I used in Bella's windows. The Schlegle was replaced by AS NE so I'm not sure where they sourced it from. I would say the seal that simply pushes into the outer channel appears to serve no function other than encourage water to say outside the channel, but even if it gets in the channel it comes out of the weep holes. I guess it also stops crud building up in the channel. One thing AS NE didn't do but I have seen others have is cut the Schlegle as it goes around the bends to stop it puckering up....I wish they had, but they are supposed to be the Airstream repair shop!

Martin,
The more expensive Schlegle pushed by Airstream dealers with the metal inside can not be cut at the corners, hence the increased difficulty operating the windows ..
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Martin,
The more expensive Schlegle pushed by Airstream dealers with the metal inside can not be cut at the corners, hence the increased difficulty operating the windows ..
I guess I will have to live with the 'puckers' then Peter!
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Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies

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I have been using this for many years:
AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies
Its cheaper than the Schlegle material Airstream dealers sell and makes the windows operate much easier. Just don't forget to cut the drain holes.
The other vertical seals are available from Airstream dealers
Peter,
Do you know if this product you mentioned will work on all of the windows on a 1977 Argosy 28 motorhome?

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Old 05-16-2017, 04:04 PM   #34
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Peter,
Do you know if this product you mentioned will work on all of the windows on a 1977 Argosy 28 motorhome?

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I think Brad said he ordered some for his 74 Argosy coach windows, so I would say yes. Maybe Brad can chime in?
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I think Brad said he ordered some for his 74 Argosy coach windows, so I would say yes. Maybe Brad can chime in?
Got your PM Peter!

Yep, ordered some for my Argosy and Peanut as well. They fits just fine in the cockpit windows and I'm sure it will work just as well in the side slider windows.
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Once again, I am redoing the Window channel inserts on my 310.
As I have posted many times, I do not use the Schlegle, Airstream dealers sell. It's expensive and starts rusting in short order and it makes the windows operate extremely hard.
I have used this for many years:
AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies
It appears to be the OEM product used when these windows were assembled.
Also, use extreme care to NOT break the little screws that hold the stationary window in place. You HAVE to reuse the u-shape spacers or your window will not operate properly and/or scrape the glass with the lock. When reinstalling, I am using 4 mm 5/16 alu pop rivets. They are just the right size to not interfer with the sliding window on the inside. The next owner will thank you!!
Peter, so do we purchase the felt and the channel you recommended?
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:20 AM   #37
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Peter, so do we purchase the felt and the channel you recommended?
All you need is the
1. AS1268 Flexible Flocked Lining All-Rubber | Hi-Tech Glazing Supplies
which we found to be also available from US suppliers
2. 4 mm 5/16 alu pop rivets from Home depot if you replace the screws with rivets
3. 3M Black weatherstripping adhesive for the corners (I only glue the corners after I slice them on the back as explained)
4. small hand tools and lots of time and patience to disassemble the windows and clean out the tracks
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:36 AM   #38
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Once again, I am redoing the Window channel inserts on my 310.
As I have posted many times, I do not use the Schlegle, Airstream dealers sell. It's expensive and starts rusting in short order and it makes the windows operate extremely hard.
I have used this for many years:
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It appears to be the OEM product used when these windows were assembled.
Will this channel work for the cockpit sliders also?
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Old 06-04-2017, 09:43 AM   #39
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Will this channel work for the cockpit sliders also?
Yes, I used it on 3 Classics. In most cases it works much better than the schlegel. Just make sure you follow the "slicing" of the back at the corners ( I also use 3M black weatherstrip/adhesive at the corners only) AND cut the drain holes. Brad just installed it on his Argosy and Peanuts, he may want to chime in with his experience.
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Hi Peter - a quick favour, I'm assuming this is the same as the stuff I bought about ten years ago from Vintage Trailer Supply http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...-p/vts-278.htm
I'm going to try and get this sorted this year so want to ensure that I am installing the correct product!

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Hi Peter - a quick favour, I'm assuming this is the same as the stuff I bought about ten years ago from Vintage Trailer Supply http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...-p/vts-278.htm
I'm going to try and get this sorted this year so want to ensure that I am installing the correct product!

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Yes Nick, thats the one. I had no idea Vintage trailer supply was selling it too, for a little premium ...
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... Brad just installed it on his Argosy and Peanuts, he may want to chime in with his experience.
Peanut's cockpit window is not finished yet and I haven't finished swearing either

I'm not sure what it is yet but the upper rear corner on the outside is causing a bind so the window won't close all the way. As yet I'm not sure what's causing the problem. You and I discussed via text a few weeks about about the frame possibly being an issue and I've pretty much come to the conclusion that the frame at the top is twisted which is keeping the glass from being able to seat properly at the upper trailing edge.

I plan on posting more about the issue in the next few days to week or so. I'm going to be borrowing the cockpit window assembly out of the 345 so I can set it on the work bench and play with it. I want to compare the 345 frame to Peanut's frame.

More to come on Peanut's thread......

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