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Old 01-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Leak in Trunk Compartment

The rubber gaskets in my '04 LandYacht are drying out and pealing off. I have a leak in the rear trunk compartment that seems to be due to the gasket issue. (I already had the rear camera sealed. And the rear window is watertight.) Anyway, there is a 5/8" wide flat gasket inside the top of the door frame and a 3/8" gasket on the top of the trunk door itself. When you close the door, the smaller gasket on the top of the door swings up to meet the upper gasket and form a seal (at least it should). When I call an Airstream repair shop, they want me to buy large coils of the gaskets. Has anyone had this issue and found a rubber gasket replacement that might seal the top of the trunk compartment door? Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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I've had some success with gasket replacements. 3M makes some self adhering door gaskets in different thicknesses. Sometimes you can replace one with a gasket just a little thicker than existing to form a tighter fit, or if you have enough flat area beside your existing gaskets you can install the new gasket right next to it. You can usually find these gaskets at auto parts stores.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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My 2000 had a trunk leak, discovered the light someone installed between the window and the trunk door, about 9 inches long and .5 inches high didn't have a gasket or lip it appears to be an after thought cut into the flat area.
Also the taillights were put in with loads of rtv silicone but I couldn't find actual leakage area. Extra gasket material also was added to the top of the door.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thanks, gloran and DaveFL

It's great to get some thoughts and suggestions from other LandYacht owners. I'm going to look around and see if I can find replacement gaskets at an auto parts store or Lowes.
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