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Old 07-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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I'm not sure what to call these. But I need new ones.

Working on the 70 Carravaner.


Where the hitch assembly comes out from beneath the body...some sort of gasket or boot.



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Long since dried up and blown away. What are they? Where can I find some? What can I fab them out of?
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I would probably just seal it with some Vulcan 116. It stays flexible and the gray would look ok next to the aluminum. Very handy stuff.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Working on the 70 Carravaner.


Where the hitch assembly comes out from beneath the body...some sort of gasket or boot.

Long since dried up and blown away. What are they? Where can I find some? What can I fab them out of?
That part has been obsolete for about 25 years.

Remove the old stuff and fill in the area with Vulkem sealer.

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I made couple out of a flexible roofing material (Fibertite) Need to get a couple of pictures to post. The best alternative is to use vulkem and leave the bottom of the aluminum panel open so water can drain out if it gets in.

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I would probably just seal it with some Vulcan 116. It stays flexible and the gray would look ok next to the aluminum. Very handy stuff.
Yeah, what Andy said
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Sealed them up and crafted new booties.

Thanks for the advice folks.
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That looks really nice! What did you make the booties out of?
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Rubber stair tread material for exterior stairs.
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Rubber stair tread material for exterior stairs.
Great idea, that is similar in thickness to the roof material I used. But mine is a gray color. I like how yours blends in with the frame color.

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Vinyl Baseboard Molding

You can also use vinyl baseboard molding designed for use with vinyl tile and sheet goods in commercial applications.
Using a hot air gun, you can shape the base molding into a U-Shape. With the flanged edge to the rear up against the exterior skin of the Airstream, they almost look like OEM. Many colors available including black and battleship gray.
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