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Old 12-19-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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'63 door seal

The entrance door and the "door within a door" appear to be unique to the 1963 model year.

The rubber seals on my "new" 63 Tradewind need to be replaced.

Can someone help me identify a product or a source to obtain a satisfactory seal?

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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Try here....http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/door_parts_s/10.htm You should find exactly what you need.

We cleaned all our old gasket off - and ran out of time before it got to cold to replace.

Now we get little mini snow drifts inside nothing serious - but we will have to keep an eye out after each storm - to make sure water does not sit at the door.

It was lots of fun getting the old gaskets off - I used aircraft sripper - for some of the adhesive that was used - tough tough stuff
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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I used 3/8" closed cell gasket I got from Ace Hardware for our '63. BTW, the door in a door is not unique to that year, though it was the last, or next to last, year it was used.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:43 AM   #4
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The entrance door and the "door within a door" appear to be unique to the 1963 model year.

The rubber seals on my "new" 63 Tradewind need to be replaced.

Can someone help me identify a product or a source to obtain a satisfactory seal?

Thanks,
Mike Brumback
The correct gasket is rectangular with a lip on one side, for both the door and door within the door (screen door).

You will need 25 feet of that gasket, 15 feet for the door and 10 feet for the screen door. You should install the gasket with Super weatherstrip adhesive only.

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:47 AM   #5
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I used 3/8" closed cell gasket I got from Ace Hardware for our '63. BTW, the door in a door is not unique to that year, though it was the last, or next to last, year it was used.
Did you have to put the gasket on the shell frame as well as the door frame to make a good seal - there is such a huge gap between them.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:00 AM   #6
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Call Andy and his folks at Inland Rv. They have every kind of gasket you could ever need for your Airstream and they are great to work with!

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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The entrance door and the "door within a door" appear to be unique to the 1963 model year.

The rubber seals on my "new" 63 Tradewind need to be replaced.

Can someone help me identify a product or a source to obtain a satisfactory seal?

Thanks,
Mike Brumback
We just replaced that same gasket and the main door gasket with 50' of the black self adhesive product from Vintage Trailer Supply. It worked very well, almost too well. It was a challenge to close the door but once the rubber relaxes it should be just fine. We sealed the inner door and did a double seal on the main door.

Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!

Here is the link to the seal we used.

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:55 AM   #8
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Did you have to put the gasket on the shell frame as well as the door frame to make a good seal - there is such a huge gap between them.
If you install the "proper" gasket correctly, "and" the door is in alignment, then the gasket that was on the outside, of the inside metal, is no longer needed.

The gasket on the perimeter of the door and screen door will suffice.

You will need 15 feet for the door and 10 feet for the screen door.

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:49 AM   #9
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Used Inland gasket

I bought new gasket for my 63 from Inland and it has worked perfectly. Just be sure to follow the instructions they send with it. It is very easy to install but if you don't pay close attention you can put it on wrong. There are no do overs with the 3M adhesive (wich you can buy at any good auto parts store). As for cleaning old adhesive I've found that acetone usually will do the job, just be aware of its vapor and flame hazards.
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