Originally Posted by Craftsman
The leak wasn't there before I took out the inner pane. I know that I caused the leak. I'm guessing that removing the inner pane relieaved the pressure on the outer pane pressed against the body from the inside, causing the leak. I'll remove the outer pane ,clean everything real good ,recaulk and reseal using (Vulkem?).What do I use to take up the space created by removing the innerpane of glass and the 1/4 bead of sealant that I removed? Is there a rubber gasket available?
I used a piece of clear plastic hose/ tubing, IIRC it is 3/8" it takes a piece about 40" long to go all the way around the vista view. The tubing I used actually has a reinforcing mesh in it, I just left it in place as a filler piece. I did have to heat mine slightly to soften it to press in place. Here is a Link
that is similar to what I used. The glass is not going to come completely out of the frame, it kind of moves back and forth in the aluminum frame. One of the curses of our year(s) of trailers
I still can't find my pictures ( think they are on one of my old hard drives). There is a closed cell gasket available from CanAm RV (somewhere in Canada) I tried calling them to order but they never called me back so I went with the tubing.