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Old 05-03-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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window gasket replacement

My window gaskets in my 1976 A/S look very old and cracked, should I put in new gaskets? I don't have any leaks! Should I be thinking "it it ain't broke don't fix it" or "just a matter of time before leaks". What is the best way to replace gaskets? I won't even ask if it's hard to do cause it's got to be.Any help would be much appreciated. Jay

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:11 AM   #2
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I wouldn't mess with them. Just spray them with some silicone to lube them up and roll with it. It can be a mess replacing gaskets and if it 's not broke why fix it? Care to hear about my door gasket debacle?

No, I am not getting lazy, just wiser!


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I just replaced all the window gaskets on our 71 Safari. No big problem if you enjoy impoving something. Ordered the gasket material from Andy at Inland RV. Estimated the total footage needed plus a little extra. Used black adhesive also from Andy. Pulled off all the old that I could and then with a putty knife and chisel, scraped off all the remaining. The problem comes when you have raised the windows as high as possible and that isn't enough room. Therefore, since I was at it, I replaced the screens also. Thereby, gaining access to the top from inside the trailer. Glued in the gaskets and replaced the screens using the old screen inserts.
Looks better and seals against weather and dust while on the road.
What else are you going to use your time for anyway?
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:35 AM   #4
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The leading cause of rotten floors, is bad window gaskets, entrance door gaskets, access door gaskets and sewer vent pipe gaskets.

Ignoring them always proves to be costly. Ask those that "been there and done that."

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