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Old 08-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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Window repair for Caravel

Greetings Airstream Lovers!

I have a project to reseal / repair my windows on a 1966 Caravel. Besides removing all the silicone and dirt. What should my steps be?

All the windows are in great shape - Do I need to remove the window before laying down the window gasket? (The rubber strip which sticks on the Airstream and the window lays on)

Is there window gasket in the hinge?

Here's some pictures which may help explain my to-do project.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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Did you get this figured out yet ? My 65 Caravel is completely different. I have no experience with your type of windows.

Is the window removed in the pictures ?
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:05 AM   #3
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There are several threads in the forum on putting down new gasket material for this particular style of window. Short answer, DON'T remove the glass, you can't really anyway without possible destruction. I will check to see if I have (original) gasket up top.

There IS a description, from Andy at InlandRV, about how to weather seal the hinge.

Get rid of the silicone and never use it. Get Trempro or the newer stuff from vintagetrailersupply.com, I'm thinking using the faster stuff will work, and run a bead along the very top of the window frame, where the skin meets the frame, and smooth it down with your finger. That will seal the window frame. Water coming in the hinge is the next problem addressed above. Put down new gasket, which I don't have experience in, then lubricate it with silicone spray. That's it!
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for your replies. I did find the window threads and did read them. I'm taking this project slow as I do not want to break the glass.

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Unless you like the sound of breaking glass don't take out any window you don't need to. Check with Vintage Trailer Supply for seals and gaskets, they probably have everything you need . I redid the windows on my '63 with their products and could not be happier with the results. They use a silicone type material to manufacture their products and it does not shrink or compress once installed, plus it looks really good. Red Devil makes a grey silicone cualk that matches it perfectly when sealing the corner joints.

I always carry extra seal , glass bead ,and bedding tape with me in case I need to repair a broken window when on the road.
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Thanks guys for your replies. I did find the window threads and did read them. I'm taking this project slow as I do not want to break the glass.

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The original window gasket is available from a few dealers.

Do not remove the glass.

Remove the old gasket and adhesive completely, then clean the surface with alcohol.

Apply Super weatherstrip adhesive to the back of the gasket, and to the window frame. When the adhesive is dry to the touch, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes, apply the gasket with the double flange facing outward.

Do not stretch the gasket, and do not mitre the bottom corners.

That same gasket is used on your entrance door and access compartments.

Do not use any yellow adhesives.

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