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Old 11-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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window seal confusion

I need to replace all the seals on my 75 overlander but I am a little confused as to what to buy. is the D seal used for windows instead of the double flair type of seal? are the access hatches a different seal or do they also use the D seal as a replacement? finally what about the Door what seal do I use for that?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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The windows use the double seal from the factory. You can use the narrow D seal as a replacement if you want to.
Compartments and main door use D seal, wider than the one for the windows.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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I need to replace all the seals on my 75 overlander but I am a little confused as to what to buy. is the D seal used for windows instead of the double flair type of seal? are the access hatches a different seal or do they also use the D seal as a replacement? finally what about the Door what seal do I use for that?
The small "D" gasket for the windows are a far better gasket.

Your access doors and entrance door uses the triangular shaped larger gasket.

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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In my experience, Airstream used both "D" gaskets and double-lip gaskets in 1975.
They used "D" gaskets on the side windows (with radius corners).
And double-lip gaskets on the front and rear windows (with square corners).
When I installed new seals on my two 1976 Airstreams, I used the same approach with good results.
Hope this helps.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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so is this what is used for the door and access hatches?
Main Door Rubber Seal 365045 [365045] - $31.40 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

and this for windows?
Gasket D Seal 381665 [381665] - $0.89 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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Doesn't Look right

Neither seal looks right for your application.
Please contact Inland Andy by PM and get it right the first time.
In both cases (door and windows), your Airstream came with more substantial gaskets than what you posted.
Nice Airstream, by the way!
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Those are what you would use on your trailer, unless you want to use the double edge seal for the windows.
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what direction dose the Door seal go on? dose the fatter part go in against the door lip or out toward the outside edge?
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what direction dose the Door seal go on? dose the fatter part go in against the door lip or out toward the outside edge?
The square part of the gasket goes into the square part of the door frame.

That leaves a 45 degree gasket that closes on the door jamb.

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ok got the door all bolted back on with the new seal in place. The trouble is, it does not seem to seal tight at the top of the door? Almost like the door has lost some of its curvature to match the curve of the door frame.
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ok got the door all bolted back on with the new seal in place. The trouble is, it does not seem to seal tight at the top of the door? Almost like the door has lost some of its curvature to match the curve of the door frame.
The entrance door should be 'flush" with the door jamb.

If not, then the door has been damaged and bent out of shape.

Also, check the door extrusion at the lock to see if that area is cracked.

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