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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Window sealing questions?



I am now working on getting the camper all sealed up. I am wondering do I need to do anything with the gray seals that hold the glass into the frames? (see picture) while I have the windows of the camper for their new D seals?
do I use Trempro over them?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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My grey seals were pretty dry and crackly too. There was no easy way to remove them completely, so I took a razor knife and trimmed them even with the frame, and then put a bead of trempro to replace it. I finally got good with this operation by the time I did my last window. No leaks so far, and it has been about a year.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Window seal (or whatever it is???

I found a handy tool for putting new screens in the windows and it's working out awesome. It's from HD and called a mouse. It really makes quick work of what I thought was going to be a big job. But I digress...

I uncovered these windows above and below and find that there is massive amouts of who knows what between the inner and outer window panes. I'm sure someone will tell me what these little guys are called and how to clean them!

The curved windows at the front are covered in something that looks like a thick covering that is attached to the window itself. I'm not sure if I should take it off and reapply or even what the purpose would be to cover windows???

I also discovered that the seals around the windows and door are in terrible shape. Is there anything in particular I should put in its place once I finish all the scraping off of cracked rubber?

Thanks in advance (and don't go all technical on me please. I'm new at this but consider myself handy so if I know what to do I can usually get it done.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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Girlscan2,

Your windows that are kind of oblong shaped are refered to as vistaviews and stack windows. There are lots of threads about rebuilding them. The crud you are seeing between the panes is tinting film that has peeled off, and/or glazer's putty. The rubber seals for around doors and windows is available from Inland RV and Outofdoorsmart.com. I've tried out the stuff from the local home improvement stores, but haven't found anything that is as effective.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #5
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Thanks much! I'll try to locate those threads now that I know what they are called. Wondering why they would all be covered over (unless due to the crud in them that the PO didn't want to see or deal with.)
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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I have a 74 Excella 31' and redid all of my windows except those on the front and rear.
Good threads on these are, for the large rectangular windows:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ilm-37422.html
and for the oblong stack and vista views:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ign-96251.html

All of these are double pane windows. On my trailer I redid a total of.. I think it was 15 windows total...
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