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Old 03-13-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced their window weatherstrip, and if so, may I please have a reference to where you obtained the replacement material, and any special installation procedures?

I bought some last year that I've had a hard time getting installed, and it comes out. It looks and extrusion, that in cross section has two projections that need to be pressed into the weatherstrip channel.

Any information or suggestions would be greatly apprec1ated.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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'65 Safari

Has anyone replaced their window weatherstrip, and if so, may I please have a reference to where you obtained the replacement material, and any special installation procedures?

I bought some last year that I've had a hard time getting installed, and it comes out. It looks and extrusion, that in cross section has two projections that need to be pressed into the weatherstrip channel.

Any information or suggestions would be greatly apprec1ated.
Ordered mine from Oasis RV, they had it in stock.

Check Vintage Trailer too Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!

Also, I have a Webpage that shows what I did

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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For a 1965, you will need the bulb seal, and also the glazing bead.
the bulb seal goes into a channel of the stationary part of the window frame, and the glazing bead seals the glass to it's frame.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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Has anyone replaced their window weatherstrip, and if so, may I please have a reference to where you obtained the replacement material, and any special installation procedures?

I bought some last year that I've had a hard time getting installed, and it comes out. It looks and extrusion, that in cross section has two projections that need to be pressed into the weatherstrip channel.

Any information or suggestions would be greatly apprec1ated.
1965 and older trailers used a "bulb" gasket. A replacement is available, but is no better than the original, in that it takes a "set" very quickly and then will not properly seal.

Airstream from 1966 and into the late 90's used a double flare window gasket, that was far superior.

But, in time Airstream switched to a "D" shaped gasket that is hollow.

When compressed by the window, a seal is created that has no equal.

That "D" gasket is now being used by many owners from 1968 and down.

In the case of using it on a 1965, the "D" gasket can be attached with adhesive to the window frame, or the window jamb (the frame that is riveted to the shell).

The "D" gasket leaves the "bulb" type gasket, at the starting line.

Ask for a sample.

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Andy will you show me a photo of this gasket and how it fits on the window or frame? I am in phone conversation with one of your sales people now about what to use on the window.Many thanks Andy.
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Andy will you show me a photo of this gasket and how it fits on the window or frame? I am in phone conversation with one of your sales people now about what to use on the window.Many thanks Andy.
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The flat part goes on the back side of the window frame, that's called a "sash".

It's an improved gasket for the opening windows.

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Mine at present are on the window Andy. Then the window closes against the sash.Otherwise its attached to the glass. Thats why I wanted to make sure I got the right material. Do I need the D channel gasket? Many thanks Andy. Have a great day..
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Mine at present are on the window Andy. Then the window closes against the sash.Otherwise its attached to the glass. Thats why I wanted to make sure I got the right material. Do I need the D channel gasket? Many thanks Andy. Have a great day..
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