Originally Posted by pittsf
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
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.