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Old 09-08-2002, 07:31 PM   #1
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Wink Windows (again) and weatherstripping

Greetings...first timer here, and first time Airstream owner, as well (1st time travel trailer owner, at that)......just bought a '71 25' Land Yacht...pretty good condition, I think, but I really need to replace the window weatherstripping...I've read earlier posts, but, the plastic bracket holder "thingies" don't allow one to raise the window above the horizontal, even with taking off the small handle part from the inside (pardon any non-technical terms--I don't even have a manual for this thing, and can't light the heater, 'frig, or oven/stove, so I AM a real neophyte)....I noticed someone said that the split type weatherstripping was discontinued after 1974...nay very similar types to replace it with? I've tried some stuff from Lowe's on the small doors accessing the 'frig and battery compartment, but it's very slight, and not nearly as thick as the stripping that came on the unit...

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Old 09-08-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
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You may want to check with Andy @ Inland RV. He seems to have weather stripping suggestions for all the different Airstream makes and various year models.

A link to his webpage can be found in the "Dealer & Resource Forum".


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If you'll give me the model number for your Refrig..I might have some info/manual for your model that will help you out.
One thing to remember..(it depends on your model), most Refrig,heater require a 12volt battery source to operate, so be sure your battery is fully charged and switched online.. This is because the electronic board in your Refig determines which source to operate the frig from. For example, if you're is a three-way Frig, the board will determine if you're on 120VAC, propane or 12volts but, without the 12volts it won't know what to do.. It also may be that your control board needs to be replaced if you have all the above condition in place...
They're not that hard to find nor that expensive..
Also, this is another thought that came to me..You might wanta check to be sure your appliances are cleaned out of all insects, etc. For example, I've heard of mud wasp building nest in the exhaust systems of the heater's intake or exhaust openings.(another good reason to get a wasp guard for these opening. Check the top of your refig opening and be sure that there's no critters nest, etc. I really don't know how long your unit was sitting without use but...these are a few things to look for if you don't know..
It does sound that:
1. Check your propane tanks..Make sure you have the latest types OPD. (it fires your stove, heater and, depending on your setup..your refig.)
2.Check your battery as it's the power source for the Refig as well, as the heater. The hot water system on your unit most likely is manual fired. That just requires propane to operate.(But be sure you have water in the tank system first before you fire it up,as you can burn the tank core out if you dont have water in it.
Sorry to be long winded..A lot of this might be useless info..
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Thanks, guys...well, the refrigerator is a new Dometic model, I think...I'm at work so I can give you the model number, just yet...but thanks for all the info!

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