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Old 04-26-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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70's weather stripping

I have searched but found nothing about the weather stripping for the 70's trailers. It is no longer available from Airstream. This is a special U shape (kind of) with a flat bottom. Any ideas?
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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It's readily available from Airstream dealers and other parts suppliers. For installation tips, search this forum with the word "weatherstripping".
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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Check with Oasis RV they sell it by the foot and will ship it to you.

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I have searched but found nothing about the weather stripping for the 70's trailers. It is no longer available from Airstream. This is a special U shape (kind of) with a flat bottom. Any ideas?
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Hi- I have a '72 that currently has house-hold type foam window gaskets on the windows, and worn-out rubber gasket on the door jamb, NOT the door. I finally had the extra money to get 80' of the 2-fin type original rubber gasket material and want to install it correctly. I'll post 2 pics of how the door gasket was when I got the trailer, and would love for someone to post a close-up pic of how it SHOULD be done on a '72. I'd also love to see a good pic of correct installation on the window- does the short fin glue down to the window frame, butted up against (and also glued)to the right angle of that frame? Thanks for any and all pics, they help me to understand orientations of things. -tim
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #5
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I think Andy is recommending the "D" profile gasket material for this year of trailer. You can see it on his website.
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True enough, but I understand that the 2-fin is the original style, works well, and it is what I bought. So- any good pics of correct orientation/installation, both for the windows and the entry door? Thanks- tim
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don't have a pic handy, but it goes on the window "sash" so that the fins point "out", away from the glass. same thing on the door...fins point "out".
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OK- fins out. On the windows, it looks like the gasket fits into the right-angle corner of the frame, but where does it go on the door? It actually seems to work fine where it is, tucked into the corner of the jamb- I'd like to see a good pic from somebody showing it attached to the door. Anybody got a pic of their '72 (or so) door? - tim
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It goes on the door in the exact same way it goes on the windows.

I can try to get a pic for you tomorrow. (at work right now).
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I purchased all my weatherstrip from Inland RV and they furnished me with a handy illustration. I hope they do not mind me sharing it.
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Chuck and Vhord- Thanks! The illustration was exactly what I needed to see, I didn't get one from InlandRV like you did. That makes doing the windows completely clear. As far as going on the door, I guess it's supposed to glue right on the very outside edge, even though there appears to be some rivet heads or something kind of in the way in some places? I wonder why it is better to have it mounted here, rather than on the jamb like how I got it- any ideas? I always like to understand WHY procedure "A" is better than procedure "B", just my nature. Now all I have to get is a wire brush for a drill, and/or solvent, and I'm ready to git'er done. Thank you both for the no-nonsense tips on what was quite possibly a dumb question! Also, thanks to Balrgn for his pm's, hope he's having a great Labor Day weekend out in his AS! -tim
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So- anyone got a pic of their 70's door with the gasket correctly installed? What happens at the hinge area- isn't that kind of leak prone? -tim
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So- anyone got a pic of their 70's door with the gasket correctly installed? What happens at the hinge area- isn't that kind of leak prone? -tim
Look at the drawing that was posted. http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...3&d=1220020353

It shows how the gasket is installed on the door frame.

Install the gasket the same way at the hinge area, and hope for the best. Unfortunately, that's all that a person can do.

The "D" gasket does a better job, especially at the hinge, since it seals tighter.

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Hi- I have a '72 that currently has house-hold type foam window gaskets on the windows, and worn-out rubber gasket on the door jamb, NOT the door. I finally had the extra money to get 80' of the 2-fin type original rubber gasket material and want to install it correctly. I'll post 2 pics of how the door gasket was when I got the trailer, and would love for someone to post a close-up pic of how it SHOULD be done on a '72. I'd also love to see a good pic of correct installation on the window- does the short fin glue down to the window frame, butted up against (and also glued)to the right angle of that frame? Thanks for any and all pics, they help me to understand orientations of things. -tim
Looks like the PO or whomever, when they installed the Dead Bolt, opt'd to put the strip on the door, rather than piece it around the jamb lock and Dead Bolt. Does it work well for you?
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