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Old 07-19-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Door and window gasket

I have a 67 Safari and need to replace the door gasket and window gaskets on most of the windows.

I know this has been asked thousands of times, but I had a hard enough time just finding how to ask a question...

Inland RV shows a D gasket. Will this work for doors and windows? It would appear that it would be too thick for the windows, compared to what I have on there now and what is on the door.

Any help would be appreciated...
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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I agonised over this same question for our Argosy.
There was a ton of great advice on this forum but frankly, it just helped to add to my confusion.
I tried to source what (I thought) I needed in Canada but without success. Then I thought I could use several suppliers for different items but realised that shipping would make that too expensive (for me) So, in the end I just emailed and also spoke to Andy at InlandRV. He explained and suggested what I needed and should have. Once I spoke to him I looked no further, nor will I in the future, Andy is a phenomenal resource. I placed my order with him at the end of last week.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:35 PM   #3
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I have a 67 Safari and need to replace the door gasket and window gaskets on most of the windows.

I know this has been asked thousands of times, but I had a hard enough time just finding how to ask a question...

Inland RV shows a D gasket. Will this work for doors and windows? It would appear that it would be too thick for the windows, compared to what I have on there now and what is on the door.

Any help would be appreciated...
The "D" gasket far out performs the old double flared gasket.

It also has an obvious, much longer life as well.

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Old 07-20-2010, 03:09 AM   #4
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I have read that the "D" gasket is superior, but is it used for both? The flat window seal in place now is much narrower and flatter than the door seal.

Sorry to be so slow, but.....
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:25 AM   #5
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I have read that the "D" gasket is superior, but is it used for both? The flat window seal in place now is much narrower and flatter than the door seal.

Sorry to be so slow, but.....
In 67, the double flared gasket was used for the windows and entrance door, as equipped by Airstream.

Sounds like you may have a foreign gasket on the door.

In the case of your 67, yes, the D gaskets is used for the windows and entrance door.

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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I got the "D" gasket material from Andy. I ordered the material July 6th and I finished the last window yesterday. The measurements were awesome! I have 22' left for the door after doing all the windows. I'm very happy with service, materials, and instructions. There's a noticeable difference in closing my windows. Now when I twist for lever close, there's some meat on the bone. Before replacing the gaskets there was no compression of the gasket at closing whatsoever. Now there is, but not so much I can't close the windows. I'm leaving the windows closed under tension a few days to season the glue and set the gasket.

Now I have one vista window that the PO broke the inside glass and stopped there. That window is a leaker. I need a firm gasket inside the window channel to place some tension on the remaining outside glass.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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I used the d gasket from inland too. I have since learned that surface prep is key. And take your time when you are putting them on.
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Use an adhesive in addition to the sticky tape which comes on the gasket. 3M makes the adhesive and it will be available from the same source you get your gasket from.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:49 PM   #9
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Oasis RV in Tucson, Arizona (where I got mine) and Out-of-Doors Mart in Colfax, NC are two other good sources.

Be sure to use the 3M glue Aviator recommended. All the professional shops do.


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The "d" gasket stuff from Andy and a tube of the 3m weather stripping glue is the ticket!
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Thanks to all

I am getting ready to replace the big side window, plexiglass in there now and it is all sealed with silicone. Didn't want to start until I had the right gasket. At present it is a flat rubber about 1/4 inch thick, so I was a little nervous, especially with rain every afternoon.

I will measure and order the "D" gasket and adhesive.

Thanks to all for the help and patience with me.

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I am getting ready to replace the big side window, plexiglass in there now and it is all sealed with silicone. Didn't want to start until I had the right gasket. At present it is a flat rubber about 1/4 inch thick, so I was a little nervous, especially with rain every afternoon.

I will measure and order the "D" gasket and adhesive.

Thanks to all for the help and patience with me.

R
No need to measure.

Small windows use 5 feet.
Medium windows use 6 feet.
Large windows use 7 feet.
Entrance door uses 16 feet.

Adhesive. Use 1 tube per 25 feet of gasket.

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Old 10-08-2010, 07:07 AM   #13
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Andy, replaced the window gasket with "d" gasket. The new gasket is now visible when I close the window (about 1/16") whereas the old gaskets did not show around the edge of the sash. Is this correct? Or did I install it incorrectly? Want to know before I change the gaskets on the other seven windows. Prep time was a bear. The old dryrotted gaskets were definately a challenge. Also took time to polished off years of corrosion. Thanks. Jack
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Speaking or prep for a new gasket, what is the best way? Remove old gasket, glue, clean door edge, seems logical. What do most people use to achive a clean smooth surface? MPJ
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