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Old 07-22-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Fixing Leaking Windows

We have a 1973 sovereign 31 foot that we are trying to fix up. I have some questions about windows:
1) It appears that the owner before us used Plexiglas on several of the windows inside the trailer. Is this a normal procedure? We have since removed all Plexiglas since it appears that all the windows have leaked at some point, and need to be overhauled.
2) What is the best way to clean off the gunk on all the windows, inside and out?
3) What is the best sealant to use around the windows? Should I seal the inside first or the outside? Should I use the same sealant for both the inside and the outside?
4) What is the best adhesive to use when applying weather stripping?

Thanks, we are newbies, can you tell? Thanks for reading this and hopefully helping us out.

Have a great day. Well back to the trailer.............

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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I had a spontaneously busted rear window in my '69 Safari and I used this stuff to replace the failing factory seals, it was a pretty awesome fit. As it was a window with squared corners we had to cut miters and since we don't have a tool to heat melt the seams together we used 3M gasket adhesive at the corners to seal the corners up. Just remember that gaskets shrink with time so cut it longer and compress the extra length in as you work it around. We put the seal onto the tempered glass first then used an automotive silicone lubricant to make it all slippery enough to work it in to the channel. Sorry I didn't take pictures. I have a 72 Argosy here as well and the seals look identical to the 69's so I think it would work on yours.

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