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Old 09-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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What window gaskets to use?

I need to replace the window gaskets on my 1977 Argosy 24' trailer. Do I use the ones with the lips like original, or the newer "D" shaped gaskets for the best seal?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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There are several gaskets on a window. There are ones under the glass that seal the glass to the the frame. Others are outside to seal the glass in the frame. Check Vintage Trailer supply and use the same gaskets.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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I'm using the "D" seals and they work just fine
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #4
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I bought mine at inlandrv.com. I wanted to replace gaskets on all the windows and the door. I just told inland the year and model of my trailer and they knew the length I needed. Also, even though the gaskets come with peel off tape, it is not strong enough glue. So they sent 3M gasket cement. One thin line on the gasket, one thin line on the window, let set for a few minutes, then stick together.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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I was able to buy D gasket and sealer from a local RV dealer. I think it was $57 for a full roll.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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Did the "D" gasket that you used for the windows measure 1/2" wide by 3/8" high?
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If Inland had an online order process, I would have ordered from them....along with a lot of other things. As it is, I ordered mine from VTS...and nothing was noted about the tape not being strong enough. So, if I end up having to redo the entire trailer due to separating seals, I'm gonna be a little miffed.... Otherwise, the seals went on great...and look great. Also, the VTS seals come in 10' lengths for the windows....which is not enough for the 44" wide front and rear windows. So I had to piece in. And the length is too long for all the rest of the windows...so their is waste. Would have been better if they sold it in a role.
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If Inland had an online order process, I would have ordered from them....along with a lot of other things. As it is, I ordered mine from VTS...and nothing was noted about the tape not being strong enough. So, if I end up having to redo the entire trailer due to separating seals, I'm gonna be a little miffed.... Otherwise, the seals went on great...and look great. Also, the VTS seals come in 10' lengths for the windows....which is not enough for the 44" wide front and rear windows. So I had to piece in. And the length is too long for all the rest of the windows...so their is waste. Would have been better if they sold it in a role.
I know Inland prefers to talk to the customer to verify they're ordering the correct item. I do agree that when I get a wild hair at 5am to go ahead and do my order it's not convenient but it is what it is.
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Unfortunately, most of my inspiration comes in the wee hours of the night. LOL
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Given the employee who you are talking to knows the product. But overall they have been very helpful and friendly.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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I was able to buy D gasket and sealer from a local RV dealer. I think it was $57 for a full roll.
The "D" gasket comes in 500 foot rolls.

Or, if you place a telephone order, it is cut to whatever you need.

Upgrading things such as gaskets, is real easy.

But you cannot do that unless you talk to someone that can help you.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
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I do all my ordering after 8pm also, it's the time of the night I can relax and think about what I need for the trailer. This takes Inland out of the game for most of my stuff, with no online ordering. I did order my Zip Dee awning from them, and was very happy with their service and support, but for most items I do not need support. Now back to my question. Did the "D" gasket that you used for the windows measure 1/2" wide by 3/8" high?
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The window gaskets that I ordered from VTS are .375 wide and .25 high. The door gasket is .625 wide and .375 high. They work well, as long as they stay on. Would have ordered the extra adhesive, if I had known....
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