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Old 10-23-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Question Window Gasket?? I am lost on this!!

Hi there, I am sure this has probably been discussed somwhere in this forum but I have spent the better part of the last few days and I cannot seem to find any info specific to this particular item. I have a 71 Tradewind that I need to replace a couple of windows and redo some of this gray gasket stuff. I cannot seem to find the gasket anywhere, I called Inland Rv and got a really nice lady but I had a hard time making myself clear I guess because she gave me a part number of the weatherstriping. Maybe it would help if I knew what the proper name to identify what I am looking for. I have tried to post a photo. I hope it works. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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This is glazing that holds the glass into the frame. I have seen the gasket so "hard" that it would not go back into it's original position. From this age trailer, it is most likely not going to go back into position.
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How about sending your picture, via e-mail, to Inland RV....I'll bet they can help you.
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From the looks of your picture it looks like this is a front rock guard. This happens on our '06 and I just use a screw driver and gently push the strip back between the smoked plexiglass and frame. Luckily mine is still very pliable.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hi there, I am sure this has probably been discussed somwhere in this forum but I have spent the better part of the last few days and I cannot seem to find any info specific to this particular item. I have a 71 Tradewind that I need to replace a couple of windows and redo some of this gray gasket stuff. I cannot seem to find the gasket anywhere, I called Inland Rv and got a really nice lady but I had a hard time making myself clear I guess because she gave me a part number of the weatherstriping. Maybe it would help if I knew what the proper name to identify what I am looking for. I have tried to post a photo. I hope it works. Any help would be very much appreciated.
The window gasket sometimes will shrink and sort of ruin itself.

The fix is easy.

You may have to do the fix, in 2 stages.

First, put a small amount of Vulkem in the channel, and then push the gasket back in place. If it won't stay in place, use some duct tape to hold a part of it as it should be. Follow that up with some Vulkem sealer.

Give the Vulkem sealer a few days to cure out.

Remove the duct tape and add Vulkem to that area.

Make sure the glass and metal frame are clean so that the Vulkem can bond correctly.

You can complete the job by installing a nice bead of Vulkem all the way around the wing window.

While your at it, do the same thing to the other wing window.

Andy
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
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Thank so much for all the great advice. I think I will try and repair it as Andy suggest. By the way, what would we do without Andy!! Always there with great answers and those great Airstream Parts!! I will hopefully post some photos of my repairs if all goes well this weekend. Thanks again Guys! Kim
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