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Old 10-26-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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I purchased and installed the the recommended 'D' style weatherstripping for all the window on my 67. Not happy with the fact that they pretty much do not have any memory and seem to have lost their ability to spring back to original shape when the windows are opened. These have been installed less than 6 months. Was wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience with this style of weatherstripping and have a substitute they are happy with.
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I purchased and installed the the recommended 'D' style weatherstripping for all the window on my 67. Not happy with the fact that they pretty much do not have any memory and seem to have lost their ability to spring back to original shape when the windows are opened. These have been installed less than 6 months. Was wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience with this style of weatherstripping and have a substitute they are happy with.
This is the first problem we have heard of in over 140,000 feet of that gasket.

How about a photo or 2?

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Old 10-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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Pics of weatherstrip

Andy,

Here's a few pics.
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I put the same weatherstripping on my 67 Globetrotter this spring and have not had any problems like you are showing. I purchased my product from Andy. Is it dried out or just collapsed? You might spray some silicone on it and see if it springs back.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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I'm guessing that since it is hollow that it the interior is sticking together. The exterior is sprayed with silicone.
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I think the D style weatherstrip is too much for the rear hatch on my overlander. It seals tight in the center but will not let the ends close all the way. the door is on a semi U shape.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:21 PM   #7
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This is the first problem we have heard of in over 140,000 feet of that gasket.

How about a photo or 2?

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Well it's been a couple days. What do think about the photos?
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Well it's been a couple days. What do think about the photos?
From your photo's, it appears to me that this is the gasket your talking about. Is that correct.

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Well it's been a couple days. What do think about the photos?
You purchased "D" gasket on Sept 14, 2009.

Please send us the complete section of gasket that failed.

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Hi Andy,

Yes, that sounds like the purchase date, thanks for the info. Seems like I installed the gaskets in the spring of this year. The gasket has done the same thing on all the windows. Do you want the entire gasket from a window or just a section. If just a section is needed how long a section? It's raining right now and I will need to seal the window that I remove it from. Lastly should I send to any particular person's attention?
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Hi Andy,

Yes, that sounds like the purchase date, thanks for the info. Seems like I installed the gaskets in the spring of this year. The gasket has done the same thing on all the windows. Do you want the entire gasket from a window or just a section. If just a section is needed how long a section? It's raining right now and I will need to seal the window that I remove it from. Lastly should I send to any particular person's attention?
Please send the entire gasket from the window that's in your photo.

The window should not leak any water unless the trailer is in motion.

However, just in case, I would suggest you cover that window with some plastic.

I will receive your package, since I am the owner.

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Please send the entire gasket from the window that's in your photo.

The window should not leak any water unless the trailer is in motion.

However, just in case, I would suggest you cover that window with some plastic.

I will receive your package, since I am the owner.

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Andy,

Has stopped raining, for a few days. I'll remove the weatherstripping from the window that I the pics of and send it to you today. Just a note: All window weatherstripping looks about the same.
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Update

I removed and returned a gasket off one of the windows and sent it to Inland. After looking at my gasket and others on trailers there at Inland, they called me and explained that they had determined that the gasket behavior was normal. Inland then sent me more than enough new gasket to replace the gasket that I had sent and at zero cost. Always when dealing with Inland I have been happy with their quick and personal service when purchasing parts. Thank you.
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Hey Silverhoot, did you get the photo's I sent of the 62? Did you buy it? Its no longer listed on Craig's List. trex
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