Originally Posted by FreedomRings
Happy, no, exhilarated new Airstream owner, pretty much in mint condition. Have a couple windows with leaks. Someone told me to tow it to a RV service place. But what it looks like to me is the window strips are either dry rot or gone. Wouldn't it be worth replacing the strips and seeing if that takes care of the leaks
Window gaskets, depending on their exposure to the sun, can last as little 8 to 10 years, or to even 20 plus years.
The original double flared gasket was OK, back then, but there is a better gasket available that is far superior.
It's a hollow "D" shaped gasket. It seals far superior.
Removing the original gasket and properly installing the D gasket, is very easy. Your supplier would answer that question.
Also check the entrance door gaskets, access compartment gaskets and especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets, as they only last 2 to 3 years.
Waterproofing an Airstream is not difficult, but proper materials must be used along with proper installation. Again, your supplier can tell you "how".