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Old 10-13-2021, 03:00 PM   #41
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A very of the bottom joint and how the two whiskers fit and seal that joint.
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Old 10-20-2021, 03:20 PM   #42
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FYI. This gasket issue has been escalated to Airstream via High Sky Rv. The person responsible is on vacation this week and Dimitri is working to get this resolved. So hopefully we will get the message through to Airstream that their grey window seal profile is incorrect or, they are selling the wrong stuff under that part number.
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Old 11-01-2021, 01:34 PM   #43
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Dimitri called and said he tried to convince AS that the grey window seal was incorrect. He has pictures and product to prove it, but AS will not agree to this. They say it is correct.

He will update the HighSky site to show this difference so that no one buys the product with the idea that it will work for classics. He will also change the pictures to reflect the new product. This is the best he could do, given the situation.

To be more specific on my solution. I used this product. https://highskyrvparts.com/new-airst...al-trim-685044
Around the outside of the cab windows, which it fits in easily.

I then modified it with a razor blade so that it looks like this seal. https://highskyrvparts.com/new-airst...w-684919-68491.

And used it on the center vertical window edge, which requires this shape to be inserted into that vertical frame.

Sad part is that all the rest of the windows in the RV need this vertical seal on both inner and outer glass. I may just try to clean up and reuse my existing seal and only go through this modification process when absolutely necessary.
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Old 11-01-2021, 06:53 PM   #44
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Dimitri called and said he tried to convince AS that the grey window seal was incorrect. He has pictures and product to prove it, but AS will not agree to this. They say it is correct.

He will update the HighSky site to show this difference so that no one buys the product with the idea that it will work for classics. He will also change the pictures to reflect the new product. This is the best he could do, given the situation.

To be more specific on my solution. I used this product. https://highskyrvparts.com/new-airst...al-trim-685044
Around the outside of the cab windows, which it fits in easily.

I then modified it with a razor blade so that it looks like this seal. https://highskyrvparts.com/new-airst...w-684919-68491.

And used it on the center vertical window edge, which requires this shape to be inserted into that vertical frame.

Sad part is that all the rest of the windows in the RV need this vertical seal on both inner and outer glass. I may just try to clean up and reuse my existing seal and only go through this modification process when absolutely necessary.

Just for the record, everyone has been selling the wrong seal for over 20 years. I honestly thought thats the way it is, more like a water diverter than a sweep seal.
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Old 11-02-2021, 08:23 AM   #45
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Dimitri stated this only comes from AS. It is made by one supplier and we all get it from them. It’s very specific to AS and they own the mold or process entirely. We cannot source it from anyone else. That’s what really frustrates him.

I agree with your statements. However this new stuff doesn’t even come close to the glass. If it wasn’t for the whiskers you would have nothing to keep wind snd water out.

One of my windows has a curve that doesn’t match the stationary window and the whiskers don’t reach. It would be very noisy and wet without this seal.
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Old 11-02-2021, 05:48 PM   #46
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Arrived at our destination and this happened while leveling the coach.

RatsÖ
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Old 11-02-2021, 05:56 PM   #47
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Wow, that bent the frame rail!

Something tells me it might not be installed in the right place on the frame.
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Old 11-02-2021, 06:20 PM   #48
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I suspect that you lifted both front wheels off the ground at
the same time. I learned that the hard way!
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Old 11-03-2021, 09:01 AM   #49
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Mill Supply use to have the complete housing and lens, OEM replacements for our units. They are NLA from them. Here is the number for your search anyway.

When they had them last year:
Amber Parking Lamp Assembly on the GM Chassis Stepvan
Part Number: 66-152
Price: $54.50
I remember your original post and thought 'I should buy two of those' - dithered and no NLA
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Old 11-03-2021, 05:42 PM   #50
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Sorry to hear that. Keep looking on Ebay and other sites, might get lucky and find good housings and lenses.

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Old 11-04-2021, 06:27 AM   #51
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I remember your original post and thought 'I should buy two of those' - dithered and no NLA
Yeah, I learned a long time ago. If you find something that you might need down the road it's best to buy it now. You can always sell it later if need be. I have a lot of spare parts I may never need but if I do I've got them
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Old 11-04-2021, 11:47 AM   #52
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I suspect that you lifted both front wheels off the ground at
the same time. I learned that the hard way!
Ok so educate me. If your on a slope why would it be bad to lift both off the ground? Itís not like lifting one side is going to suffice.

A second question, what are the dos and Donítís of using these jacks?
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Old 11-04-2021, 07:42 PM   #53
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Ok so educate me. If your on a slope why would it be bad to lift both off the ground? Itís not like lifting one side is going to suffice.

A second question, what are the dos and Donítís of using these jacks?

The reason is that the mounts for the hydraulic lifting cylinders
can take the weight in the downward direction only. They have very
little strength in the sideways direction.

Consider the forward and back direction: they are on a pivot
with only the small auxiliary cylinder holding the main cylinder
in the downward position. If your AS rolls just a little they will
collapse.

In the left/right direction they are a little stronger but not much.

To use the jacks safely you must have both drive wheels on the
ground and one front wheel on the ground. The jacks are
really only for moving your AS up and down within the range
on the suspension springs.
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:30 AM   #54
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Thanks and noted. I kind of kept to that rule. I have had both front wheels up but I have the ebrake on and chocks on the rear wheels. I was on cement and only needed front end lift. This is why this surprised me. This jack was already bent slightly in this direction. I think doing the passenger side first was the issue. I pushed it over the edge.
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Old 12-14-2021, 12:50 PM   #55
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Update:
The couch is getting reupholstered. Redoing the carpet on the driver side of the vehicle. Fortunately no serious floor damage to correct.

Question though. The power steering pump whines until it gets warmed up. Temps are about freezing here. Should I worry?
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The couch is getting reupholstered. Redoing the carpet on the driver side of the vehicle. Fortunately no serious floor damage to correct.

Question though. The power steering pump whines until it gets warmed up. Temps are about freezing here. Should I worry?

Air bubbles of defective pump. Have you considered cutting an access hole to service the Master Cylinder and have better access to the PS Pump?
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Old 12-15-2021, 12:30 AM   #57
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Crap. I just covered all of that with new carpeting!

The master cylinder is newer. The pump though is not.
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Old 12-16-2021, 04:21 AM   #58
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If you have the Hydroboost system then the power steering pump
also powers the brakes. You really want it working properly.
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After changing some leaking lines on 2 occasions, our hydro boost/power steering system needed purging. Both times were hard to get all the whining to stop. I suspected a small pocket of air somewhere making the pump whine

Not sure why yours would be a cold weather condition
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Old 12-17-2021, 06:30 AM   #60
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Update.

Floor progress

Dashboard heat control replaced and a new cable added to the existing sleeve. Yet another difficult part to find.

Wires cleaned up and some repairs to the wiper system wires that were too short to move the dashboard face without having to disconnect then switch.

Off to get the redone couch this morning
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