Dometic Gasket Installation Tips.
Dometic Door Gasket Replacement Tips.
Granted, first and hopefully only time I have to do this but these are a few tips that might help get those $$$ gaskets installed a bit easier.
Comments are for Dometic 3108704.382 door gasket set RM2852-4873.
Dometic provides instructions, these are comments from just having installed this kit in addition to their instructions.
Following the Dometic directions and after the new double-sided tape is applied to the seals do not remove the backer on the tape for the door side of the seals.
At each corner peel the backer back about 2Ē and fold the backer out so you have created a small tab. Do this on each corner for each end of the tape.
Apply the sealant at each corner as directed.
Doors are prepped and cleaned per directions.
Iím recommending two people lift the seal from the short sides allowing the seals to hang in the middle. This helps position the seal on the door panel.
Position the seal over the door.
Confirm that the seal is in the correct location.
Now, hold the seal in position and pull the backer tab away from under the gasket and carefully seat the gasket into position.
Repeat for the other sides.
By leaving the backer on the tape it allows for positioning and not accidentally getting the very sticky tape in the wrong position.
Follow the balance of the Dometic instructions.
The old seals were not sealing well, lost their flexibility. And I suggest cleaning the seals in particular if any liquids have been spilled or splashed on the door.
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