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Old 03-17-2014, 07:49 AM   #1
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Sealing Windows

We have two minor issues on our windows and when I read this forum I'm not always sure if people are talking about the gray gasket sealing the window itself or the weather stripping that goes around the inside of the window frame against the trailer.

1. For the window seal itself I have a couple windows where the gasket has pulled out of the corners. No visible leaking but I'd like to address this.
My plan here is to re-seat as much of the gasket as possible then use a silicon sealer to fill any gaps. I do not want to completely remove the existing gaskets as they are not leaking. Any feedback?
2. For the Window frames I've purchased the correct stripping I plan on applying.
We've brought the windows into the work area one by one and plan on removing the old weather stripping. It looks like a scrape job but I wonder if someone has a recommendation on removing the weather stripping. Is it just a razor blade or some miracle compound? (other than elbow grease)

Thanks for any feedback.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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i am wondering the same thing ... the windows look like they have a thin gray seal around the outside frame/ window. not sure if this can be puirchased or not
mine are coming out of the window frame on the corners
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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Several great threads on sealing seams and windows on the forums. Use the search and any variation of sealing seams or sealing windows.

Amazing thing that search function!
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Lol seriously I started with search but then again I can't find milk in the refrigerator.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #5
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The gray gasket is U-shaped and it can't be replaced without removing the window and taking the frame apart which is not something you want to do if you don't have to. What I did was cut the lip flush with the window frame and then put a bead of Trempro-635 polyurethane caulk. Don't use silicone. A razor blade or utility knife works great for this. If the gasket leaks, water can get inside the frame and then leak inside the trailer through the seams at the top and bottom of the window frame. Also water that gets between the glass and the gasket will eventually find its way between the two panes of glass and fog them.

This thread should help.


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Old 03-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Perryg is right. I had a leak coming in from the front window after the first rain after I brought my Argosy home. Then I discovered Trempro and used it as Perryg has said (I just guessed though as I couldn't find anything on this forum about it) and it took care of the issue. I then did the same for all windows as they all were going to leak at some point.
Again, don't use silicone.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:49 AM   #7
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I've found that a plastic chisel works great for removing the old seals and adhesive. And it won't scratch the aluminum. I usually soften the adhesive with a little solvent (mineral spirits) first. Amazon sells the plastic chisels.
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