Boler front window sealing - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-25-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Boler front window sealing

Hello, I'm replacing the front window. When taking out the old panel, I found some material inside the rubber around the edge. Anyone knows what that is and where to get it? Thank you everyone for responding.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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When we replaced the window panes on our 77 Scamp 13 it turns out that I bought the wrong thickness of plexiglass and it leaked - I should have noticed that the gasket was a bit loose but did not. But I was able to make it work by taking out the panes and padding around the edges of the window pane with Gorilla tape! I had to experiment to get the right number of layers, but was able to get it tight enough that it does not leak. That is, except for the one I missed that I am going to redo this week!!

So maybe that is what happened at a window pane change by a previous owner - the replacement was too thin and it leaked. Gorilla tape was easier than trying to find and buy the correct thickness of plexiglass since Randy had already cut the windows to size!


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Old 07-26-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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Thank you - Janet & Randy, that could explain. I was wondering if there is something optional but still making it 'better' even with the right gasket.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:54 PM   #4
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With the correct thickness of window and the correct locking seal you should not need anything else. I am guessing the wrong seal was used and this is a sealant or some remedy which should not be there. Here is my article on the front & rear windows which does include the correct seal part number. Front & Rear Windows - Boler-Camping
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:59 PM   #5
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Thank you - Ian, matter in fact, I have been following the information you provides on the web site when renovating my 72 Boler 1300.
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