Door Gasket? - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Jared J's Avatar
 
Name: Jared
Trailer: 1984 19' scamp
Kansas
Posts: 1,610
I found some at o'reillys auto that seems to work. Speaking of which, I need to get more, I was 2' short, I hate Murphy.
__________________

__________________
Jared J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Jared. Was there a part number?
__________________

__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Murphy and I are on a first name basis. It usually entails five or six trips to the big box store to complete a simple project and costs twice as much as budgeted. Two feet or two inches, it's still aggrevating.... I fill your pain. File this under "lessons learned."
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Jared J's Avatar
 
Name: Jared
Trailer: 1984 19' scamp
Kansas
Posts: 1,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post
Jared. Was there a part number?
Not that I have. If I remember, I'll get some in the morning and check it.
__________________
Jared J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:34 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
Name: Russ
Trailer: Scamp 16' side dinette, Airstream Safari 19'
California
Posts: 588
I have tried replacing my Scamps foam door gasket with new material ordered from them. It only lasted for a few weeks and migrated sideways. The adhesive let the gasket slide sideways. I then fabricated an aluminum channel which I pop riveted to the door frame surface using sealer underneath. I then stuck new foam gasket inside the channel. The channel was 1/8" deep, so held the gasket from sliding sideways. (NOT!) The gasket still slid right over the channel flange! Doh...
I then had to rethink the problem which would have been simple using a cad program to see what was happening. I don't have a cad program, but have plenty of Mc Donald's napkins, a compass and ruler. After a few minutes I could fully see the problem. It happens due to the way the door wraps around the body contour like airplane doors do, and the position of the hinge axis. While looking down from the top of the door straight down through the hinge axis you can model the path of the door gasket as the door opens. You will see that the the door gasket near the middle of the door lifts off the trailer side at a fairly steep angle due to the closeness of the gasket to the hinge axis. But the gasket near the door top and bottom where it wraps inward scrubs sideways when the door is opened. This is caused by the increased distance between the gasket and hinge axis, and that the gasket is well inboard of the hinge center. The door top and bottom sections are where the adhesive won't hold the gasket in place. Not a coincidence. I drew up a model with the hinge axis relocated farther away from the door edge and very close to the trailer side. (I used a new Mc Donald's napkin) The new model significantly steepens the withdraw angle of the gasket, which may in practice solve the sliding gasket syndrome.
When I find some time I will fabricate some new hinges and re-mount my door. I'll keep y'all posted how it works.
Russ

Photo of channel experiment below.
Attached Thumbnails
DSC00064.jpg  
__________________
ruscal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 08:11 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
GMike A's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe 17" K5NAN
Texas
Posts: 685
Wow Russ awesome explanation. Guess it wouldn't happen if the door were hinged on the other side. Will definitely follow this thread. I went to McDonalds today and they were handing out paper towels as they had run out of Napkins.
__________________
Mike
K5NAN
"Miss Adventures"
If you Rest, You Rust
GMike A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:34 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Bigfoot, Trillium, Scamp 5th Wheel
Spokane Wa. and Las Vegas, Nv.
Posts: 1,312
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jared J View Post
Not that I have. If I remember, I'll get some in the morning and check it.
Are you talking about the hard trim or the soft weatherstripping?
__________________
Steve Hammel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruscal View Post
I have tried replacing my Scamps foam door gasket with new material ordered from them. It only lasted for a few weeks and migrated sideways. The adhesive let the gasket slide sideways. .
LOL the Sliding Gasket Syndrome! Know it all to well which is why I want to use the rubber gasket. Have replacing the foam 3rd times in six years and its again on my spring todo list!! Might have to just call out to Escape this week to find out what the product number and name is that they use!
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Bigfoot, Trillium, Scamp 5th Wheel
Spokane Wa. and Las Vegas, Nv.
Posts: 1,312
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
LOL the Sliding Gasket Syndrome! Know it all to well which is why I want to use the rubber gasket. Have replacing the foam 3rd times in six years and its again on my spring todo list!! Might have to just call out to Escape this week to find out what the product number and name is that they use!
If it works let us know.
__________________
Steve Hammel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 12:58 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
David B.'s Avatar
 
Name: Dave & Paula Brown
Trailer: Lil Snoozy
Arizona
Posts: 1,717
Registry
That's the very reason that I applied the DOOR seal ON the DOOR. Works great and no leaks. If you look at my posts you can see the inner seal only goes part way around the body door opening, butting up against the original trim piece, so the DOOR seal can come in contact without ripping off a body seal.
__________________
David B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
David what you have used is what I am after and as I recall looks very much like what Escape uses (could be wrong on that though). Only problem is the website you gave doesnt seem to turn anything up as T-2 on a search and when I went to two automotive supply stores locally they had no idea as to what I was talking about when I asked them for T-2 type gasket. :-(
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
This looks like a pretty good match...

Metro Molding Door Seal





Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 02:23 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Jared J's Avatar
 
Name: Jared
Trailer: 1984 19' scamp
Kansas
Posts: 1,610
This is what I used:







The door shuts pretty tight now, but I'm fine with that. No light shows through (except at the bottom, haven't messed with that mess, yet.
__________________
Jared J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Bigfoot, Trillium, Scamp 5th Wheel
Spokane Wa. and Las Vegas, Nv.
Posts: 1,312
Registry
Maybe put a rivet or two in the flat part if it starts wandering.
__________________

__________________
Steve Hammel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trillium Door Gasket noah Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 16 05-03-2015 09:27 PM
Door gasket question Sharry B Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 1 05-13-2012 01:28 PM
Door gasket material floyd Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 13 07-23-2009 09:00 PM
Dometic RM2201 Door Gasket Nate M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 06-24-2009 01:29 AM
door trim or gasket Ricky 4 Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 8 02-08-2009 02:16 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.