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Old 04-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #57
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Norm, please post a picture of your finished project. I'll bet others would like to see the finished product. Thanks Joe
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #58
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Joe, I'll take a picture and post ir tonight
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #59
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Been reading this thread with interest as I need a new door seal. I've looked at lots of links and see different stuff. Can you please specify where you ordered from and possibly the part number??
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I ordered from the ebay link in message #50. It is supposed to be here by Thursday. It was 15 feet and $30 including the shipping. The poster stated that he would have preferred the clamp part to be a bit wider than 1/8 so I ordered the same product with 3/16 wide griping side.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #60
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Gasket Pictures

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I wish I'd asked what you want pictures of specifically. Regardless I took a picture with the Door Closed and the Door Open. If you have a specific picture you want just follow up.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #61
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I tried to blow up the pictures for clarity of the trim but not sure it worked out well in trying to help or not.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #62
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Looks like you took the seal completely off the door opening.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #63
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Mike thanks for rotating the pictures.

Steve, I did take the standard foam off the door. The hardest part of the install was removing the foam. I took off as much foam as possible with a knife and than used WD-40 to get off the glue.

I also attached a board below the door to the bottom of the frame to get a really good seal at the bottom. It's hard to imagine that the newer Scamp's wouldn't already have this board to enhance the sealing.

I'll take a picture of the board and the material. The standard black trim around the door also is taken off.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:43 PM   #64
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Did you try mounting it on the opening first? I was thinking of trying it on the opening and seeing if that would work. When I get it delivered I'll look at it and see what the best option would be. As thorough as you generally are I'm sure you must have looked at all the options.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #65
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Mike.

The following is a picture of a piece of the gasket material. I bought it at Autozone but I wish I had purchased it some where else because it was not long enough to do it with one piece.

The second picture is the piece of wood that I attached to the bottom of the Scamp's Floor allowing the bottom of the door to have a firm surface to seal against.

Previously the door sealed above the white board. You can see residual foam above the bottom white board.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #66
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A trick I learned in the auto biz, is a way to measure seal gaps (to determine the correct seal diameter). Make little cones from modeling clay and stick them in the critical areas. Gently close the door until it just latches (no over slam). The clay will deform and hold the height once you reopen the door.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #67
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Ahhhhhh! Not really possible to mount it at the bottom unless it is installed on the door.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #68
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Norm: Thanks for posting the pictures. I now am clear as to why you needed to add the board at the bottom It really looks nice. Keep us informed as to how it hold up. Again Thanks for the pictures Joe
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #69
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Great job Norm. My Scamp needs new weathstripping too. It needed it when I purchased it and the PO knew that and gave me some that he had purchased but hadn't gotten around to. I was going to use it because its free. But after seeing yours, I'm tempted to bite the bullet and use the stuff you used. I like the way it looks and keeps the entry clean and avoids the creeping gasket syndrome.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #70
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Thanks for all the kind words but all the credit goes to Dave Brown.

I will report on how it works for me.
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