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Old 07-15-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Door rubber trim

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We are the proud owers of a 1972 Boler. I am looking forward to renovating it in the off season but are presently using it for short camping trips. One of the problems is the rubber sealing strip on the trailer that seals the door when it is closed. My problem is that it is gone in places. Has anyone had a similar problem and if so what did you use to replace it.

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Wayne and Audrey
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Old 07-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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same thing here with my trill

But the door seals pretty good with out it well enought to keep no see ums out yes i can see some daylight here and there but so far not a bother . maybe someone has a source for the rubber strip?
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Old 07-15-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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Me too :sporty I'd love to hear what people are using for replacement door and window seals!
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Old 07-15-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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I purchased new weather strip at my local auto parts supplier. It is a hollow tube about 3/4 inch thick, a bit too thick to start. After 2 months it has squashed to a nice fit, though I do have to push a bit on the door to latch it. I am pleased since the resulting airtight fit was my goal.

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:34 PM   #5
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* * * * * * I purchased new weather strip at my local auto parts supplier. It is a hollow tube about 3/4 inch thick, a bit too thick to start. After 2 months it has squashed to a nice fit, though I do have to push a bit on the door to latch it. I am pleased since the resulting airtight fit was my goal.

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Hi John
I like that idea--I will try it.:wave
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Old 07-15-2003, 05:51 PM   #6
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Weather Stripping

When I bought my trailer, the bottom of the door was always getting wet. The weather stripping still looked good, but I decided to try a new application. I think that it had been put on incorrectly before.

With the door open and looking at the inside of the door, I started on the lower left side and worked my way around to the bottom of the other side. I then cut a piece and put it across the bottom in between the long piece that goes around the door. By leaving the two sides open that face the ground, it seems to allow the moisture to escape without getting the door wet.

Does that make sense? All I know it that it was always wet before and it hasn't been wet in the year plus since.

It is a very, very easy inexpensive fix to an agravating problem.
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:55 PM   #7
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door seal

I have a 2002 model 16 ft scamp. when I was in Ren Fro Valley for the last get together I noticed my door seal had pulled loose, when I got home I replaced it with weather seal I had on hand bought at one of the mart stores, it didn't last two weeks I will follow john's lead and use the auto supply house rubber tube type.
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:26 PM   #8
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Door sealing rubber trim

When I renovated my Boler, I had to replace that door trim. But it is a 17 ft. If yours is a 13' I dont know if it uses the same trim.
I found mine at http://www.faucher.ca/eng/trans/index2.htm in F Section (PDF Document) page F11 art. 623-0138

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f174c86f1b42Faucher rubber door trim.jpg/>
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:34 PM   #9
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I bought some stuf at Home Depot (comes in gray and brown) that is like a half-circle on a flat strip. I put two of them side-by-side and they seem to be working fine.

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Old 07-19-2003, 11:59 AM   #10
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Weatherstrip for the Door

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I had problems with dust leaks in my Dolphin when I first got it. My favorite campground in the West Country is down a stretch of Gravel road about 6 miles long. Fine flour- like dust would seep in around the door. I bought some closed cell foam weatherstrip from Bumper to bumper, which had a self stick strip on one side. The adhesive strip soon let go, so I removed it and purchased a small tube of weatherstrip cement from my GM dealer. That was about 1996 and the strip is still there.:banana
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Orginally posted by Raymond Brodeur

When I renovated my Boler, I had to replace that door trim. But it is a 17 ft. If yours is a 13' I dont know if it uses the same trim.
I found mine at http://www.faucher.ca/eng/trans/index2.htm in F Section (PDF Document) page F11 art. 623-0138

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f174c86f1b42Faucher rubber door trim.jpg/>
Ray, I've been to every place I can think of here to find a replacement for my door trim with no luck. I will be phoning Faucher on Monday morning! Thanks for the info :wave

PS - some guy at one store told me that crazy glue can be used to repair/fill cracks/etc in the existing gasket - is that for real - does he know how many hours and tubes of glue that would take?! But, maybe there's some merit in his suggestion if someone has just some minor gasket repairing to do.
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Old 07-20-2003, 09:50 AM   #12
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My auto supply store weatherstrip as described above also had a peel and stick side and seems to stick well. But, I know I may have problems down the road. I always keep a tube of 3M super weatherstrip adheasive on hand. Super is the right word here, this stuff is amazingly sticky and seems to last forever. Highly recommended. I buy it in the yellow color, it also comes in black. My local hardware store has it as does nearly any auto parts store.


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Old 07-20-2003, 10:11 AM   #13
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No glue for me, please!

The right stuff will stay on without adhesive. It slips over the door and holds tight. If necessary, a single rivet at each end will do the trick.

Super glue is wicked. I mean wicked. I'm of the humble opinion that you do not want this stuff within 100 miles of your fiberglass.

Silicone, caulk, or whatever, okay. Just think long and hard about super glue. What happens when you need to replace the trim the next time and the glue is still there and ain't going nowhere, but the rubber is gone? :nope
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Old 07-20-2003, 02:46 PM   #14
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My experience with super glue is... when it gets wet it stops being super....
The only thing it really sticks good to is your fingers and it's own cap.

For anything heavy duty I use J.B. Weld.
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