Help me find post: poptop double seal - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
Help me find post: poptop double seal

I can't find this with a search but I remember someone saying when there were gaps in the seal when the top was down they put some kind of weatherstripping or seal on the camper roof. Who was that and what was it?
__________________

__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 12:46 AM   #2
Administrator
 
Mary F's Avatar
 
Name: Mary
Trailer: Escape 21; (formerly Casita LD 17 & 16)
Texas
Posts: 9,709
Registry
Sealing Pop-Top Canvas on Trails West Campster.

Or Trails-West Pop-top Weather Seal.
__________________

__________________
Mary F Fiberglass Rules!
________________________________
FGRV Forum Custom Search
Mary F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
Thanks, but it was a recent post dealing with gaps between the Trim Lok and the camper top. I believe as recent as 2016. I just seem to be using the wrong search terms and it won't limit searches to 2016. Maybe I'll try a full google search but limit it to this site in 2016.
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 01:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1980 18' Sunrader Motorhome and 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 1,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer View Post
Thanks, but it was a recent post dealing with gaps between the Trim Lok and the camper top. I believe as recent as 2016. I just seem to be using the wrong search terms and it won't limit searches to 2016. Maybe I'll try a full google search but limit it to this site in 2016.
The keywords you need are "bulb seal trim" There are two versions of it with the trim in different orientations to the bulb. The "side bulb seal trim" is the one needed for the poptops that have a horizontal flange at the lower edge.

On the Trimlock website you will find these Trimlock pieces that have a bulb attached under the menu choice "trim seal".

There are also sellers for the product on Ebay and Amazon. It was (and still is) an automotive accessory product rather than being made specifically for use on RVs so do your search in the automotive parts categories. The measurements are many times given in metric values so have your calculator handy. I have an app on my phone for conversion factors, it gets used often when ordering parts since a lot of countries are working in metric values.

What I have quickly realized while searching for replacements for the various seals that were used on my Campster is that many of them were originally from the automotive industry. When a part was designed for use on RVs the easy way for a designer of that part to go was to choose a readily available, non customized gasket or seal from the very diverse choices available in the automotive parts catalogs and then design his RV products to fit those widely available seals and gaskets. That was a very cost effective way for buyers to obtain the seals versus having the pieces specially made to fit an RV. The good news for us who have the vintage FGTVs is that many of these seeming unobtainable pieces are still being sold. We just have to go looking for them not in the RV supply catalogs but instead in the automotive parts catalogs. I hope this explanation of how designers chose what they used on the FGTVs solves some of the frustration of finding seals and gaskets for your vintage treasures.
__________________
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
I have the seal. That's not the problem. Sometime recently someone posted how he/she had used a second seal on the trailer top to solve a gap in the Trim Lok. I just wanted to remind myself what was done and I can't find the post. (Just occurred to me it might be on the Facebook Compact page so I'll check that.)

I got a fairly large bulb (I think it is 5/8 inch) but because there is some sag in the roof there are places it seals well and other places where it doesn't.
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 04:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 721
Registry
Do you have a link for compact campers group on Facebook?
__________________
Bruce Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 06:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
https://www.facebook.com/groups/435074773236312/
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1980 18' Sunrader Motorhome and 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 1,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer View Post
I have the seal. That's not the problem. Sometime recently someone posted how he/she had used a second seal on the trailer top to solve a gap in the Trim Lok. I just wanted to remind myself what was done and I can't find the post. (Just occurred to me it might be on the Facebook Compact page so I'll check that.)

I got a fairly large bulb (I think it is 5/8 inch) but because there is some sag in the roof there are places it seals well and other places where it doesn't.
I came across this double bulb seal that would mount to the roof and possibly allow the Trim lock bulb on thecover to drop down into the center. Is this perhaps what you have in mind?
http://www.trimlok.com/prod/Lid-Seal...-Seal_184.aspx
__________________
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:32 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
Yes, that's the kind of thing I was looking for. Not sure yet how big the gap is (still attaching the top) but that might do it. Thanks! I tried every search term I could think of and couldn't find the post but I think it referred to something like this.
__________________

__________________
Bobbie Mayer 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
An idea for poptop replacement... Bobbie Mayer Modifications, Alterations and Updates 18 11-20-2016 08:41 AM
Poptop canvas replacement help needed Ricky 4 Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 23 12-29-2012 12:00 PM
PopTop for TrailsWest Campster DJ Hirte Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 26 11-01-2011 10:14 PM
Pleez help me find a post Vickie B. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 17 09-05-2010 11:42 PM
Sorry Double Post John D. General Chat 5 04-04-2006 08:19 PM

» Trailer Showcase

Taco

Nate R

Chiquita

Fortunato
» 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 01:43 AM.


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