Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer
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.