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Old 04-12-2019, 02:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy jalousie window gaskets

Hello,
I have a '76 13ft Trillium purchased last year. As the windows leaked (of course) I removed and resealed the windows then (thanks to all the poster's on this forum). Unfortunately I did not replace the gaskets (I only found the Vintage trailer site recently) - wondering if these can be replaced with the windows in place or do I have to completely remove AND disassemble the windows? Also, anyone with the 4900 series windows - where is the glazing channel (#0114Z3 from vintagetrailergaskets.com) used? Can't figure it out and am really hoping I don't have to take the windows apart
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Judi, we removed, cleaned up and re-installed the rear window (Hehr series 4900) on our Trillium 4500 last year.

vintagetrailergaskets dot com shipped us samples of the series 4900 gaskets free of charge. We decided to order and replace the top seal and all of the Y seals, but not the glazing channel gaskets. The glazing channel gaskets seal around each window pane, between the raw glass edge and the aluminum.

We used a thick layer of butyl tape behind the window flange and have not had a problem since. However, also consider (as mentioned in a recent post) that a gray sealant is used to seal the joints in the aluminum frame. After 40 years, this sealant may need to be replaced.

To answer your question, YES the glazing channel gaskets can be replaced without removing the window. To do this, open the window wide then remove each window sash by removing the two screws on each side that hold the window sash to the "Hehr torque bracket". Then disassemble the window sash, extract the old glazing channel, etc.
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Judi,

To try further answer your question:

1. Top seal: I found that the 40 year old top seal was impossible to remove without first unscrewing/separating the top piece of the window frame (on the dining room table). Once the old top seal was removed and the slot cleaned, I was able to easily install the new top seal.

2. Y seals: For the vertical Y seals, we removed the old Y seals and installed new Y seals while the top piece of the window frame was removed. Not sure whether this can be done without removing the top piece of the window frame. For the horizontal Y seal at the bottom of the window, this can be replaced without removing the window from the camper.

3. Glazing channel: see previous post
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Yeah +1 for checking the grey sealant at the bottom outside corners of your windows. Definitely makes a difference for water infiltration.
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