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Old 09-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Rubber door seal

Need help on where I can purchase the correct size door seal that runs around the actual door of our 1974 Trillium. It's black rubber. My husband bought one this past summer from our local camper supply and the height is too tall so when you go to shut the door, you have to slam it where I prefer to push it shut so as not to wake up the deer and the birds in the morning. I was raised not to slam doors. Plus, I just don't like the amount of tension it creates when closing it - I worry it can cause problems with the hinges. Any suggestions? Thank you, and happy camping!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Do you see anything like it here?: Weatherstripping for Cars and Boats - Automotive and Marine Weatherstrip and Trims

Or here? Trim-Seals - Trim-Lok
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You could try here, 5th item down:
http://trilliumrv.files.wordpress.co...rtsinvnew2.pdf
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Thank you Tom & Roy! I think this takes care of it!!! Thank you kindly. Happy trails!
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The Trim Lok site looks like it has it perfect, but it requires a 500' roll which costs over $400.00. Trillium has a 16' bulb seal per the link from Roy, but it's $54.00. I know I can get this cheaper somewhere else. Can I ask for more help? The old seal was about 5/8" Wide and 1/4" thick. And it was the "D" shaped rubber seal that goes on the door.
I just remember there are so many inexpensive ways to get what is needed. Just like the T molding I replaced years ago. Trillium is $108.00 and I believe we paid about $30.00 because of a referral on this forum. And it has held up beautifully!
Thank you again.....sorry to be a bother.
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Find the one you want on the Trim Lok site, get the part # and search on ebay. Lots of people there sell by the foot or smaller piece.
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Will do! Thank you again!
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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Find the one you want on the Trim Lok site, get the part # and search on ebay. Lots of people there sell by the foot or smaller piece.
Exactly right.

JC Whitney also sells shorter pieces, if they have what you need . They have free shipping coupon codes on line almost constantly.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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I replaced my 1978 Trillium door seal gasket last year. I bought the gasket material from Gillette RV, East Lansing, MI. I had to buy a whole roll, special order, but needed only half of it. I have the other half in my basement. Can part with it for my cost (1/2 of $217.30) If interested, PM me.

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Trillium has a 16' bulb seal per the link from Roy, but it's $54.00. I know I can get this cheaper somewhere else.
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I had to buy a whole roll, special order, but needed only half of it. I have the other half in my basement. Can part with it for my cost (1/2 of $217.30)
Might be worth Kristy's interest, by the time you factor in shipping and taxes.
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I replaced my 1978 Trillium door seal gasket last year. I bought the gasket material from Gillette RV, East Lansing, MI. I had to buy a whole roll, special order, but needed only half of it. I have the other half in my basement. Can part with it for my cost (1/2 of $217.30) If interested, PM me.

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Marv, have you considered getting your money back by selling it by the foot on eBay? You might even make a profit.
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Tom...Haven't considered selling until this thread. I'd just as soon sell all of if at once. I have a friend nearby with an older Trillium who may need it in a year or two. If not, then I'll shop it around some more
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Tom...Haven't considered selling until this thread. I'd just as soon sell all of if at once.
I understand that, but there are a limited number of people that want $200 worth of weatherstrip, but lots that would buy 10 or 15 feet at a time. There is an opportunity for you to make a profit on it by cutting it into shorter pieces. I mention this because I've been in a similar situation and found eBay to be pretty painless.

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I have a friend nearby with an older Trillium who may need it in a year or two. If not, then I'll shop it around some more
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I'm checking with Marv on purchasing just 17'. But, in the meantime, I'll check Ebay. I found one on Trim-Lok's website, and I'm wondering if it's appropriate for this application. The one we have right now is 1/2" tall, and it's just too tall. So, if anyone has an opinion on these three on Trim-Lok's site, I'd appreciate it. I wish I still had a piece of the old seal, but I think it was about 5/8" wide and 1/4" thick. Here are the three I'm looking at, Series 1543, 100, or 109. I found the 109 on Ebay, but it's stating for slide out windows. And they also have two different types of "tape" systems to choose from.
Buying D rubber seal is like buying toothpaste. There's just not one type is there? It was so simple when it was Colgate or Arm & Hammer.
Thanks everyone!!!!
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