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Old 06-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #29
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I would also think I could just push the stuff on about halfway and then close down the top and let it push itself to the needed depth. My problem is going to be cleaning old glue and rubber off the lip as it looks like the previous owner glued the stuff back on at some point. It's a mess.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:09 AM   #30
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My original bulb seal was glued & had a rivet at each corner. After you get it off, clamp down the top and measure the gap range. The Black & White bulb seal you linked to looks very small.

I have plenty of good no-see-um screen you may like. (I went with a stretchable mesh primarily to work better in conjunction with light-weight removable panels.)

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What i realize looking at the trailer is that there is a bulge on top directly over the wheels. I suspect over time (42 years) the trailer has sagged a bit except at the axle. So yes, it definitely needs a bigger bulb to fill any gaps. But I wonder about also putting a bulb on the top of the wood frame (to give a second weather point?) Something like a door-threshold bulb. That won't help protect the lift mechanism from rust but will help keep water out of the interior.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #32
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The roof on my Campster undulates with the highest points at the structural cabinet verticals. (Probably always has to a great degree.) I removed material with a Dremel Tool & sanding bit and added were the "lip" was short (and it was very short at the middle front where water would rush in when if towing in rain).

Mine would have been a lot easier if I had found & purchased a 1 inch bulb seal, as I had to add material in 3 areas. The 3/4 inch was too small for a good seal where the gap was greatest.

I think you really want to get a good seal at this lip. But I did go ahead and also add a foam strip to the inner wood frame, primarily as a dust / air seal.

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #33
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Have you seen a one inch seal anywhere? I am figuring on getting the same one you bought but haven't ordered it yet. Mine was fine with the old one which was about that size but I may add the seal on top of the wood frame, too. I need to be ready to install it when I have the poptop fabric out.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #34
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I could only find 1-inch in 100+ foot rolls.
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I still have not done this- trying to decide what to order now. McMaster or this slightly less expensive Trim-Lok. Trim Seal, Top Bulb w/ Vinyl Grip, 25' by TRIM LOK INC - Rubber Edge Trim Seals by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies I haven't found white or a 1 inch bulb but was going to go out and look at the old stuff I tore off to see how big it was. The pipe insulation has actually been working pretty well- I'm tempted to get the glue-on kind and paint it and stick with it.
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