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Old 05-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #57
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Butly tape is used on the exterior of the fibreglass, but under the flange of the window. You put it on the window before you put the window back on the trailer. It goes on the side of the flange that touches the trailer. As you tighten the screws that hold the window on, some should squish out. Trim that off with a plastic or wood implement, so you don't scratch the fibreglass.
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Thank you, again, Dave!!!! By the time we get to this we will be considered experienced with all the quesion I ask and your answers I am reading so much on this site and trying to decipher what will work for us.

What caulking sealant do you recommend? Not silicone, that I've read. We are just spot sealing areas to be sure of no leaks until we can finally get at it.

Another BIG question. I want to seal around the vent on the roof - just to give me peace of mind that it will not leak until we can really work on it. I am assuming you CAN NOT walk on the roof. A ladder is a must. Correct?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:40 AM   #59
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I use my daughters for any work on the roof. Even then it flexes quite a bit.

If all you want is a temporary sealant, Mono Ultra is what I use.
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Sorry, Dave, what did you mean by that?
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Ah, so one can be on the roof. If done very carefully I would imagine. Thanks Dave !
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I told my daughter to park her butt over the rise of the trolley roof. This is as close to a truss as these trailers get.
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Butly tape is used on the exterior of the fibreglass, but under the flange of the window. You put it on the window before you put the window back on the trailer. It goes on the side of the flange that touches the trailer. As you tighten the screws that hold the window on, some should squish out. Trim that off with a plastic or wood implement, so you don't scratch the fibreglass.

Hey Dave 1977 trilllium 1300 windows cranks will not work. The cranks are new but the hardware will not close the window. Any ideas on how to fix windows?
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You might try saturating the control mechanism with penetrating oil ( WD40 or the like), let it soak a bit then ease the opener back and forth. Maybe lube the joints of the arms on each pane, depending on what is frozen. Good luck!
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Agreed..This is a great thread and so much useful info.
I'm almost excited about doing all of our windows as next project.
Thanks for links to fastener source. Stainless in small little packs is crazy $
Time to source the butyl tape - sigh.
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Hey Dave 1977 trilllium 1300 windows cranks will not work. The cranks are new but the hardware will not close the window. Any ideas on how to fix windows?
If the above suggestions don't work, you can buy new gear assemblies. I think Joe Thoen with Trillium / Outback has some.
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We're planning to remove and replace the wood on our windows on our 1975 Trillium 1300 next month and then replace the worn out seals before reinstalling them. I'm planning to order some parts from Vintage Trailer Supply. I've read thru at least 8 different threads of what folks have done. So far in my cart I have the Jalousie Header & Sill Seal, the Jalousie J-Seal (24'), and the Jalousie Glass Retainer Discs (2 packs). Besides butyl tape and the wood, is there anything else that we'll need? Is that enough of each of those items?
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We're planning to remove and replace the wood on our windows on our 1975 Trillium 1300 next month and then replace the worn out seals before reinstalling them. I'm planning to order some parts from Vintage Trailer Supply. I've read thru at least 8 different threads of what folks have done. So far in my cart I have the Jalousie Header & Sill Seal, the Jalousie J-Seal (24'), and the Jalousie Glass Retainer Discs (2 packs). Besides butyl tape and the wood, is there anything else that we'll need? Is that enough of each of those items?
You may want to get same new Stainless Steel screws for reattachment.

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Suggestion! If you're using stainless steel fasteners anywhere that may touch the aluminum, put a nylon washer at the touch point. Stainless and aluminim don't play well together and you'll eventually end up with "galling," mismatched metals that "freeze."
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