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Old 04-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #29
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The "channel" seal is part AS1268 and the glass moves laterally or vertically in it and it is placed between the edges of the glass and the window frame. The material that seals the frame to the cutout is putty, epoxy sealer, silicone, etc.
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Okay, I understand that. The part looked like channel to me, with the furry bits, and I couldn't figure out how it could be the outer seal.

The U-hauls I've seen (granted only two and they were 13's) looked like they had rubber around the edges holding the window in to the body. Kind of like a smaller version of the front/rear Boler window seal (not sure if it had lock strip, but the same idea of rubber lips). The rubber was a bit deteriorated and I did some Internet searching to see about potentially replacing it, and never found a part number for that piece.

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Old 04-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #30
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Okay, I understand that. The part looked like channel to me, with the furry bits, and I couldn't figure out how it could be the outer seal.

The U-hauls I've seen (granted only two and they were 13's) looked like they had rubber around the edges holding the window in to the body. Kind of like a smaller version of the front/rear Boler window seal (not sure if it had lock strip, but the same idea of rubber lips). The rubber was a bit deteriorated and I did some Internet searching to see about potentially replacing it, and never found a part number for that piece.

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Thanks, Raya, for pointing this out -- I wasn't very articulate in my description of my window problem. That external rubber lip around each window is decomposing and I've only found info about replacing the window's guts -- it's been confusing. To fix my windows, I'd have to replace the rubber on both sides of the metal frame.

Not to mention the furry strip between the sliders that is falling apart, along with a light rubber squeegee piece that is rotting . . . and two cracked handle/lock thing-ys.

So, has anyone replaced the outside of the window frame's rubber --between the fiberglass and the metal window frame? If so, care to advise? If you have an old Uhaul and you haven't replaced that rubber . . . what's your secret? Does it still look ok? What is the life expectancy of rubber, anyway?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:12 PM   #31
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Hi Ami,

I love the thought of replacing the channel seal without removing the windows / window frame! Did you just press the channel seal into place or did you first add a little sealant/adhesive to the bottom of the channel seal or window frame?

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The channel seal is done without any glue, just press it into place. It can be done with two screwdrivers but it is much easier to use a sealing tool (described and displayed in Kevin61 video

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Old 04-26-2009, 03:36 PM   #32
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The channel seal is done without any glue, just press it into place. It can be done with two screwdrivers but it is much easier to use a sealing tool (described and displayed in Kevin61 video
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We removed the plexiglass windows in our Burro and had tempered glass installed
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