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.
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!