Ventura owner fighting to remove old rotting rubber seal thing - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-21-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ventura owner fighting to remove old rotting rubber seal thing

Shure the side windows where a breeze!! This back one I can't get to move no matter what I do!!..otjer then breaking the flap off in bits ( I'm talking about the top rubber seal of the window)


Tips how to remove so I can get new in be supper appreciated !!
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:59 PM   #2
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You might want to buy one of the auto trim removal tool sets. They allow you to slip the tools between things such as gaskets and give it gentle pry without causing damage to surfaces.
5 Piece Auto Trim and Molding Tool Set

This is another type but there is something similar in the set above.
https://www.trimlok.com/prod/Locking...Stick_240.aspx
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:36 PM   #3
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try some heat like a hairdryer on the plastic trim. It may soften it a bit. If you do break it you can get replacement trim from most rv shops. Remember its only 40 years old and probably never removed, so treat with the respect it deserves
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:00 AM   #4
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Thanks! I'll see what I can find
Lol dudly true its 40 shell be 41 this year lol took allot of yanking to get the side window one off but man looks so nice with the new seal! I got new from vintage trailer supplie
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:55 AM   #5
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I recommended these tools to a friend that owns a vintage trailer and she had good results with them. Cheap and found at some auto parts stores. Probably Sears and Harbor Freight too.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:11 AM   #6
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I found running a sharp blade along the side where it meets the trailer helped.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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I think he is trying to get the black plastic covers off that hide the screws.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:49 PM   #8
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Got it out and new one in!!
Asked my hubby and he had a angled tool like one above showed me
Took me my friend and her 8 year old to get it out but we did it lol
Thanks agine guys!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:50 PM   #9
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Aww prob dudley ...seeking of the covers on the trailers can one buy those ???? I need one for my door
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Aww prob dudley ...seeking of the covers on the trailers can one buy those ???? I need one for my door
Sure you can buy them. First of all you need to take measurements as they come in different sizes. The just do a web search for RV screw cover trim. Or take the piece to your local RV supply store and they will find a match in their catalogs and order it in for you. You do need to know how many feet you require. Depending on what it is it might be sold by the foot or it might be sold as a length such as 8'. There are a couple of versions, it looks as if you have a ridged piece, sometimes screw covers are flexible vinyl so watch for that difference if you order online.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:11 PM   #11
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Ventura . 40 year old black stuff.

I got a roll new black stuff at my R.V. shop for $20.00 , not the same but works o.k. If you go this way cut BIG it shrinks,
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Awsome thanks!!!
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