Weatherstripping help needed - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-16-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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I think the final thing to figure out is my weather stripping around the door. I bought some foam stuff from home depot - once I put it on, I was unable to close the door - some areas were way too tight and others I could still see outside. Any quick fix suggestions.

I saw some rubber tube type self adhesive stripping at the rv store but it was way too small. Otherwise I looked like it would be perfect. It could squish down for the tight areas and stay expanded for the big spaces.

Anyone have any ideas out there???

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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I think the final thing to figure out is my weather stripping around the door. I bought some foam stuff from home depot - once I put it on, I was unable to close the door - some areas were way too tight and others I could still see outside. Any quick fix suggestions.

I saw some rubber tube type self adhesive stripping at the rv store but it was way too small. Otherwise I looked like it would be perfect. It could squish down for the tight areas and stay expanded for the big spaces.

Anyone have any ideas out there???

Robin
try some foam pipe insulation, it comes in 8 ft lengths and is self adhesive.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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If the foam insulation does't work out, maybe hit the auto wrecker for a car door weatherstripping. Mine came off a VW Jetta, but there are probably other ones that could work. I had to cut it down a bit, but it holds on great, and does the job.
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If the foam insulation does't work out, maybe hit the auto wrecker for a car door weatherstripping. Mine came off a VW Jetta, but there are probably other ones that could work. I had to cut it down a bit, but it holds on great, and does the job.
That sounds like a good idea - did you just use 2 sided tape for adhesive??

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I didn't need to use any adhesive. There was sort of a metal channel on the inside that I had to pry open to slip it on, and it just needed to be clamped shut a bit here and there with pliers. Very easy.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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Robin, that foam tape is available in different widths and thickness too. How thick n wide you need/want to go depends on your trailer. This is for the door, RIGHT, not the rubber gasket on the body itself????
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Robin:
I have a plain, flat RV door on mine, but the frame holding it needs to be removed, shimmed and reset. When that is done I will likely go back to the JC Whitney catalog and check out their selection of rubber molding profiles. I will be looking for the right dimensions in a profile and hopefully a soft, compliant style which will seal well without making it hard to compress and close the door. The idea of using automotive rubber seems like a good one to me.
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Hi: The proper (Boler/Scamp) door gasket seal is still being used by Scamp and is avail. from their parts dept. 1 800 346 4962 and ships by mail...Cost $8.00 for the 2pc. set + S/H. Hinge pin sets$5.00 and brass bushings$1.50 also avail!!!
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