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Old 05-21-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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Do you know what this is called?

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A window in need of the mystery item.

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The piece back in place.

Most of our trailer's plexiglass windows need whatever this is. Is the official name molding? I've searched the weatherstripping and windows/window parts links provided here, but haven't found anything the right shape. I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction - even just knowing the right term for it would be helpful for when I try to describe it to people over the phone.

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Old 05-21-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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Jeanne:

A first step would be to determine the manufacturer of your windows. On ours, which look like yours, the inside frame around the front window has manufacturer's stickers on it (Hehr) which would help. You may have to peer underneath the frames and check carefully to find them, but I think you are likely to find them.

From there on perhaps the manufacturer's website may be of some help.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Per!

I took your advice and e-mailed Hehr's window plant in California, including photos of the part I need. Our windows don't have any manufacturer's labels visible on them, but the parts person at Casita has told me that they were made by Hehr. Hopefully they still use this part in the manufacture of their windows.

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Old 05-23-2006, 07:02 AM   #4
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If you shouldn't hear anything positive back from Hehr, checkout the info from the Helpful-Links page: Windows and window parts

Let us know what you hear please...inquiring minds want to know
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:32 PM   #5
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I got this resource from Hehr when I was looking for rubber moulding for my windows. In fact a guy that has worked there for 30 years knew what I wanted right off from a photo I sent. Appears to be a distributor of their stuff.

Interstate Metal Fabricators
13509 S E Johnson Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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I got this resource from Hehr when I was looking for rubber moulding for my windows. In fact a guy that has worked there for 30 years knew what I wanted right off from a photo I sent. Appears to be a distributor of their stuff.

Interstate Metal Fabricators
13509 S E Johnson Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 786-8860

email:info@interstatemetals.com
Thanks Roy for the excellent tip! I still haven't heard back from Hehr yet, but KC Gibler at Interstate Metal responded back to my email in only 10 minutes! Customer service is alive and well in Milwaukie, Oregon. He helpfully sent me a photo of the part they have in stock, and I think it's a match for what I need. It's so encouraging to be able to find replacement parts for older trailers!

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KC Gibler at Interstate Metal responded back to my email in only 10 minutes! Customer service is alive and well in Milwaukie, Oregon.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:27 PM   #8
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My mystery item is part # 009-057 at Interstate Metal Fabricators (503)786-8860, and costs 55 cents/ft. Thanks everyone for helping me track it down!

Update: The part arrived in the mail. When we installed it we saw that it wasn't an exact replacement for the original part. It bunches up a little bit at the corners, and a small gap exists between the rubber piece and the plexiglass window (I think the person from Hehr Manufacturing said the part is actually made for glass windows), but it is a huge improvement over nothing at all.


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