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Old 04-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Window seal - newby

This is my first post on this site, and I must say it is a very valuable resource. Perhaps it is because of my unfamiliarity with the layout of the forum, but try as I may, I can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

First of all, I am re doing my windows in a 74' 17' boler. There is a trim that holds the windows in the frame. I can't seem to figure out what they are called nor where I might order them... if they can be ordered. I will try to attach a pic of what I mean.

Secondly, the point where my 7point power cord enters the trailer has no gasket or cover or anything around it to prevent dirt and moisture from entering the unit: it just goes in through a hole in the fiberglass covered with some kind of silicone horror show. What could I use to seal that up properly?

Thanks in advance. As I do projects on the trailer, I will be sure to send updates.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I cannot help on the source for the pane gasket; I took my window out and found an automotive glass shop to fix it up for me.

That flex wire covering looks like all your wires are run separately.
I bought a cable assembly that was pre-made, so I didn't need that flex covering.
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Depending on the size of the hole, you might make a flex-conduit coupler fitting work from the electrical department of Home Depot.
That would mean totally disconnecting what you have inside and removing it so the hole can be cleaned.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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Glaze bead

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This is my first post on this site, and I must say it is a very valuable resource. Perhaps it is because of my unfamiliarity with the layout of the forum, but try as I may, I can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

First of all, I am re doing my windows in a 74' 17' boler. There is a trim that holds the windows in the frame. I can't seem to figure out what they are called nor where I might order them... if they can be ordered. I will try to attach a pic of what I mean
Hi Greg, Welcome! It looks like glaze bead. Try this place. They are helpful and will send you a sample. The measurement refers to the thickness of the glass.

Interstate RV Metal & Supply

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both. You are right, Frederick, the wires are separate. They are ugly, and in my opinion, are less protected and subject to wear. I think you are right, a new cable with the coupler is a fine idea. Will do.

As for the "Glaze Bead", thanks for that, Keith. I will be sure to order that from Interstate. Do you or anyone else have any advice about how to properly install it? perhaps there is a link in the forum to a 'how to?' If there isn't, I'll put up some pictures as I do it... hopefully without any bloody fingers in the shot!
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Bloody fingers?

Greg, LOL Funny you should ask. I just got done replacing the bead in my 5 windows using two thumbs and a small hammer.
I have an appointment on Tuesday to replace glass in two! My My am I happy about that. LOL
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