Solar Mounting Gasket - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Solar Mounting Gasket

Where the Solar Panel mounts in the track there is what looks like a rubber seal. Where would I get this part? My camper is an 86 U Haul and the rubber has rotted and has to be replaced before I can remount it on the roof.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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Take a picture. There may be a stock off the shelf solution that someone knows about. Not too likely that U-haul still carries it LOL!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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U Haul does not. Will try and get a picture here in a little bit.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:56 AM   #4
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Too bad I threw mine away, I think it was OK. Can you use a piece of tire tube. Depending on the thickness, you could use a bicycle tube for a thin piece, car tube for thicker, truck or tractor tube for thicker yet. I keep stuff like that around, never know what you might need a piece of rubber for, pieces of truck mudflap too come in handy.
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The rubber on mine was shot, so I just used two layers of electrical tape. The only function of the "gasket" is to keep the glass out of direct contact with the metal, which can cause a stress concentration and breakage.

I didn't leave it like this for long, as I installed a larger panel.
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It is just foam rubber used as a cushioning material. I have about 30' of 4" wide stuff . PM me with address and I wiil send you some
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Sounds like camper mounting tape.
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