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Old 04-17-2024, 08:46 AM   #1
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Casita rebuild door, window and walls

Hi all. I am rehabbing a 96 Casita Spirit. The door needs to be replaced, but I am having a hard time finding one because it is the curved model. Any suggestions on where to look?

The back window is also cracked and broken. Again it is curved, which seems to make it harder to find one to replace it. Any suggestions?

Previous owners had also taken the carpet off and replaced it with cork. That obviously didnít work well and had become moldy. I have removed that and cleaned things up but am trying to decide what to put on the walls. I have found a marine grade half inch pad with vinyl lining that is typically used for upholstery. Do you think this would work? I am not opposed to the carpet but canít find it with the pad like Casita uses. I also thought the vinyl would be easier to clean, especially because I have dogs.

Thank you in advance! I really appreciate all of the suggestions!
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What did you end up doing for the window? I'm replacing a similar one. Did you use Lexan or Plexiglas?
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So Iím still working on it, but I am using plexiglass. I went to Loweís and they cut it to the sizes that I needed, but they only do straight cuts. So I am going to use a Dremel to make the curved corners. One of the plexiglasses (Tufak I think it was called) is made it be stronger and shatter proof, so I am using that. I am trying to find the seal that then goes between the frame and the window to help hold it in place. I am now working with Pelland Industries to try to figure out the right seal. Someone on one of the facebook groups suggested them as the place to go for that. Itís a lot more steps than I expected and is taking longer than I thought it would but Iím hoping these solutions work.
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So Iím still working on it, but I am using plexiglass. I went to Loweís and they cut it to the sizes that I needed, but they only do straight cuts. So I am going to use a Dremel to make the curved corners. One of the plexiglasses (Tufak I think it was called) is made it be stronger and shatter proof, so I am using that. I am trying to find the seal that then goes between the frame and the window to help hold it in place. I am now working with Pelland Industries to try to figure out the right seal. Someone on one of the facebook groups suggested them as the place to go for that. Itís a lot more steps than I expected and is taking longer than I thought it would but Iím hoping these solutions work.
After watching a bunch of you tube videos I've found that the seal is called a rubber locking gasket. Some videos show a one piece locking gasket, some show a two piece where you buy the rubber locking key separately (that's also a rubber strip, even though it says key. You'll need a special tool for installation. I am pretty sure both seals work and is just a preference. I plan to use the same one that is on my camper, I hope. I'll find out tomorrow when I remove it.) These gaskets are categorized as Window Mount Gaskets. I found a few at Steele Rubber ( https://www.steelerubber.com/camper-rv/window-mount-gasket ). I hope this gives you some help. Thank you for your response.
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