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hdeason

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Posted: 03/06/12 08:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where can I find rubber seals for the two rear windows of my 1988 coachman,the ones on their now are shrinking and puling out of the tracks on the corners. thanks

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Posted: 03/06/12 03:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll be interested in this too. Mine shrink and I have been just pushing them back in, not to difficult on a warm day. Fortunately the rubber is not a part of the seal that keeps the water out, the glass is glued to the frame.


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Posted: 03/06/12 04:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For fixed windows, you might also check with your local auto glass shop.

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Just fixed one of mine today. carefully use a small amout of silicone

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Hi, All I have a 1986 Coachman that I am updating.. New walls inside and re-seating the windows.. I went to the local RV shop and bought a roll of the gray putty tape and replaced the rubber seal with the new putty and no more leaks...Might help you with your windows...


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I'd check with the manufacturer, PPL parts in Houston, google some RV suppliers and send out inquiries. Something will come up, I'm sure of it. Best of luck!


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Posted: 03/07/12 05:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The rubber gasket is called "Glazing"

Different brands of WINDOW manufactures use various types of glazing.

Who Manufactured the actual window & frame in your RV ?

One source for replacement parts Pelland Enterprises

There a thousands of different types of window glazing profiles available you need to find the correct one to ensure a proper seal.

Some of the different types used in the Window Industry


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Posted: 03/08/12 06:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My advice would be NOT to use the grey putty tape (it dries out and cracks). But use a BUTYL rubber tape (color black).

Also do not use Silicone to run a bead around the window frame, use a product like Proflex RV it is much better than Silicone on the exterior of our RV.

Example of Butyl Tape:


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250-H Butyl Tape
Permatite® 250-H Butyl Tape
High Cross Linked And Modified Butyl Rubber Compound

Developed for maximum adhesion to most all surfaces, Permatite 250-H Tapes exhibit excellent performance in areas where joint movement, expansion and contraction are present. When specialty sizes are required, Permatite can provide unlimited profiles in extruded tapes. Permatite's extruded tapes are designed to form an air and water tight seal while conforming to irregular surfaces. Ease in application make 250-H extrusions result in instant cost and labor savings.

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Thanks you guys glad to hear that the window is glued in and dosen't leak,how does the gray putty tape look? and glazing dosen't sound right. But thanks to all of you. Harold

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after you re-install the window,, the gray putty is squeezed out and makes the seal, then you take a putty knife and scrape off the excess and then i put a thin bead of silcone all around the window and it works great and you can not see the gray putty.. hope this helps.. you can look on you tube and search for re-seating rv windows and watch it happen...

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