My 61 Compact has all of it's windows intact. BUT I am concerned about the corners of the rear window. There is nothing covering the corners of the windows. Should there be caulking or some type of gasket in each corner?
It looks like the gasket did shrink. If the window is not leaking now, you could try clear gutter seal or window sealant (not silicone) to carefully fill the gap. Takes some time and effort but worth it. Be sure to clean all the algae and crud out of the grooves first.
It's also possible that a modern window company might have clip in replacements. Not likely, but maybe... Good luck!
Post by harrison429 on Jun 5, 2012 10:14:16 GMT -5
Mine was like that too and i threw away the gasket thinking it would be easy to replace...i never found anything the right size to fit the groove when we reinstalled the rear window (which the po had tinted plexi in with gobs of silicone) with new plexi we ended up simply using trempro to seal the new plexi in place. i fear it leaking one day but it has been through a lot of rain already and all looks well. also, because there isn't a seal around i can see the trempro clearly and will be able to keep my eye on whether the seal breaks or not.
you can see in my posts how we did it and what it looks like now.
Didn't know it was a bad word. I gather from reading other posts on this forum that most owners don't seal their campers with silicone caulk. I assume that this comes from over zealous POs caulk hack jobs that the current owners had to dig out to restore their babies. Old silicone is a bear to remove. But...for this application a neat little bead of gray silicone in each corner would probably be the best solution. I know that using silicone caulk would eliminate painting the frames as paint and silicone don't mix very well. I don't plan to paint the aluminum frames but will leave the natural aluminum finish. Should blend into the frame nicely and seal like a champ. I hope that the next owner will forgive me.