camper trailer dust seals

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2007 at 18:43

cmt

The existing dust seals on my camper have compressed to the point that they are useless . Off to the the Simpson in 4 weeks . Can anyone advise a good seal rubber and where I might be able to buy it from . A lot of manufacturers talk of pinchweld rubber seals is this good and readily available ??

Cheers

Chris
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AnswerID: 259978   Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2007 at 18:57

Member - Kim M (VIC) replied:

Chris

I can't help you with suppliers of dust seals. However, a bit of advice.

Seals are not meant to be compressed to their limit. A 2mm commpression is all that's needed to make a dust seal.

Regards

Kim
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AnswerID: 259982   Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2007 at 19:48

Moggs replied:

Hi Chris,

Take a section of the old seal down to any Clarke Rubber Store - they have a whole section of automotive trims / seals. Just then need to match it up, maybe buy a narrower one and away you go.
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AnswerID: 259987   Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2007 at 20:22

MEMBER - Darian (SA) replied:

Yep - a supplier of industrial rubber mouldings should have an adhesive backed profile to suit - they come in a lot of types, widths and calipers. The seals can get tired and lose their effectiveness, even when they don't appear worn out.
Palm Valley campground, Northern Territory.
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AnswerID: 259988   Submitted: Sunday, Sep 02, 2007 at 20:32

Max - Sydney replied:

Chris

What city do you live?

There's a great mob at St Mary's in Sydney that has every rubber section ever made I reckon & if its any use I will dig out its name

Max
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AnswerID: 260031   Submitted: Monday, Sep 03, 2007 at 07:30

Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 replied:

Google U.E.S. and you find all sort of pinchwelds.

cheers
Reiner
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AnswerID: 260066   Submitted: Monday, Sep 03, 2007 at 13:13

Member - Greydemon (WA) replied:

I had the same problem and decided to fix it before going to the Pilbara in July. Clark rubber had a huge range, the existing seals were simply flat rubber about 3cms x 4mm, I decided that the best thing to do would be to leave the existing compressed seals in place on the frame, and just glue the new ones on the door to match.

WRONG, more dust than before I 'fixed' the problem.

I think that what was happening was that the increased thickness near the hinge caused a gap at the catch end. I am now going to remove the original seal and see if things improve, if they don't then the whole lot goes and I start again!

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AnswerID: 260093   Submitted: Monday, Sep 03, 2007 at 15:11

Member - George S (QLD) replied:

Hi,
I went Clark Rubber & purchased A dense flat rubber seal approx 30mm wide & 8mm thick for my seal . Them found a 4mm poly chopping bord n cut some stips of & riveted them on @ 6 spots arround frame so the weight doesnt compress the rubber all the way &they act as rub pltes from travel movement
Hope this helps
George
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