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Author Topic: 4107 bay door seal-up project  (Read 741 times)
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« on: November 25, 2012, 03:48:26 PM »

My indoor storage rental plan fell thru, because all the places that offer that in my area are full.  So now I'm trying to chase down some leaks and get things sealed up good in the event I have to store outdoors.  I have a southern bus, and this is its first winter in Oregon. 

Did the 4107's as stock have a gasket above the bay door when the OEM rubber hinge was used? I have some bays with the rubber hinge, and others with an aftermarket metal hinge. It doesn't seem like an additional gasket was stock, but the PO had put various ones in on my rig.  I'm getting some water in the bays above the door at the wood floorboards, particularly at the bulkhead ends.  I'm trying to determine if the water is migrating there from the bay door, or coming from above on the body, windows, or roof somewhere.  I've seen neglected examples with these areas rotted out, and I certainly don't want that to happen to me.  It could be condensation too, but right now I'm putting in new gaskets in the areas pictured as a precaution.  Thoughts on this?




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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 04:25:14 PM »

My 4107 has separate seals from the ribber hinges.

My 4104 does not.

Don't know about the 4106 but will guess it is the same as the 04 because the doors on both don't articulate.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 05:17:13 PM »

We bought some off the shelf quarter inch wide foam seal that was sticky on one side.  It worked perfect at the top of the door and in the slot where the door panels set going down the sides.  It is real soft so it didn't make the door hard to close.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 07:33:12 PM »

I'm using some rubber stuff I found at lowes - sold as "automotive" weatherstripping.  It's about 5/16 by 1/4" or so.  The foam stuff acts like a sponge and grows moss here in Oregon, so I'm not using that Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 08:08:20 AM »

Hi Folks:

The original rubber seal was a hollow tube with a flat side that went into the track on the body.  When the door closed it crushed the tube to seal.

That material is still in stock new.  I hope this helps.

Happy & SAFE!! Bussin' to All,

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 01:33:36 PM »

Luke's stuff is best but if you do use any kind of foam make sure it is closed cell, open cell foam absorbs water.
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