Working on a 1965 Oasis. I am in need of seals for the windows, but they are not standard Hehr. One has a label that reads "Sun Valley Mobile Products, Inc." They appear to be high quality jalousies and they all work, so I will be cleaning them and reinstalling, but I need to replace the rubber gaskets. Can anyone help me identify which gaskets I need? Most are crumbled to the point they aren't easily identifiable. Looks like a D-style on the bottom, a 1/2 or 3/4 inch flap on the top, and the big mystery is the side gasket along the glass edges.
Has anyone worked on this trailer and/or brand of windows and can point me in the right direction?
I've had a lot of trouble finding gaskets for Hehr jalousies as well. Vintage Trailer Supply sells them, but the sides don't fit well nor does the bottom "bulb" gasket. I've had to trim some gaskets to fit and it's not easy.
Post by vintagetrailersupply on Nov 21, 2021 6:37:28 GMT -8
I want to be helpful. I'm the owner of Vintage Trailer Supply. I wonder if you could post a photo of the Sun Valley mark on your windows. I'm trying to detemine whether this is the distributor name or manufacturer name. Do they appear to be original to your trailer? Also any overall photos you may have of the windows and close ups and context photos of the tracks would help.
We'd love to provide the correct seal for your windows.
Post by hlschledge on Nov 26, 2021 21:17:02 GMT -8
They seem like high-end windows: They come out without flexing at all and are solid. The channels where the gaskets/seals go are triangular with an interior diameter of 3/16ths wide. There is a sticker on each window that says "Sun Valley Products, Inc Windows and Accessories." There are no stamped numbers anywhere on any of the 3 windows I've removed thus far except on the operator, which is Parlyn 1400 series operators and "144" on the part that holds the glass. There are no rubber washers holding the glass, only metal.
There are 3 rubber parts: Top flap, bottom oval, and side. The channels for all three are identical.
Top: I think there is a top gasket that will work but it's out of stock (VTS-386).
Bottom: VTS-113 works for the bottom, with a slight trim of one edge of the spline part.
Side: Nothing I have found anywhere on the Internet looks like the side gasket. It looks like a 3-prong thing.
I ordered several samples that looked similar from Vintage Trailer Supply but the spline is too narrow on them, except the one above for the bottom.
The windows are for sure, no doubt, original to the trailer. I purchased from the son of the original owner. This is one window, but they are all the same design/manufacturer just slightly different style. Operators are the same, frames are the same, only differences are sizes, shapes and type of glass.