Bunk seal replacement.

Discussion in 'PopOut (Hybrids)' started by Riveyman, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Riveyman

    Riveyman Member

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    Well, it's been the whole summer and I finally replaced the bunk seals on my [HY].
    After doing a ton of research I finally ordered the seal from the web site Uni Grip for $2 per foot.
    It took about 2 weeks to get it because they didn't have it available in stock.
    Needed 15 feet for each end, so to be safe ordered an extra foot. So $64 plus shipping.
    Wife and I spent a good 4 hours cutting, pulling and scraping to get the old seal off. The adhesive wasn't giving up easily.
    After cutting a majority of the seal off, we ended up using mineral spirits and an old pvc pipe with an angled cut to scrape the rest of the glue off. Trying not to scrape the paint.

    It's finally done and we washed the hybrid and checked for leaks. All was good, so far. Haven't had any rain yet so will check once that happens.
     

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    You guys did a very fine job!did that seal have the thick strong adhesive similar to what was there?that stuff was crazy hard to get off...it reminded me of what they use to seal car windshields lol
     
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    Thanks Roc, It was pretty sticky stuff. I had the wife hold the seal and slowly pull the red tape off the adhesive. I used both hands to direct it where I wanted it. As soon as it touched the metal it was stuck. Really hard to get it re-positioned.

    Here is a close up pic of what I got.
     

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    Thanks for posting,I think I may follow suit and redo mine with the product that you have.the seal that they gave me works,but it's a lot bigger than what was there from the start.thanks again
     
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    Hi, do you have the part number you used for the new seal? I have the exact same job to do and I can't decide on what seal number to use.
     
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    I’d be interested in the part number, as well. We are about to embark on this repair, too.
     
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    I actually went with a seal that i got off of amazon.i installed it early last summer and i am pleases with it so far.it was 32.99 for the roll that did one bunk end.it is Trim-Lok rubber seal EPDM closed cell rubber with HT adhesive(high tack).i went with .38 inch thick by .50 inch wide.they do have multiple sizes to choose from
     
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    Would love to have the part number as well please. My seals are the exact same as yours. I believe the measurements on mine are 5/8" wide where it sticks to the trailer and 5/8" high at its highest point on the round.
     
  9. Kimberley Gooldy

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    I am looking for the seal that the Vinyl is attached to. Mine has went bad and now the whole top is falling in. I need to get it fixed fast due to a family campout in September.
     

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    It would help if you posted year, make and model of hybrid.
     
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    2006 Aerolite hybrid (Cub) It also has Thor on it.
     
  12. bikendan

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    do you have the infamous Thermarest tent ends?
     
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    Do you mean the ends that i have to pull open? Yes.
     
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    NO, back around 2006, Thor got innovative with their Kodiak/Cub hybrid lines and partnered up with Thermarest and Thule.
    they installed Thermarest-designed tent ends that were kinda dome-shaped and made a futon style mattress.
    both were warranty nightmares for Thor and they went back to the common vinylized canvas tent ends.
    Thor's hybrid lines never recovered from the debacle. Thor went from around 10 different hybrid floorplans to 3.
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jx3Fc3dbNt8/maxresdefault.jpg
     
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    This is what's going on with it and i need to find out how & where i can get it fixed. I got it a year ago from Camping world in Jacksonville, Fl. and they said they can't fix it.
     
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    Have you tried contacting Thor? It's a long shot since they have never provided good support to owners of the Kodiak/Cub hybrids.
     
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    No. I have been in contact with a place up north in Indiana. Just sent them pics of it to see if they can help.
     
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    I don't have that type.
     

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