Hi TcheckerI've been pouring through the search engine and various build threads and ready to just ask the collective.
Putting a CR-L T vent in a sliding door in a 136, is there a consensus on butyl tape vs just the rubber gasket seal for installing one of these? I just pulled the window out of the box and the foam gasket is pretty dense.
Bought from Campervan HQ and their FAQ section says clamp in windows rely on the external rubber compression ring. Installing this weekend so trying to make sure I have everything needed.
Thanks RV8R, hole cutting on Saturday!Hi Tchecker
I put a CRL window in our slider (non-vent unit). I did not use butyl tape. Just the gasket that came with the window. I also made sure the exterior paint was super clean (used rubbing alcohol). Cutting the van door took 2hrs - installing the window took 10mins. So far no leaks
I have it documented & photos on my build thread
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You are welcome; I used a good jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.Thanks RV8R, hole cutting on Saturday!
The CLR window I installed did not come with a template & I used the cardboard box it came in as my template. I simply measured & traced the actual window frame onto the cardboard. Many photos on my build thread & it was one task that I performed that fit perfectly & sealed very well.Would anyone happen to have a CAD drawing of the proper cutout for a CRL bunk window? I threw away my templates after I cut my windows and now I need one to build interior trim rings, but I don't want to pull the windows back out because I don't think I'll ever get them sealed tight again (I cut my cutouts too big.)
It would be really useful to have a CAD file for this floating around because people wouldn't have to hope that they made their cardboard template correctly, you could just print out a dimensionally perfect one.