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Hi,

I've just purchased a caravan for the first time and just getting my head around things. There's a few fixes to be done one being the following.

I've noticed this seal is hardened and broken in places. What should I search for to replace this? From googling I've seen awning Rail protector but this looks more like a seal.

Can anyone advise?

Many thanks
Paul
 

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Looks to me more like the "roof strap" which seals the front or rear GRP/ABS moulding to the roof - if so it'll need removing, clear all the old sealant, reseal and replace the roof strap.
 
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You can buy it in various widths and colours and in continuous strips by the metre. When fitting leave the strip in a bucket of warm water then use a plastic spatula with thin blade to ease the strip into the channel - avoid overpulling it as you work. As already noted it is solely a decorative screw cover strip. Not sure if the roof strap should also have a cover strip in a wider format?
 
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Should have said you do need to measure the current strip width (mm) and match it in the colour of your choice! I have done strips of mine like over the front window and across the rear panel that had gone brittle and surface sticky over the years!
 
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I've recently replaced all the herzim strip (some times called screw cover) on all the rails on my van.I found it very flexible .I would recommend once fitted it is l left to rest for awhile allowing any stretch to settle out ..I left mine over night..also the strip on window rails and door frame are a different size and profile..I have put a post under "VINTAGE" on this forum with regard to awning reseal...Good luck Gary
 
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FWIW I had multiple sizes/styles on my van, so I ordered 1m of each possible type from them (including making sure I covered the options too for grey vs silver) and ended up buying 2 different sizes to cover all my trim.

I also resprayed the little plastic end caps at the same time. Looks great.
 

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