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Old 12-07-2022, 07:06 AM   #1
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New 2023 basement gasket

Has anyone tried the 2023 gasket on an older model like a 2019?
It looks like all they did was change the gasket. Has anyone tried this? The 2023 doors are an absolute dream.

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We have not tried them on anything yet, as we haven’t had any issues with them. You can reach out to any NIRVC parts department and they can order you any amount that want if you want to try it on one door first.
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:41 AM   #3
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Screen shots of the new gasket from video

This should be a simple install. Would like to compare with my gasket.
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I'm curious to know if they're any better or if Newmar has simply changed supplier. I will follow this to see if anyone tries it.
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I'm curious to know if they're any better or if Newmar has simply changed supplier. I will follow this to see if anyone tries it.
The video posted on the Dutch Star FB page certainly looks like an improvement. Looks like he is using a lot less force to close them. And I know how to adjust mine to minimize slamming.
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The video posted on the Dutch Star FB page certainly looks like an improvement. Looks like he is using a lot less force to close them. And I know how to adjust mine to minimize slamming.

I posted a link to that video in my original post (you have to cut and paste). Same video I posted on facebook. The doors are amazing how little effort it takes to close. When I was showing the service writer at the dealership how it works he slammed the door. I opened it back up and showed him how little effort it takes.



I know this gasket material is out there if I could only find the brand. Newmar refused to tell me who makes it.
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I know this gasket material is out there if I could only find the brand. Newmar refused to tell me who makes it.
I have a lot of gasket/seal vendors for my service business in the yachting industry. Is there a loose end where you could post a cross section picture and approximate dimensions?
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Here is a cross section photo of the material Tiffin uses on compartment doors. From the video and still shots it appears to be the same or very similar.
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Can the same thing not be achieved by adjusting the catch outward?
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Here's a good resource, possibly Newmar's source??
If we can get someone to contribute a cross section, may very well find it here. This catalog is full of other weatherstripping products.
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Unless the stuff is crazy expensive, I might order enough for one bay door and see if it makes a difference.
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Can the same thing not be achieved by adjusting the catch outward?
I'm thinking this new stuff may be softer and allows the door to close with less pressure, making it easier to operate/adjust the latches.
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The old design seal was a bulb type. The reason the doors are hard to close is you are compressing the air inside the seal and the air can only escape out of the ends. This type of seal does a good job and I would be a little skeptical of this new design used as a single seal. You often see this new design used on doors in the automotive world but it's part of a 2 seal system. I'll be curious to see if owners start having leakage problens.
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Can the same thing not be achieved by adjusting the catch outward?
Yes but I think the door would not be flush with the body in order to achieve the soft closure.
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