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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Old 08-15-2022
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Default Girard G2000 Top Seal

The seal between the Girard awning and the coach wall was old and cracked. We constantly got drips coming down the window screens during rain storms, even if the awning was extended a few feet to protect the open window opening. There was also a nagging drip right over the entry door.

I ordered a new seal from Girard. It is a unique Y-shaped extrusion. One leg has an adhesive strip attached and this leg adheres to the top of the awning top cover. Another leg tucks between the coach wall and the back of the awning. The 3rd leg tucks under the rain gutter.

Getting the old seal off was easy with a sharp 1" putty knife. Goo-Gone and a scotch-brite pad pretty easily removed the old adhesive residue on the top cover.

The original seal didn't cover the area above the entry door and it looked like that was the design intention. The seal stopped where the rain gutter stopped. I elected to run the seal forward of the rain gutter, all the way to the front edge, where I clamped the seal between the top cover and end cap. For the few feet over the door, I used Butyl caulk to seal the leading edge of the seal and the top edge of the seal to the front cap. I also caulked the entire length of the joint between the seal and the top cover.
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Nice Work Paul!

Looks Great!
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Paul who did you order your seal from I also need one but have not found a dealer very close Thanks
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Jim,
I called directly to Girard and ordered the seal from their parts dept. Lippert recently bought Girard Systems so I called the number to see if it still worked. Get to parts or customer support, they are the ones that took my order. The seal cost was close to $200, but it is a custom extrusion.

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949-259-4000 . 800-382-8442
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Thanks Paul that helps a lot I will get in touch with them
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