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Old 05-02-2022, 12:36 AM   #1
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The end of a 1.5” wide rubber strip came loose in the wind. The strip runs the full length of the rain gutter. It looks like it’s to prevent water running down behind the awning. I don’t know what’s holding it on because on the back it has a 1/4" red strip that looks like the strip on 3M tape that you remove before gluing it down. I pulled a corner of the red stuff, underneath it’s very sticky. Wondering if a factory person just stuffed it up there without taking off the tape that covers the glue. Any reason I can’t just remove the red and stick it back down?

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Old 05-02-2022, 01:58 PM   #2
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I would clean the area with rubbing alcohol (where the strip attaches) and remove the red strip and push it down. You could also apply a sealant on top of the strip to help keep in place.
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Great-thank you!
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Sounds like it has 3M automotive tape on it. As previously mentioned just clean surface and peel the red tape off and it won’t likely let go once stuck down. There is a channel on the awning side that runs the length of the awning that the weather strip fits into and gravity on the van side is often sufficient to seal the weather strip. It is there to stop the water coming between the van and the awning.
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As an 82 year old female it seems like one of the few things I can fix myself.
Thank you for explaining it.
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Great, just be extra careful when you are on the ladder Make sure you are on flat stable ground and it should be pretty straight forward job.

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