I have purchased a GFC that was completed in June 2020. We are transferring it from one truck to another today.
My Question is do we need a new seal?
If so where can I buy one? Someone suggested Home Depot?
I have read that the seal needs to be rated for the weight of the camper, which I hear is 250lbs?
Transfer is happening in Houston, so if there are shops that sell the things I will need, please advise.
I recently bought a used camper, and that ESI seal is the one I used as well. So far it seems to be holding up nicely. I have a 2nd gen and needed to put a double layer on the front (next to the rear cab window) to get the gap to close, which is standard install procedure. I have a short bed tacoma and there was enough to do the bed rails and a double layer on the front with a few ft leftover.
Alternatively, if you want to use a more similar product to what GFC uses, this TrimLok seal is an option:
Another helpful tip I got was to get some new nylock lock nuts for the mounting brackets, as they are technically single use only. 6 half inch nylocks are less than $3 at your local hardware store, so might as well go for it!
stoked you found a new truck. the main difference is the front seal, the 2nd gen has two - one is upside down attached to the other, you can just peel them apart and reuse one of them as the 3rd gen only need’s one. the tailgate seal is different, it a different part. can get the actual part from GFC whilst waiting we just cut down the 2nd gen (used a razor knife) one to fit.
we used 4 people to transfer it, two inside with the gfc closed, two at the rear and just walked it over. then to align the seals which took a while just had one inside it lifting (with it closed can use more legs/body) and the other sorting out the seals. id replace the nuts to the clamps either before you do this or shortly after