bringing these pieces back to life takes some work .. I have been looking for the original manufactures for the Trekker parts for a while , and starting to loose hope of ever finding any help . The toyota stuff is ok , but the Winnabego stuff is very sketchy.
I have talked to Winnabego many times .. and no one there even remembers the Trekker .. nevermind has a parts list .
I think the main parts are the rear lock (chicago lock) and the rear hinges (glasstite inc) .. I have calls into both companies , but so far nothing ..
other pieces I would like to see are little things like the rear window buttons .. The small black buttons on the rear glass .. Rear weatherstrip .. for replacement hatch struts .. I think I have them figured Lexan rear shields .. I got
I am thinking about rebuilding my rear hatch as it is kind of flimsy. I did hit the junk yard and pick up a rear hatch seal out of a Dodge van that seems to be working pretty good so far for keeping H20 out of the back...
I just need to figure something out for the seal between the cap and the cab...I used some black silicone that so far is working but don't think that it is flexible enough. Plus I wanna make the top removalable--next summer project...
Dodge van huh ... did it go all the way around ? I was told a trunk weatherstrip for a ford would work as well , I guess I need to hit a wrecker to see ..
I found a place on-line who makes weatherstrip .. i'm just waiting for my cataloge .
for the cab seal .. this catalogue also looks promising .. I was thinking the same sort of weatherstrip as the hatch .. thing is you gotta have the roof off . or maybe like a extruded aluminum cover that goes on the inside seam .. then the roof dosnt have to come off .
Post by thetrekkerguy on Jul 9, 2008 13:13:00 GMT -8
the last i heard jack safro the guy who with Winnebago invented the trekkers father had bought all the remaining parts and all the dies from winn. he owned a company called auto specialists in Wisconsin were I'm from jack safro still owns a Toyota/Lexus dealer here in Wisconsin and i talked to a guy at a local dealer that actually sold multiple trekkers new from jack safro Toyota so he may be a source but i have never tried to contact him and auto spec. is long since gone as far as i can tell