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Old 03-21-2015, 07:54 AM   #11
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I pull and cut mine out as it was binding slide and getting tangled. Haven't done anything in year with it as not sure importance but look like a real pain in --- to replace. It had little metal charred teeth in rubber and looks like a problem.


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I agree. Looks like nasty business to fix, but since it's under warrant, and if I go to Goshen, I'll add it to the list.

Thanks for the reply.

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #12
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Where is Goshen?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:12 PM   #13
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Northern Ind 20 miles east of South Bend.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:10 PM   #14
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I disliked that seal so much and wasn't sure it did much sealing.. so much so that I fabricated a new one. I used two sections of 1" by 2" by 8 ft aluminum angle iron that I spliced together. On top of that 1" section I installed a 1" d-seal. The seal has self stick adhesive and I also pop-riveted the d-seal to the angle iron.

It's been on the coach for almost two years now and still works really good and provides a much tighter seal than the factory original.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:02 PM   #15
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Sounds much smarter than current application.


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Old 03-22-2015, 11:03 AM   #16
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I disliked that seal so much and wasn't sure it did much sealing.. so much so that I fabricated a new one. I used two sections of 1" by 2" by 8 ft aluminum angle iron that I spliced together. On top of that 1" section I installed a 1" d-seal. The seal has self stick adhesive and I also pop-riveted the d-seal to the angle iron.

It's been on the coach for almost two years now and still works really good and provides a much tighter seal than the factory original.
That sounds like a great solution. Only thing missing is my skill set

Thanks for that though. I know someone who does have some skills and maybe I can talk him into doing something like that.

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Could you post some pics?
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As requested:
This photo is intended to show how the d-seal is pop-riveted to the aluminum angle iron and the attachment of the angle iron to the motorhome. It pretty much attaches in the same manner as the original wiper seal. Had to pierce the seal in order to place a washer on the end of each pop rivet to keep the seal in place. The d-seal also has it's own adhesive strip. Some of the seal has pulled away from the pop rivets and my fix is to use super glue to reattach it in order to keep from having to remove the entire seal to repair. If I ever remove it to replace the seal I'm going to super glue or use contact cement on the entire length to get better adhesion.

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This photo shows how the seal is attached to the motorhome at the ends. Had to remove the angled wood blocks but they were just screwed on anyway so it wasn't a big deal. I used a 2" x 2" piece of angle iron at the ends in order to keep the d-seal in the same position relative to the slide.

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A view of the entire seal on the bottom of the slide. The d-seal is actually compressed against the bottom of the slide so it makes much better contact with the slide. Seal is much better.. no drafts and no access for critters.

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The splice of the two eight foot sections using 1" x 1" angle iron.

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I have a patent pending on this design. (lol)
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Now if I only had a replacement for those brush seals that "seal off" the basement.
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Edge,
thanks for the pictures. Looks like a nice install.
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