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Old 06-02-2010, 01:49 AM   #11
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Okay, even I can figure out this diagram. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to draw a picture. I'm now more confident to give it a try.
Keep us posted on how it goes. If I had our rig in the garage right now I would fix mine tomorrow and take pictures to post here of the process. It really is quite easy. Open the room almost all the way but leave it just shy of full open to remove the wipers and once you have re-installed them leave the room open to allow the silicone time to set up before you close them again.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:09 PM   #12
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Fixed Slide Wall Wipers

I removed the rubber wipers from the main slide. Thanks to NWJeepers' advice it was a piece of cake. I used OOPs, a latex paint remover from Home Depot, to take off the caulk stuck to the gasket. I used a penetrating oil that's supposed to be good for gaskets to recondition the wipers. When I get out to the rig I will use more OOPS to remove the caulk on the side walls of the slide, silicon caulk the inside of the gasket where it fits into the motorhome wall. That should ensure it isn't pulled loose when the slide goes in and out. Will post results immediately and over time. Seems that this may be a recurring maintenance issue especially in rainy climates. You want the slide coming in dry and the gasket staying limber. There must be some folks out there with years of experience who've dealt with this stuff. Any comments?
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