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Old 09-04-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Help with slide seal

I noticed the factory screws were not holding the seal behind my slide in place on my Sunseeker 3170. The dealership agreed to fix the problem before I purchased the RV. They added larger screws in between the factory screws and squirted a lot of goop around the edges. All the screws are now coming out, and the warranty is expired. The main problem is that there is not enough overlap between the seal and the wall of the RV to hold the screws. The screws are too close to the edge on the wall and all the screw holes are now a C shape. I am not sure if I should try a fender washer, nut and bolt, or try to find a bigger piece of wood or metal to screw into. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-04-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hope your still under warranty !
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #3
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I am not under warranty.

I am hoping this is only a seal to keep dirt and rain out. If that is the case, I am not too worried about it. I haven't been able to put the slide out and check it yet.

I was wondering if anyone else had seen something similar.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:15 PM   #4
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You bought the unit Used from a Dealership,and they did this kind of repair! Remove the flange and clean up the Mess they left and attempt a repair yourself! Youroo!!
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:25 PM   #5
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A picture or two may help solve the issue.
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:50 PM   #6
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If that's the schwintek slide, you got problems. That's the whole slide out frame coming loose. Same problem has been on other threads here before with Forester / Sunseeker.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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Look like a challenge to fix IMO. Sort out why those screw pulled out! Rotten wood or just stripped? Clean up as suggested and then move all the screws to ensure they attach to something solid. Patch to cover old holes. Good luck.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:49 PM   #8
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That's a standard problem on the 3050s don't know about your model you will have to have rivets put in Forest River can give you the info on how to repair that
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:55 PM   #9
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I should have said common problem not standard
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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That's a standard problem on the 3050s don't know about your model you will have to have rivets put in Forest River can give you the info on how to repair that
I'm really concerned about this being a problem with 3050S/3051S models, as we are planning a purchase of one probably in December. Joshua...is this an ongoing problem with this model? And is the factory doing anything regarding a product improvement to prevent it? Sometimes over-engineering something is much better than building junk.
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