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Old 12-09-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have daylight coming in under the dinette slide when it's out on our just delivered 2500ts...is there not a seal to prevent wind, rain, snow, bugs and vermin from entering?[
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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I have daylight coming in under the dinette slide when it's out on our just delivered 2500ts...is there not a seal to prevent wind, rain, snow, bugs and vermin from entering?[


Short answer, not on any I have ever owned. I made my own seal. It's a lot of work but worth it.
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Care to share?...thx
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Unfortunately I got rid of that MH so I canít show you photos. Every darned one Iíve had was a problem with the beetles, cold air, dust from winds, mosquitos and 6 gear motors and a hydraulic system that quit until my current MH. It has no slides. Effectively what I did was take large foam rubber seal and make it fit the open area on the inside and put it in place when we stopped. Later I opened the slide up and pulled the trim on the outside and made it a more permanent installation. Took me several hours cause it was a big slide. Still wasnít perfect but a darn sight better than it was.
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Hey, thanks so much...👍
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I wish it could explain it to you just a little better but I know from the slide outs that Iíve had on my campers that they are all different. The big motorhome had like 40 freaking screws I had to remove in order to even access the underneath side of the slide and, to their credit, they really had done a decent job of sealing it up from the factory. I could see that there was a flange that came back close to that seal so I removed it, cut and fit a foam seal to shape around the gears and cutouts and fit it in there to take up that space. The foam allows it to compress without damaging anything.
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Lots of folks use pool noodles to stuff in the opening from the outside. Just cut to match, number them and put in place after setup. Just remember to remove them. My wife also uses draft snakes in front of the couch. Works well. Love to here other ideas.
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I also cut some foam rubber to stuff in those gaps, blocking them from the inside behind the trim. Again must remember to remove. I am considering gluing the to the backside of the would trim at the bottom.
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I also cut some foam rubber to stuff in those gaps, blocking them from the inside behind the trim. Again must remember to remove. I am considering gluing the to the backside of the would trim at the bottom.


That is essentially what I did. Keeps from having to do it every time you set up.
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