Originally Posted by Grums
From a fellow 3600rs owner, you have our sincere sympathy at what happened. We hope your wife is better soon.
We love our fifth wheel even with small problems. Still waiting to get several completed since late spring but our dealer has been really good.
Have a question about the dining room slide. Our binds the outside seal and is slowing ripping it away in one spot. The rubber flap seal is fine. It's the harder outer seal on the slide itself. Anyone gave the same problem?
The dealer says they are waiting for a response from Forest River but none so far.
If I understand you correctly...
I had this same issue and discovered the "moving" seal on the side of the slideout was "passing" the "fixed" seal mounted on the skin of the trailer when closing the slideout (make sense?)
I found it was because FR cut the fixed side skin a bit short down at the bottom where the skin and slideout curve down and inwards. This kept the slideout seal from properly pushing against and engaging the fixed skin seal. They would pass each other when closing and tear the rubber.
A piece of aluminum sheet metal curved by hand and some pop rivets all under the trim and seal on the fixed skin side and I now have a skin "extension" (can't exactly add sheet metal any other way) This gives the slideout seal something to push against and no more passing problems.
If you're careful about unscrewing and removing the existing trim and seal, you won't even see the modification.
I can take pics if you want. Took about 30 minutes to do.